Psalm 82

1 God has stood up in the council of heaven:
    in the midst of the gods he gives judgement.
2 'How long will you judge unjustly:
    and favour the cause of the wicked?
3 'Judge for the poor and fatherless:
    vindicate the afflicted and oppressed.
4 'Rescue the poor and needy:
    and save them from the hands of the wicked.
5 'They do not know, they do not understand, they walk about in darkness:
    all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 'Therefore I say, “Though you are gods:
    and all of you children of the Most High,
7 '”Nevertheless you shall die like a mortal:
    and fall like one of the princes.”'
8 Arise, O God, and judge the earth:
    for you shall take all nations as your possession.