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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Online Bible

NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Psalms 82:1-8

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • A call for righteous judgment

    • God judges among “the gods” (1)

    • “Defend the lowly” (3)

    • “You are gods” (6)

A melody of Aʹsaph.+ 82  God takes his place in the divine assembly;*+ In the middle of the gods* he judges:+   “How long will you continue to judge with injustice+ And show partiality to the wicked?+ (Selah)   Defend* the lowly and the fatherless.+ Render justice to the helpless and destitute.+   Rescue the lowly and the poor; Save them out of the hand of the wicked.”   They do not know, nor do they understand;+ They are walking about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are being shaken.+   “I have said, ‘You are gods,*+ All of you are sons of the Most High.   But you will die just as men do;+ And like any other prince you will fall!’”+   Rise up, O God, and judge the earth,+ For all the nations belong to you.

Footnotes

Or “in the assembly of the Divine One.”
Or “godlike ones.”
Or “Judge.”
Or “godlike ones.”