Psalms 82:1

“(A Psalm of Asaph.) God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[A Psalme of Asaph.] God standeth in the Congregation of the mightie: hee iudgeth among the gods.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

God standeth in the congregation of God; He judgeth among the gods.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<A Psalm. Of Asaph.> God is in the meeting-place of God; he is judging among the gods.
- Basic English Bible

{A Psalm of Asaph.} God standeth in the assembly of God, he judgeth among the gods.
- Darby Bible

A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
- Webster's Bible

God presides in the great assembly. He judges among the gods.
- World English Bible


- Youngs Literal Bible

A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of God; in the midst of the judges He judgeth:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 82:1


82:1 Standeth - To observe all that is said or done there. Mighty - Kings or chief rulers. By their congregation he understands all persons whatsoever of this high and sacred order. Judgeth - Passes sentence upon them. The gods - Judges and magistrates are called gods, because they have their commission from God, and act as his deputies.


Discussion for Psalms 82

  • John schroeder for verse 6
    we are God's possessive form meaning God owns us--not " we are god!!!
  • Abdallah nana Denkah rule for verse 6
    Glory to His precious name forever!! Love you Jesus
  • Derek michael sims for verse 6
    The word says that in all things he will have the preeminence. Meaning Christ will lead, demonstrate, experience, how we as god 's children are to govern ourselves in this world. He commands us to do nothing he has not already done. He commands us to be humble...is he not the most humble of all? God the king comes down to be born in the form of one of his creations! and allows himself to be murdered for our sakes. Consider this and understand. There can be no greater act of humility, since the greatest one of all put aside his glory for the sake of all. Remember whosoever humblest himself shall be exalted. And for this reason all power has been given into his hands. Therefore all who will come after him must suffer. To inherit the promise to reign with him. I write unto you little children because you have known the father. I write unto you fathers because you have known him who is from the beginning. I 've written unto you young men because you have overcome the wicked one. Do not love this world. God 's ways are opposite of what the world teaches . Listen not to the tv preachers who are the wolves disguised as sheep. They have made themselves preachers. But in god 's word time after time you see that it is god himself who chooses his prophets. And those chosen vessels speak only the words of god.
  • Derek michael sims for verse 6
    The word says that in all things he will have the preeminence. Meaning Christ will lead, demonstrate, experience, how we as god 's children are to govern ourselves in this world. He commands us to do nothing he has not already done. He commands us to be humble...is he not the most humble of all? God the king comes down to be born in the form of one of his creations! and allows himself to be murdered for our sakes. Consider this and understand. There can be no greater act of humility, since the greatest one of all put aside his glory for the sake of all. Remember whosoever humblest himself shall be exalted. And for this reason all power has been given into his hands. Therefore all who will come after him must suffer. To inherit the promise to reign with him. I write unto you little children because you have known the father. I write unto you fathers because you have known him who is from the beginning. I 've written unto you young men because you have overcome the wicked one. Do not love this world. God 's ways are opposite of what the world teaches . Listen not to the tv preachers who are the wolves disguised as sheep. They have made themselves preachers. But in god 's word time after time you see that it is god himself who chooses his prophets. And those chosen vessels speak only the words of god.
  • Derek michael sims for verse 6
    He that has ears let him hear what the spirit says to the church. We will see god 's face. Since we will be in his form. Made perfect in one. Heirs of god, and joint heirs with Christ and we shall inherit all things.
  • Lex
    This is talking about human authorities, little gods, judging men wrongly, and they will die like those being judged. It 's not talking about pre-adamic sons of God fallen angels.

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