Psalms 82:1

A Psalme of Asaph. God standeth in the Congregation of the mightie: hee iudgeth among the gods.”

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(A Psalm of Asaph.) God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
- King James Version

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

  • Cindy Garreau
    This verse is regarding fallen Angels! It's time for the truth. Horrible shame that God's people have been so blinded and not taught the truth. Just horrible! God's people perish for lack of knowledge. Now, the truth is being revealed! Fallen Angels!
  • Patriot Mongoose
    I think "gods" was referring to those in positions of authority, in particular, judges. These judges were supposed to protect the poor and good via Romans 13 and punish evil but they were letting evil flourish while ignoring the poor.
  • Biblefan
    there's only one god - but the term 'god' sounds like it's being used facetiously in regards to the powerful who take themselves too seriously, yet at the same time doing nothing with their power to help the needy. (Kim Jong Un, i'm looking at you). The other Kim's are dead, incidently. The super rich/powerful's biggest fear is losing their riches/power( hence their perceived godhood)
  • Magnus
    This psalm was quoted by Jesus in John 10:34 specifically indicating that reborn Christians, being the sons of God are gods and it comes with the responsibilities listed in verse 3 and 4.
    It warns us not to remain in darkness but to open our eyes to what our new purpose is and that as Christians we should be world changers by the love and power of our Most High Father and God.
  • Star child
    This got pass the council in 325AD this is a word for word true saying this is not for the faint of heart or preachers dealing in dirt doing it in the name of the Lord if you have ears you al be able to hear if not you will have a small opion
  • Waylin's
    This refers to the second set of fallen Angels, of whom mated with the daughters of man. This was there judgement to die as mere mortals, because before they were immortal before they fell from grace like one of the princes who fell from grace the first time satan .

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