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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 82

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Introduction

Overview

Psalms 82:1, The psalmist, having exhorted the judges, Psalms 82:5, and reproved their negligence, Psalms 82:8, prays God to judge.

Some refer this psalm to the time of David, and others to that of Hezekiah; but it is more probable that it was composed when Jehoshaphat reformed the courts throughout his kingdom. 2 Chronicles 19:6, 2 Chronicles 19:7

Verse 1

of Asaph: or, for Asaph

God: etc. Or, "God standeth in the assembly of God, ail, he judgeth among the judges." Elohim̀ God is among His own people; and presides especially in those courts of justice which Himself has established. Exodus 18:21, 2 Chronicles 19:6, 2 Chronicles 19:7, Ecclesiastes 5:8

the gods: Psalms 82:6, Psalms 82:7, Psalms 138:1, Exodus 21:6, Exodus 22:28, John 10:35

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:12 - gods Exodus 22:8 - the judges Deuteronomy 24:17 - pervert Joshua 22:22 - Lord God 1 Chronicles 6:39 - Asaph 1 Chronicles 25:2 - Asaph Nehemiah 5:7 - I rebuked Nehemiah 13:17 - I contended Job 36:6 - giveth Psalms 2:10 - be instructed Psalms 7:8 - The Lord Psalms 58:1 - O congregation Psalms 94:20 - throne Psalms 136:2 - the God Ezekiel 34:7 - General Daniel 2:47 - a Lord Daniel 3:3 - the princes Micah 3:1 - Is it Habakkuk 1:4 - for John 10:34 - I said Acts 10:34 - Of a Acts 16:37 - They have Acts 23:3 - for Acts 24:25 - righteousness

Verse 2

How: Psalms 62:3, Exodus 10:3, 1 Kings 18:21, Matthew 17:17

judge: Psalms 58:1, Psalms 58:2, Exodus 23:6, Exodus 23:7, Leviticus 19:15, Micah 3:1-3, Micah 3:9-12

accept: Deuteronomy 1:17, 2 Chronicles 19:7, Job 34:19, Proverbs 18:5, Galatians 2:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:3 - General Deuteronomy 16:18 - Judges Deuteronomy 25:1 - General Deuteronomy 27:19 - General 2 Samuel 19:29 - Thou Nehemiah 13:17 - I contended Job 13:10 - reprove Job 29:12 - I delivered Psalms 75:4 - I said Psalms 76:9 - When Proverbs 24:23 - It Proverbs 29:14 - king Ecclesiastes 3:16 - General Isaiah 11:4 - But with Isaiah 32:7 - deviseth Isaiah 59:14 - General Jeremiah 5:28 - judge Jeremiah 21:12 - Execute Ezekiel 45:9 - remove Amos 5:15 - establish Zechariah 7:9 - saying John 7:24 - General Acts 9:2 - desired Acts 10:34 - Of a Acts 16:37 - They have Acts 23:3 - for Romans 13:4 - he is Philippians 4:8 - are just James 2:4 - judges

Verse 3

Defend: Heb. Judge, Psalms 10:18, Deuteronomy 10:18, Isaiah 1:17, Isaiah 1:23

do: Jeremiah 5:28, Jeremiah 22:3, Jeremiah 22:16, James 1:27

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:3 - General Exodus 23:6 - General Deuteronomy 1:17 - ye shall hear Deuteronomy 16:18 - Judges 1 Samuel 7:16 - in circuit 2 Samuel 23:3 - must be just 2 Kings 8:3 - General Job 6:27 - the fatherless Psalms 68:5 - A father Psalms 72:2 - thy poor Psalms 72:12 - For Proverbs 29:14 - king Proverbs 31:8 - Open Isaiah 16:3 - execute Jeremiah 7:6 - oppress Jeremiah 49:11 - thy fatherless

Verse 4

Deliver: Psalms 72:12-14, Job 29:12, Job 29:16, Job 29:17, Proverbs 24:11, Proverbs 24:12

rid: Psalms 140:12, Nehemiah 5:1-13, Job 5:15, Job 5:16

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:6 - General Deuteronomy 1:17 - ye shall hear 1 Samuel 7:16 - in circuit 2 Samuel 23:3 - must be just 2 Kings 8:3 - General Psalms 68:5 - A father Psalms 72:2 - thy poor Proverbs 31:8 - Open Isaiah 1:17 - seek Isaiah 16:3 - execute Jeremiah 7:6 - oppress Jeremiah 21:12 - deliver Jeremiah 22:16 - judged

Verse 5

They: That is, the judges know not.

know not: Psalms 53:4, Proverbs 1:29, Micah 3:1, Romans 1:28

walk: Proverbs 2:13, Proverbs 4:19, Ecclesiastes 2:14, John 3:19, John 12:35, 1 John 2:11

all the: etc. All the civil institutions of the land totter. Psalms 11:3, Psalms 75:3, Ecclesiastes 3:16, Isaiah 5:7, 2 Timothy 2:19

out of course: Heb. moved

Reciprocal: Psalms 14:2 - any Psalms 99:1 - earth Proverbs 9:18 - he John 10:6 - they understood not John 19:13 - and sat 1 John 1:6 - walk 1 John 2:9 - is in

Verse 6

Psalms 82:1, Exodus 22:9, Exodus 22:28, John 10:34-36

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:2 - the sons Exodus 4:16 - General Exodus 7:1 - a god Exodus 12:12 - gods Deuteronomy 14:1 - the children Deuteronomy 32:8 - Most Deuteronomy 32:19 - of his sons 1 Samuel 28:13 - gods ascending 2 Chronicles 24:23 - princes Psalms 9:20 - may Psalms 58:1 - O ye Psalms 67:4 - govern Psalms 92:1 - most Psalms 138:1 - before Ecclesiastes 6:10 - and it Isaiah 14:10 - Art thou also Isaiah 36:13 - cried Isaiah 43:28 - princes Daniel 8:8 - when Matthew 5:9 - for John 10:33 - makest

Verse 7

But: Psalms 49:12, Job 21:32, Ezekiel 31:14

like men: Or, "like Adam," keadam.

and fall: etc. Or, "as fall as one of them, O ye princes." Psalms 83:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:2 - the sons Deuteronomy 14:1 - the children Deuteronomy 32:19 - of his sons 1 Samuel 28:13 - gods ascending 2 Chronicles 24:23 - princes Psalms 9:20 - may Psalms 58:1 - O ye Psalms 82:1 - the gods Ecclesiastes 6:10 - and it Isaiah 14:10 - Art thou also Isaiah 36:13 - cried Isaiah 43:28 - princes Ezekiel 28:9 - thou shalt Daniel 8:8 - when Matthew 5:9 - for John 10:34 - I said

Verse 8

Arise: Psalms 7:6, Psalms 44:26, Psalms 96:13, Psalms 102:13, Isaiah 51:9, Micah 7:2, Micah 7:7, Zephaniah 3:8

thou: Psalms 2:8, Psalms 22:28, Revelation 11:15

Reciprocal: Judges 11:27 - the Judge Isaiah 2:4 - And he Isaiah 66:18 - that I Micah 4:3 - he shall judge Zechariah 2:12 - inherit

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 82". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-82.html.
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