Psalms 82:8

“Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Arise, O God, iudge the earth: for thou shalt inherite all nations.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Arise, O God, judge the earth! For it is You who possesses all the nations.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Arise, O God, judge the earth; For thou shalt inherit all the nations. Psalm 83 A song. A Psalm of Asaph.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Up! O God, come as judge of the earth; for all the nations are your heritage.
- Basic English Bible

Arise, O God, judge the earth; for *thou* shalt inherit all the nations.
- Darby Bible

Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou wilt inherit all nations.
- Webster's Bible

Arise, God, judge the earth, for you inherit all of the nations. A song. A Psalm by Asaph.
- World English Bible

Rise, O God, judge the earth, For Thou hast inheritance among all the nations!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Arise, O God, judge the earth; for Thou shalt possess all nations.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 82:8


82:8 Arise - Take the sword of justice into thine own hand.


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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