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Psalm 82:1-3 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

82 The psalm of Asaph. God stood in the synagogue of gods; forsooth he deemeth gods in the middle. (The song of Asaph. God standeth in the council of heaven; and he judgeth among the gods.)

How long deem ye (with) wickedness; and take the faces of sinners? (And he saith, How long shall ye judge wickedly; and make exceptions for sinners?)

Deem ye to the needy man, and to the motherless child; justify ye the meek man and poor. (Judge ye for the needy, and for the motherless; give ye justice to the weak, and to the poor.)

Psalm 82:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 82

A psalm of Asaph.

God presides in the great assembly;
    he renders judgment among the “gods”:

“How long will you[a] defend the unjust
    and show partiality to the wicked?[b]
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
    uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 82:2 The Hebrew is plural.
  2. Psalm 82:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
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Psalm 82:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

82 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Psalm 82:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV)

A Plea for Justice

A Psalm of Asaph.

82 God stands in the congregation of [a]the mighty;
He judges among the [b]gods.
How long will you judge unjustly,
And show partiality to the wicked? Selah
[c]Defend the poor and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 82:1 Heb. El, lit. God
  2. Psalm 82:1 Judges; Heb. elohim, lit. mighty ones or gods
  3. Psalm 82:3 Vindicate
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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