1God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the “gods”:
2“How long will you⚓ defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked?⚓ 3Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. 4Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
5“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6“I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’ 7But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler.”
8Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.