The psalmist, having exhorted the judges,
Psalms 82:1 A psalm for Asaph. God hath stood in the congregation of gods: and being in the midst of them he judgeth gods. Psalms 82:2 How long will you judge unjustly: and accept the persons of the wicked? Psalms 82:3 Judge for the needy and fatherless: do justice to the humble and the poor. Psalms 82:4 Rescue the poor; and deliver the needy out of the hand of the sinner.
and reproved their negligence,
Psalms 82:5 They have not known nor understood: they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth shall be moved. Psalms 82:6 I have said: You are gods and all of you the sons of the most High. Psalms 82:7 But you like men shall die: and shall fall like one of the princes.
prayeth God to judge.
Psalms 82:8 Arise, O God, judge thou the earth: for thou shalt inherit among all the nations.