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

  • 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!!!
  • Abdallah nana Denkah rule for verse 6
    Glory to His precious name forever!! Love you Jesus

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