A psalm of Asaph.
God presides in the great assembly;
he renders judgment among the “gods”:
“How long will you82:2 The Hebrew is plural. defend the unjust
and show partiality to the wicked?82:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.
They walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
“I said, ‘You are “gods”;
you are all sons of the Most High.’
But you will die like mere mortals;
you will fall like every other ruler.”
Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
for all the nations are your inheritance.