Overview

Psalm 82 paints a courtroom scene where God, the ultimate Judge, takes his seat among the "gods" or earthly judges. He challenges them for their failure to execute justice, particularly for the marginalized: the poor, the orphaned, and the oppressed. This powerful psalm serves as a wake-up call, reminding us that God holds those in positions of authority to a high standard of justice and fairness. The concluding verse shifts the focus to God's sovereignty, asking Him to rise and judge the Earth, thereby establishing His supreme rule over all nations. Overall, Psalm 82 is a potent reminder that divine justice will ultimately prevail.

Psalm 82

1  (A Psalm of Asaph.) God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

2  How long will ye 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: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

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

6  I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

7  But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

8  Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

End of Psalm 82


1 Year Plan:  Jul 19 - Neh 12, Neh 13,  Ps 82, Ps 83

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