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Psalms 82:2

    Psalms 82:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    How long will ye judge unjustly, And respect the persons of the wicked? Selah

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    How long will you go on judging falsely, having respect for the persons of evil-doers? (Selah.)

    Webster's Revision

    How long will ye judge unjustly, And respect the persons of the wicked? Selah

    World English Bible

    "How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?" Selah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    How long will ye judge unjustly, and respect the persons of the wicked? Selah

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 82:2

    Accept the persons of the wicked? - "Lift up their faces," encourage them in their oppressions.

    Selah - "Mark this:" ye do it, and sorely sLall ye suffer for it.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 82:2

    How long will ye judge unjustly - literally, Judge evil. This is designed, evidently, to denote the prevailing character of the magistrates at the time when the psalm was written. Unhappily such occasions occur very often in the course of human affairs.

    And accept the persons of the wicked? - literally, Lift up, or bear, the faces of the wicked. The meaning is, that they showed favor or partiality to wicked people; they did not decide cases according to truth, but were influenced by a regard for particular persons on account of their rank, their position, their wealth, or their relation to themselves. This is a common phrase in the Scriptures to denote favoritism or partiality. Job 34:19; Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11; 1 Peter 1:17; Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 1:17.