1 «A Psalm of Asaph.» God standeth in the congregation of theThe prophet shows that if princes and judges do not do their duty, God whose authority is above them will take vengeance on them.mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of theFor thieves and murderers find favour in judgment when the cause of the godly cannot be heard.wicked? Selah.
3 Doe right to the poore and fatherlesse: doe iustice to the poore and needie.
4 Deliver the poor andNot only when they cry for help, but when their cause requires aid and support.needy: rid [them] out of the hand of the wicked.
5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all theThat is, all things are out of order either by their tyranny or careless negligence.foundations of the earth are out of course.
6 I haue said, Ye are gods, and ye all are children of the most High.
7 No title of honour will excuse you, but you will be subject to God's judgments, and tender account as well as other men.But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inheritTherefore no tyrant will pluck your right and authority from you.all nations.