The Psalms

Psalm 82

The psalmist, having exhorted the judges, 1-4, and reproved their negligence, 5-7, prays God to judge, 8.

1 [A Psalm of Asaph.] God stands in the congregation of the mighty. He judges among the gods.

2 "How long will you judge unjustly and accept the persons of the wicked?" [Selah.]

3 "Defend the poor and fatherless. Do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy. Deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

5 They do not know, neither will they understand. They walk on in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are out of course.

6 I have said, 'You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High.

7 But you shall die like men and fall like one of the princes.'"

8 Arise, O God, judge the earth, for you will inherit all nations.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 82


[v.6] - Quoted in John 10:34.