Psalms 82:4

“Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Deliuer the poore and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver {them} out of the hand of the wicked.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Rescue the poor and needy: Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be the saviour of the poor and those who have nothing: take them out of the hand of the evil-doers.
- Basic English Bible

Rescue the poor and needy, deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
- Darby Bible

Deliver the poor and needy: deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
- Webster's Bible

Rescue the weak and needy. Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked."
- World English Bible

Let the weak and needy escape, From the hand of the wicked deliver them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Rescue the poor and needy; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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