Psalms 82:3

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 82:3

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 for Psalms 82:3

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 82:3

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.

82:2 How long - The psalmist speaks to them in God's name. Accept - By giving sentence according to your respect or affection to the person.

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 82:3


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