Psalms 82

(A psalm by Asaph.)

Please Do Something, God!

1When all the other gods

have come together,

the Lord God judges them

and says:

2“How long will you

keep judging unfairly

and favoring evil people?

3Be fair to the poor

and to orphans.

Defend the helpless

and everyone in need.

4Rescue the weak and homeless

from the powerful hands

of heartless people.

5“None of you know

or understand a thing.

You live in darkness,

while the foundations

of the earth tremble.

6 “I, the Most High God, say

that all of you are gods

and also my own children.

7But you will die,

just like everyone else,

including powerful rulers.”

8Do something, God!

Judge the nations of the earth;

they belong to you.