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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 82

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Psalm 82: In gods' assembly God doth stand

A Psalm of Asaph.

Meter: C.M. (8,6,8,6)

1 In gods’ assembly God doth stand; he judgeth gods among. 2 How long, accepting persons vile, will ye give judgment wrong?

3 Defend the poor and fatherless; to poor oppress’d do right. 4 The poor and needy ones set free; rid them from ill men’s might.

5 They know not, nor will understand; in darkness they walk on: All the foundations of the earth out of their course are gone.

6 I said that ye are gods, and are sons of the Highest all: 7 But ye shall die like men, and as one of the princes fall.

8 O God, do thou raise up thyself, the earth to judgment call: For thou, as thine inheritance, shalt take the nations all.