1: God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. 2: How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. 3: Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. 4: Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. 5: They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. 6: I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. 7: But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. 8: Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.