Psalm 82:1
New International Version
A psalm of Asaph. God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the “gods":

New Living Translation
God presides over heaven’s court; he pronounces judgment on the heavenly beings:

English Standard Version
God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:

Berean Study Bible
A Psalm of Asaph. God presides in the divine assembly; He renders judgment among the gods:

King James Bible
A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

New King James Version
A Psalm of Asaph. God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods.

New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of Asaph. God takes His position in His assembly; He judges in the midst of the gods.

NASB 1995
A Psalm of Asaph. God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers.

NASB 1977
God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers.

Amplified Bible
A Psalm of Asaph. God stands in the divine assembly; He judges among the gods (divine beings).

Christian Standard Bible
A psalm of Asaph. † God stands in the divine assembly; he pronounces judgment among the gods:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A psalm of Asaph. God has taken His place in the divine assembly; He judges among the gods:”

American Standard Version
God standeth in the congregation of God; He judgeth among the gods.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God stands in the assembly of the Angels and among the Angels he will judge.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Psalm for Asaph. God stands in the assembly of gods; and in the midst of them will judge gods.

Contemporary English Version
When all the other gods have come together, the Lord God judges them and says:

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm for Asaph. God hath stood in the congregation of gods: and being in the midst of them he judgeth gods.

English Revised Version
A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of God; he judgeth among the gods.

Good News Translation
God presides in the heavenly council; in the assembly of the gods he gives his decision:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A psalm by Asaph.] God takes his place in his own assembly. He pronounces judgment among the gods:

International Standard Version
God takes his stand in the divine assembly; among the divine beings he renders judgment:

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of God; In the midst of the judges He judgeth:

Literal Standard Version
A PSALM OF ASAPH. God has stood in the congregation of God, He judges among the gods.

NET Bible
A psalm of Asaph. God stands in the assembly of El; in the midst of the gods he renders judgment.

New Heart English Bible
[A Psalm by Asaph.] God presides in the assembly of God. He judges among the gods.

World English Bible
God presides in the great assembly. He judges among the gods.

Young's Literal Translation
-- A Psalm of Asaph. God hath stood in the company of God, In the midst God doth judge.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Presides in the Divine Assembly
1A Psalm of Asaph. God presides in the divine assembly; He renders judgment among the gods: 2“How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah…

Cross References
Exodus 12:12
On that night I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn male, both man and beast, and I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.

Exodus 21:6
then his master is to bring him before the judges. And he shall take him to the door or doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he shall serve his master for life.

Exodus 22:8
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges to determine whether he has taken his neighbor's property.

Exodus 22:28
You must not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.

2 Chronicles 19:6
Then he said to the judges, "Consider carefully what you do, for you are not judging for man, but for the LORD, who is with you when you render judgment.

Job 21:22
Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since He judges those on high?

Psalm 58:11
Then men will say, "There is surely a reward for the righteous! There is surely a God who judges the earth!"


Treasury of Scripture

God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods.

A.

2 Chronicles 19:6,7
And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment…

God, etc.

Exodus 18:21
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

2 Chronicles 19:6,7
And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment…

Ecclesiastes 5:8
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.

the gods

Psalm 82:6,7
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High…

Psalm 138:1
A Psalm of David. I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

Exodus 21:6
Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.









(1) Standeth.--In the Hebrew a participle, with an official ring about it. (See Isaiah 3:13.) It is used to designate departmental officers (1Kings 4:5; 1Kings 4:7; 1Kings 4:27; 1Kings 9:23. Comp. 1Samuel 22:9; Ruth 2:5-6). Thus the psalm opens with the solemn statement that God had taken His official place as president of the bench of judges. . . . Verse 1. - God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; or, "in the congregation of God" - "the Divine assembly" (see Job 1:6; Job 2:1; Isaiah 6:1, 2, etc.). El, in the singular, can scarcely mean the "mighty ones of earth." He judgeth among the gods. He "holds a court of judgment in heaven, surrounded by the Divine ministers, who will execute his behests" (Canon Cook).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A Psalm
מִזְמ֗וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of Asaph.
לְאָ֫סָ֥ף (lə·’ā·sāp̄)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 623: Asaph -- 'gatherer', the name of several Israelites

God
אֱ‍ֽלֹהִ֗ים (’ĕlō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

presides
נִצָּ֥ב (niṣ·ṣāḇ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5324: To take one's stand, stand

in the divine
אֵ֑ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

assembly;
בַּעֲדַת־ (ba·‘ă·ḏaṯ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5712: A stated assemblage

He renders judgment
יִשְׁפֹּֽט׃ (yiš·pōṭ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

among
בְּקֶ֖רֶב (bə·qe·reḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7130: The nearest part, the center

the gods:
אֱלֹהִ֣ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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