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1 God takes his stand in the court of heaven
to deliver judgement among the gods themselves.

Against corrupt Judges. Psalm 82(v81)
2 How long will you judge unjustly
and show favour to the wicked?

3 You ought to give judgement for the weak and the orphan,
and see right done to the destitute and downtrodden,

4 you ought to rescue the weak and the poor,
and save them from the clutches of wicked men.

5 But you know nothing, you understand nothing,
you walk in the dark
while earth's foundations are giving way.

6 This is my sentence: Gods you may be,
sons all of you of a high god Or of the Most High,

7 yet you shall die as men die Or as Adam died;
princes fall, every one of them, and so shall you.

8 Arise, O God, and judge the earth;
for thou dost pass all nations through thy sieve.

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