Psalm 82:6
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New International Version
"I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.'

New Living Translation
I say, 'You are gods; you are all children of the Most High.

English Standard Version
I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you;

New American Standard Bible
I said, "You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High.

King James Bible
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I said, "You are gods; you are all sons of the Most High.

International Standard Version
"Indeed I said, 'You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High.

NET Bible
I thought, 'You are gods; all of you are sons of the Most High.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have said, “You are gods; you are all children of The Highest!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I said, "You are gods. You are all sons of the Most High.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are sons of the most High.

King James 2000 Bible
I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

American King James Version
I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

American Standard Version
I said, Ye are gods, And all of you sons of the Most High.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have said: You are gods and all of you the sons of the most High.

Darby Bible Translation
I have said, Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High;

English Revised Version
I said, Ye are gods, and all of you sons of the Most High.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High.

World English Bible
I said, "You are gods, all of you are sons of the Most High.

Young's Literal Translation
I -- I have said, 'Gods ye are, And sons of the Most High -- all of you,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

82:6-8 It is hard for men to have honour put upon them, and not to be proud of it. But all the rulers of the earth shall die, and all their honour shall be laid in the dust. God governs the world. There is a righteous God to whom we may go, and on whom we may depend. This also has respect to the kingdom of the Messiah. Considering the state of affairs in the world, we have need to pray that the Lord Jesus would speedily rule over all nations, in truth, righteousness, and peace.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - I have said, Ye are gods; i.e. "in my Law I have called you gods" - I have given you this lofty name (see Exodus 21:6; Exodus 22:8, 9), since ye judge on my behalf, "as my representatives" (Deuteronomy 1:17; 2 Chronicles 19:6; Romans 13:1, 2). And all of you are children of the Most High. Not therefore "gods" in the strictest sense, but possessing a derived, and so a qualified, divinity.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I have said, ye are gods,.... In the law, Exodus 21:6 or they were so by his appointment and commission; he constituted them judges and magistrates, invested them with such an office, by which they came to have this title; see Romans 13:1, and so our Lord interprets these words, that they were gods "to whom" the word of God came, which gave them a commission and authority to exercise their office, John 10:35, or rather "against whom" it came, pronouncing the sentence of death on them, as in Psalm 82:7, to which the reference is; declaring, that though they were gods by office, yet were mortal men, and should die. The Targum is, "I said, as angels are ye accounted"; and so judges and civil magistrates had need to be as angels, and to have the wisdom of them; see 2 Samuel 14:20. Jarchi interprets it of angels, but magistrates are undoubtedly meant:

and all of you are children of the most High; the Targum here again renders it,

"the angels of the most High:''

and so Aben Ezra explains it of them who are called the sons of God, Job 38:7 but men in power are meant, who, because of their eminency and dignity, their high office, post, and place, are so called; see Genesis 6:2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6, 7. Though God admitted their official dignity (Joh 10:34), He reminds them of their mortality.

Psalm 82:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Presides in the Great Assembly
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. 7"Nevertheless you will die like men And fall like any one of the princes."…
Cross References
John 10:34
Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are "gods"'?

Psalm 8:5
You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.

Psalm 82:1
A psalm of Asaph. God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the "gods":

Psalm 89:26
He will call out to me, 'You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.'

Ezekiel 28:2
"Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'In the pride of your heart you say, "I am a god; I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas." But you are a mere mortal and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god.

Zechariah 12:8
On that day the LORD will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD going before them.
Treasury of Scripture

I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

Psalm 82:1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods.

Exodus 22:9,28 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for …

John 10:34-36 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods…

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