Psalms 82:3

“Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Defend the poore and fatherlesse: doe iustice to the afflicted and needie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 82

  • 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.
  • Robert DeHaan
    I love the Word of The Most High and one day soon we will not be separated from Him by sin. Everyday be grateful for His loving kindness and tender mercies, for they are new each day. The Psalms have always been of great significance in my life as a believer. Our Father reveals every range of His emotions to us in the Psalms. Today, let us ask Him to reveal a bit more of His Greatness to us.
  • 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)
  • Jeff
    Ye are Gods pssessive? I think not. This is not how Jesus would translate this psalm. Jesus used this psalm to defend against the charge of blasphemy by the pharisees.
  • John schroeder for verse 6
    we are God's possessive form meaning God owns us--not " we are god!!!

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