1God takes His stand and judges in the midst of “gods” justly:
2“How long will you unjustly judge; show partiality?Selah
3“Defend and vindicate the weak, those who are fatherless;
Maintain the rights of those in need, and those who are oppressed.
4“Rescue the weak and needy ones, for they need help to stand;
Deliver them from the strong grip of evil, wicked hands.
5“They do not know nor understand; in darkness walk about;
So the foundations of the earth are shaken all throughout.
6“I said, ‘You’re gods’; you are all sons of God the Lord Most High.
7Yet you’ll fall like all rulers fall; and like mere men, you’ll die.”
8Rise up, O God, and judge the earth—You reign o’er nations all;
They are Your own inheritance, and You possess them all.