A psalm of Asaph.
1 THe mighty God doth stand within
th' assembly of the strong:
and he it is that righteously
doth judge the gods among.
2 How long a time is it that ye
will judge unrighteously?
and will accept the countenance
of those that wicked be?
3 See that ye do defend the poor,
also the fatherless:
unto the needy justice do,
and that are in distress.
4 The wasted poor, and those that are
needy deliver ye;
and them redeem out of the hand
of such as wicked be.
5 They know not, nor will understand,
in darkness they walk on:
all the foundations of the earth
quite out of the course are gone.
6 I said that ye are gods, and sons
of th’ highest ye are all.
7 But ye shall dye like men, and like
one of the princes fall.
8 That thou may’st judge the earth o God,
do thou thy self advance;
for thou shalt have the nations
for thine inheritance.