A psalm of Asaph.
1 God has taken his stand
in the divine assembly:
in the midst of the gods he holds judgment.
2 ‘How long will you crookedly judge,
and favour the wicked?
3 Do right by the weak and the orphan,
acquit the innocent poor.
4 Rescue the weak and the needy,
save them from the hand of the wicked.
5 They have neither knowledge nor insight,
in darkness they walk to and fro,
while the earth's foundations totter.
6 It was I who appointed you gods,
children of the Most High all of you.
7 Yet like mortals you will surely die,
you will fall like any prince.’
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth,
for all nations are yours by inheritance.