Psalm 82

Unjust judgment
God stands for justice
The psalm has three parts beginning at verses 1, 2, and 8. Compare Psalm 58 and Isaiah 3:13-15.
 1 ¶ <<A Psalm of Asaph.>> God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
 2  How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
  1 - Judgeth among the gods Apparently the heathen gods as portrayed by Satan
  2 - Judge unjustly Could well apply to corrupt government today.
  2 - Accept the persons That is, decide in favor of certain wicked persons regardless of their guilt.ja0202-4. This was forbidden le1915, de0117.
 3  Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
 4  Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
 5  They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
  3 - Defend the poor Those who cannot make the judges rich.
  4 - Rid them Or "snatch them away."
  5 - They know not Could be the judges but consider them instead as the poor who can't adequately defend themselves in court.
  5 - Foundations ... out Failure of social justice. Also a picture of life in these end times.
6 ¶ I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
 7  But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
 8  Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
  6  - Ye are gods A picture of those who attempt to judge true divinity. Inspired for Christ to confront His accusers. jn1034. The idea here is that the judges were acting like gods controlling the lives of the poor.
  8 - Arise ... judge As in ps00307; ps00706, and da1201.
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