Psalms 82:5

“They know not, neither wil they vnderstand; they walke on in darknes: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.”

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Other Translations

They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
- King James Version

They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They know not, neither do they understand; They walk to and fro in darkness: All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They have no knowledge or sense; they go about in the dark: all the bases of the earth are moved.
- Basic English Bible

They know not, neither do they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are moved.
- Darby Bible

They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
- Webster's Bible

They don't know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
- World English Bible

They knew not, nor do they understand, In darkness they walk habitually, Moved are all the foundations of earth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They know not, neither do they understand; they go about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are moved.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 82:5


82:5 They - The magistrates of whom this psalm treats. Know not - The duty of their place. Nor will - Their ignorance is wilful. Walk on - They persist: it is their constant course. In darkness - In their sinful courses. The foundations - This corruption of the supreme rulers, flows from them to their inferior officers and members.


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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