God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
A. M. 3108. B.C. 896. (Title.) A Psalm. Some refer this psalm to the time of David, and others to that of Hezekiah; but it is more probable that it was composed when Jehoshaphat reformed the courts throughout his kingdom
or, for Asaph.
Or, "God standeth in the assembly of God, ail, he judgeth among the judges." Elohim: God is among His own people; and presides especially in those courts of justice which Himself has established.
How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
That is, the judges know not.
all the, etc
All the civil institutions of the land totter.
out of course
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Or, "like Adam," ke‰dam.
and fall, etc
Or, "as fall as one of them, O ye princes."
Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.