Elohim stands in the congregation of El;
He judges among the elohim.
2 How long will you judge unjustly,
And respect the persons of the wicked?
3 Judge the poor and fatherless:
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
4 Rescue the poor and needy:
Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
5 They know not, neither do they understand;
They walk to and fro in darkness:
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 I said, You are elohim,
And all of you sons of the Most High.
7 Nevertheless you shall die like men,
And fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O Elohim, judge the earth;
For you shall inherit all the nations.
A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.
O Elohim, keep not silence:
Hold not your peace, and be not still, O El.
2 For, lo, your enemies make a tumult;
And they that hate you have lifted up the head.
3 They take crafty counsel against your people,
And consult together against your hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation;
That the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent;
Against you they make a covenant:
6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre:
8 Assyria also is joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot.
9 Do you to them as to Midian,
As to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon;
10 Who perished at En-dor,
Who became as dung for the earth.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb;
Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna;
12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves in possession
The habitations of Elohim.
13 O my Elohim, make them like the whirling dust;
As stubble before the wind.
14 As the fire that burns the forest,
And as the flame that sets the mountains on fire,
15 So pursue them with your tempest,
And terrify them with your storm.
16 Fill their faces with confusion,
That they may seek your name, O Yahweh.
17 Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever;
Yes, let them be confounded and perish;
18 And they shall know that your name is Yahweh alone,
Most High over all the earth.
For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith.
A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
How amiable are your tabernacles,
O Yahweh of hosts!
2 My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of Yahweh;
My heart and my flesh cry out to the living El.
3 Even the sparrow has found her a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young.
Even your altars, O Yahweh of hosts, My King, and my Elohim.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in your house:
They will be still praising you.
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in you;
In whose heart are the highways to Zion.
6 Passing through the valley of Weeping they make it a place of springs;
Yes, the early rain covers it with blessings.
7 They go from strength to strength;
Every one of them appears before Elohim in Zion.
8 O Yahweh Elohim of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O Elohim of Jacob.
9 Behold, O Elohim our shield,
And look upon the face of your anointed.
10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand.
I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my Elohim,
Than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For Yahweh Elohim is a sun and a shield:
Yahweh will give grace and glory;
No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
12 O Yahweh of hosts,
Blessed is the man that trusts in you.
For the Chief Musician.
A Psalm of the son of Korah.