1 God has taken his stand in the council of heaven; ♦︎
in the midst of the gods he gives judgement:
2 How long will you judge unjustly ♦︎
and show such favour to the wicked?
3 You were to judge the weak and the orphan; ♦︎
defend the right of the humble and needy;
4 Rescue the weak and the poor; ♦︎
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
5 They have no knowledge or wisdom;
they walk on still in darkness: ♦︎
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 Therefore I say that though you are gods ♦︎
and all of you children of the Most High,
7 Nevertheless, you shall die like mortals ♦︎
and fall like one of their princes.
8 Arise, O God and judge the earth, ♦︎
for it is you that shall take all nations for your possession.