Psalm 82
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God judges among the gods: "How long will you judge unjustly? Defend the weak. You are all gods, but you shall die." Arise, O God!

Posted on 18 Feb 2012 to 22,424 followers, with 12 retweets.

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A short Psalm, but difficult to understand.

This is the one that Jesus quotes in John 10, in reference to being called the "Son of God".


i think this is a cool idea, god bless you


Thanks Daniel!

Ryan Close

"Arise O God, and Judge the Earth. For to you belong the nations."

This verse sung repeatedly on the feast of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Resurrection is God's answer to this prayer.

As Saint Paul says at the Areopagus [Mars Hill], "[God] has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead." (Acts 17:31, cf Romans 2:16)

In this psalm, we see the LORD GOD sit down for judgement with his divine council -- angelic judges set over the nations as custodians (see Deut 32:8-9; but it won't make sense unless you read it in the ESV or NET Bible).

But then He turns back to the council itself and condemns them of injustice. This last verse asks the LORD himself to come and judge the rebellious powers and set things right. When that happens all the peoples of the nations will be freed from the dominion of the rebellious powers. This is why St Paul is going to the ends of the earth to announce the good news that the LORD has come as king and has judged the rebellious powers who were holding the nations under their dominion.


Confirmation there is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.


O Carole I think you you are pretty familiar with God I totally agreed

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