1 God presides in the great assembly; ¶ he renders judgment among the "gods":
2 "How long will you [^1] defend the unjust ¶ and show partiality to the wicked? [^2]
3 Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
5 "The 'gods' know nothing, they understand nothing. ¶ They walk about in darkness; ¶ all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 "I said, 'You are "gods"; ¶ you are all sons of the Most High.'
7 But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler."
8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth, ¶ for all the nations are your inheritance.