The psalmist, having exhorted the judges,
Psalms 82:1 God stondeth in the congregacion of the goddes, & is a iudge amonge the iudges. Psalms 82:2 How longe wil ye geue wroge iudgment, & accepte the personnes of the vngodly? Psalms 82:3 Sela. Defende the poore & fatherlesse, se that soch as be in nede & necessite haue right. Psalms 82:4 Delyuer the outcaste & poore, & saue hym from the hande of the vngodly.
and reproved their negligence,
Psalms 82:5 Neuertheles, they wil not be lerned & vnderstonde, but walke on still in darcknesse: therfore must all the foundacions of the londe be moued. Psalms 82:6 I haue sayde: ye are goddes, ye all are the childre of ye most hyest. Psalms 82:7 But ye shal dye like men, & fall like one of the tyrauntes.
prayeth God to judge.
Psalms 82:8 Aryse (o God) & iudge thou the earth, for all Heithen are thine by enheritaunce.