1 God has taken his place in the divine council;
in the midst of the gods he holds judgement:
2 How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked?
3 Give justice to the weak and the orphan;
maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.
4 Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
they walk around in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 I say, You are gods,
children of the Most High, all of you;
7 nevertheless, you shall die like mortals,
and fall like any prince.*
8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth;
for all the nations belong to you!
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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10 February 2011