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Jehovah’s Witnesses

English

Online Bible | NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalm 82:1-8

A melody of Aʹsaph. 82  God* is stationing himself in the assembly+ of the Divine One;*+In the middle of the gods* he judges:+   “How long will YOU keep on judging with injustice+And showing partiality to* the wicked themselves?+ Seʹlah.   Be judges for the lowly one and the fatherless boy.+To the afflicted one and the one of little means do justice.+   Provide escape for the lowly one and the poor one;+Out of the hand of the wicked ones deliver [them].”+   They have not known, and they do not understand;+In darkness they keep walking about;+All the foundations of the earth are made to totter.+   “I myself have said, ‘YOU are gods,*+And all of YOU are sons of the Most High.+   Surely YOU will die just as men* do;+And like any one of the princes YOU will fall!’”+   Do rise up, O God,* do judge the earth;+For you yourself should* take possession of all the nations.+

Footnotes

“God.” Heb., ʼElo·himʹ.
Or, “God.” Heb., ʼEl; LXXVg, “gods”; Sy, “angels.”
Or, “godlike ones.” Heb., ʼelo·himʹ; LXXVgc, “gods”; Sy, “angels”; T, “judges.”
Lit., “lifting up the faces of.”
Or, “godlike ones.” Heb., ʼelo·himʹ; Gr., the·oiʹ; Syr., daʼ·la·hin; Lat., diʹi; T, “like angels.”
Or, “just as earthling man.” Heb., keʼa·dhamʹ.
“God.” Heb., ʼElo·himʹ.
Or, “will.”