Psalm 82

Psalm 82

Psalm 82: summed up by me. 

1. God is hanging out "PRESIDES" -- judging gods. 

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5. God is judging.  "These gods, know nothing."

6. I said, you are gods" you are all sons of the Most High. 

7. But you will die and be forgotten.

You are no more important than anyone else. 

8. Rise up, O God, judge the earth for all the nations are your inheritance. 



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.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
    deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.
    They walk about in darkness;
    all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

“I said, ‘You are “gods”;
    you are all sons of the Most High.’
But you will die like mere mortals;
    you will fall like every other ruler.”

Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
    for all the nations are your inheritance.


Psalm 82  is a Psalm of Judgment proclaimed by God against those who are guilty of social injustice. It begins with a vision of God standing in the “great assembly,” the great hall of justice in heaven, the supreme Supreme Court. He is presiding over a gathering of judges. This is not a business-as-usual meeting.



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