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

  • Favoured for ever
    "Ye are god". Read John 10:34 -35 for a better understanding coming from the mouth of Jesus. 35 especially explains it " if He called them gods unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken. We understand in John 1:1 that God is "the Word" which implies those professing the inspired Word of God are taking upon them His characteristics and nature but not His position as God.
  • Victor Ojionye
    The chapter teaches that men are not God. Those who act like one shall only be god and not God. A good lesson indeed. Thank you Jess.
  • Antonio Sanders
    I believe what this verse is talking about is both fallen angels' and humans who call themselves gods' and act like a gods'. They stand before God to be judge for wrongful acts' they commit against the world we live in. We all are Divine. It's just our actions' that proves otherwise. So, in that sense, I'm going to take this as a warning for all those who don't take judgement and actions' serious.
  • Irene123
    V. 5 - " ... and all the 'foundations' of the earth ... "; the 'gods' here are the Jewish leaders who led the Jews into idolatry. They had not followed the laws of God wholly - the 'laws' of a nation are it's foundation; just as the way the U.S. is going. Jn. 10:34; Ps. 82:6; It's interesting that in Jn.10:34 Jesus said, " ... I said ... " - concerning Ps. 82:6.
  • HIDE
    "Thou shall have no other Gods before me."
    He stands before the council of those MINOR GODS and judges them.
    Yes we can be as, jesus told the Pharases the scripture that says we each are or by free will a part of GOD
    Ti's hatd to grasp the thought that there are other gods and those who preach today do not want to breach that topic.
    When GOD walked in the Garden he was not alone,,
  • 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)

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