The psalmist, having exhorted the judges,
Psalms 82:1 A Psalm of Asaph. God hath stood in the company of God, In the midst God doth judge. Psalms 82:2 Till when do ye judge perversely? And the face of the wicked lift up? Selah. Psalms 82:3 Judge ye the weak and fatherless, The afflicted and the poor declare righteous. Psalms 82:4 Let the weak and needy escape, From the hand of the wicked deliver them.
and reproved their negligence,
Psalms 82:5 They knew not, nor do they understand, In darkness they walk habitually, Moved are all the foundations of earth. Psalms 82:6 II have said, 'Gods ye [are], And sons of the Most Highall of you, Psalms 82:7 But as man ye die, and as one of the heads ye fall,
prayeth God to judge.
Psalms 82:8 Rise, O God, judge the earth, For Thou hast inheritance among all the nations!