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 82:1

  • Why is it so hard to believe that there may be a order of the Gods like the Enuma Elish suggest, which even Daniel 7 makes reference to by calling God the Ancient of Days. Even the Babylonia Creation Epic plays a significant role in jewish belief. I adhere to a group of Gods and Goddesses that are both good and evil.

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