Psalms 82:5

“They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They know not, neither wil they vnderstand; they walke on in darknes: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They know not, neither do they understand; They walk to and fro in darkness: All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They have no knowledge or sense; they go about in the dark: all the bases of the earth are moved.
- Basic English Bible

They know not, neither do they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are moved.
- Darby Bible

They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
- Webster's Bible

They don't know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
- World English Bible

They knew not, nor do they understand, In darkness they walk habitually, Moved are all the foundations of earth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They know not, neither do they understand; they go about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are moved.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 82:5


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

  • 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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