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Rescue the Weak and Needy
A Psalm of Asaph.
1God has taken his place in the divine council;
in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
2“How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
3Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
4Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
5They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
they walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
8Arise, O God, judge the earth;
for you shall inherit all the nations!
Ps 82:1-8. Before the great Judge, the judges of the earth are rebuked, exhorted, and threatened.
of the mighty—that is, of God, of His appointment.
6, 7. Though God admitted their official dignity (Joh 10:34), He reminds them of their mortality.
8. As rightful sovereign of earth, God is invoked personally to correct the evils of His representatives.