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Psalm 82:5-7 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)


[a]The gods neither know nor understand,
    wandering about in darkness,
    and all the world’s foundations shake.
I declare: “Gods though you be,[b]
    offspring of the Most High all of you,
Yet like any mortal you shall die;
    like any prince you shall fall.”


  1. 82:5 The gods are blind and unable to declare what is right. Their misrule shakes earth’s foundations (cf. Ps 11:3; 75:4), which God made firm in creation (Ps 96:10).
  2. 82:6 I declare: “Gods though you be”: in Jn 10:34 Jesus uses the verse to prove that those to whom the word of God is addressed can fittingly be called “gods.”
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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