Psalms 82:3

“Defend the poore and fatherlesse: doe iustice to the afflicted and needie.”

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Other Translations

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
- King James Version

Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Judge the poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give ear to the cause of the poor and the children without fathers; let those who are troubled and in need have their rights.
- Basic English Bible

Judge the poor and the fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and the destitute;
- Darby Bible

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
- Webster's Bible

Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
- World English Bible

Judge ye the weak and fatherless, The afflicted and the poor declare righteous.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Judge the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Psalms 82

  • Sammy
    Part 3: In Job 1:6 the angels sons of God were congregating, along with Satan and his angels. We know it was off-world by the language used visiting Earth, up and down it, etc as angels are only beings capable of interstellar travel not men. Also read Luke 10:18 "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven" which ties-in verse 7 "But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes".
  • Sammy
    Part 2: The second verdict is that a GOD Jesus Christ? is appointed to Arise and judge the Earth, and will inherit all nations. Side note: This type of celestial court where angelic beings congregate is eluded to several times in the Bible. Most notably was in Job when Satan and his angels where called to present themselves before the LORD. Part 3 coming next...
  • Sammy
    Part 1: Referring to the celestial court, the sons of God are ANGELIC beings NOT mortals. Clearly defined in this passage where they are identified as Gods i.e. sons of God . Can't miss that. What's tell-telling though is in verse 7-8 where a supreme GOD is chastising some for judging unjustly..and creating disorder. The verdict is doling out of punishments Ye shall Die like men .
  • Mary Odoms
    Psalms 82:6 is taken out of content. Psalms 82:6 " I have said, Ye are gods and all of you are the children of the most High." God is saiding you belong to me,and all of you are the children of the most High. You are children of the most High God is referring to Himslef. God is our creator ,He created everything and there is only one God. Other gods that GOD speak of are false gods.
  • 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.

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