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Psalm 82

(from Day 16 Evening Prayer)

Deus stetit

  1. GOD standeth in the congregation of princes: he is a Judge among gods.
  2. How long will ye give wrong judgement: and accept the persons of the ungodly?
  3. Defend the poor and fatherless: see that such as are in need and necessity have right.
  4. Deliver the outcast and poor: save them from the hand of the ungodly.
  5. They will not be learned nor understand, but walk on still in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
  6. I have said, Ye are gods: and ye are all the children of the most Highest.
  7. But ye shall die like men: and fall like one of the princes.
  8. Arise, O God, and judge thou the earth: for thou shalt take all heathen to thine inheritance.