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1. congregation—(Compare Exodus 12:3; Exodus 16:1).
of the mighty—that is, of God, of His appointment.
the gods—or, "judges" (Exodus 21:6; Exodus 22:9), God's representatives.
2. accept the persons—literally, "lift up the faces," that is, from dejection, or admit to favor and communion, regardless of merit (Leviticus 19:15; Proverbs 18:5).
3, 4. So must good judges act (Psalms 10:14; Job 29:12).
4. poor and needy—(Compare Psalms 34:10; Psalms 41:1).
5. By the wilful ignorance and negligence of judges, anarchy ensues (Psalms 11:3; Psalms 75:3).
out of course—(Compare Margin; Psalms 9:6; Psalms 62:2).
6, 7. Though God admitted their official dignity (John 10:34), He reminds them of their mortality.
7. fall like, c.—be cut off suddenly (Psalms 20:8 Psalms 91:7).
8. As rightful sovereign of earth, God is invoked personally to correct the evils of His representatives.
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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 82". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://studylight.org/
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