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

  • Verse 5 and 6
    Im thinking the fallen angels that somehow found a way to be in flesh and had children with human women and had "mighty men" and/or "giants" in land before and after the flood mentioned so many times in the Bible. Where seen as "gods" to the human population(Verse 5) But God the Father reminds them(sons of God/nephilim) that they shall DIE (like MEN) and fall like one of the princes. (verse 6)
  • Drew
    Sorry guys, psalm 82 has NOTHING to do with men who are judges and ruling unjustly. Men already die like men! There is no need to tell them they will (die as men)whether they are judges or not. For those of you who are truly curious, have fun discovering the truth about this and many other passages like this! God bless!
  • Jeff
    Ye are Gods pssessive? I think not. This is not how Jesus would translate this psalm. Jesus used this psalm to defend against the charge of blasphemy by the pharisees.
  • 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.

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