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Psalm 82:1-3 Expanded Bible (EXB)

A Cry for Justice

A psalm of Asaph [C a Levitical musician, a descendant of Gershon, at the time of David; 1 Chr. 6:39; 15:17; 2 Chr. 5:12].

82 God ·is in charge of the great meeting [L takes his place/presides in the great assembly/or the assembly of the gods/divine council; C the angels (powers and authorities; Eph. 6:12) are here called “gods”];
    he judges among the “gods” [John 10:35–36].
He says, “How long will you ·defend evil people [or judge unfairly]?
    How long will you show ·greater kindness [favor; preference] to the wicked? ·Selah [Interlude]
·Defend [Judge] the ·weak [or poor] and the orphans;
    ·defend the rights of [vindicate] the poor and ·suffering [needy].

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