A psalm of Asaph. 1
God presides in the great assembly;
he gives judgment among the "gods": 2
"How long will you defend the unjust
and show partiality to the wicked?
Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless;
maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. 4
Rescue the weak and needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked. 5
"They know nothing, they understand nothing.
They walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken. 6
"I said, 'You are "gods";
you are all sons of the Most High.' 7
But you will die like mere men;
you will fall like every other ruler." 8
Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
for all the nations are your inheritance.
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