A Psalm of Asaph. 1

God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: 2 “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah 3 Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. 4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

5

They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk around in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

6

I say, “You are gods, children of the Most High, all of you; 7 nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, and fall like any prince.” b Heb his 8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth; for all the nations belong to you!

Notes:

b Heb his