Psalm 82:5
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New International Version
"The 'gods' know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

New Living Translation
But these oppressors know nothing; they are so ignorant! They wander about in darkness, while the whole world is shaken to the core.

English Standard Version
They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

New American Standard Bible
They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

King James Bible
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They do not know or understand; they wander in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

International Standard Version
They neither know nor understand; they walk about in the dark while all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

NET Bible
They neither know nor understand. They stumble around in the dark, while all the foundations of the earth crumble.

New Heart English Bible
They do not know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They have not known neither are they wise; they have been walking in darkness and all the foundations of the Earth are moved!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wicked people do not know or understand anything. As they walk around in the dark, all the foundations of the earth shake.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They know not, neither do they understand; They go about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are moved.

New American Standard 1977
They do not know nor do they understand;
            They walk about in darkness;
            All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They do not know, neither do they understand; they walk in darkness; they move all the foundations of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

American King James Version
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

American Standard Version
They know not, neither do they understand; They walk to and fro in darkness: All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have not known nor understood: they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth shall be moved.

Darby Bible Translation
They know not, neither do they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are moved.

English Revised Version
They know not, neither do they understand; they walk to and fro in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are moved.

Webster's Bible Translation
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

World English Bible
They don't know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Young's Literal Translation
They knew not, nor do they understand, In darkness they walk habitually, Moved are all the foundations of earth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
82:1-5 Magistrates are the mighty in authority for the public good. Magistrates are the ministers of God's providence, for keeping up order and peace, and particularly in punishing evil-doers, and protecting those that do well. Good princes and good judges, who mean well, are under Divine direction; and bad ones, who mean ill, are under Divine restraint. The authority of God is to be submitted to, in those governors whom his providence places over us. But when justice is turned from what is right, no good can be expected. The evil actions of public persons are public mischiefs.
Study Bible
God Presides in the Great Assembly
4Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. 5They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken. 6I said, "You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High.…
Cross References
Psalm 11:3
If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?"

Psalm 14:4
Do all the workers of wickedness not know, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call upon the Lord?

Psalm 46:2
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;

Proverbs 2:13
From those who leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness;

Isaiah 59:9
Therefore justice is far from us, And righteousness does not overtake us; We hope for light, but behold, darkness, For brightness, but we walk in gloom.

Jeremiah 4:22
"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding. They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know."

Jeremiah 23:12
"Therefore their way will be like slippery paths to them, They will be driven away into the gloom and fall down in it; For I will bring calamity upon them, The year of their punishment," declares the LORD.

Micah 3:1
And I said, "Hear now, heads of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel. Is it not for you to know justice?
Treasury of Scripture

They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

they. That is, the judges know not.
know not

Psalm 53:4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as …

Proverbs 1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Micah 3:1 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of …

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God …

walk

Proverbs 2:13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Ecclesiastes 2:14 The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness: …

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, …

John 12:35 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. …

1 John 2:11 But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, …

all the. etc., All the civil institutions of the land totter.

Psalm 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Psalm 75:3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up …

Ecclesiastes 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness …

Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and …

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, …

out of course. Heb. moved

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