Psalm 82:5
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.

Berean Study Bible
They do not know or understand; they wander in the 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
"None of you know or understand a thing. You live in darkness, while the foundations of the earth tremble.

Good News Translation
"How ignorant you are! How stupid! You are completely corrupt, and justice has disappeared from the world.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They know not, nor understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth shall be 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.
Study Bible
God Presides in the Divine Assembly
4Rescue the weak and needy; save them from the hand of the wicked. 5They do not know or understand; they wander in the darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.” 6I have said, “You are gods; you are all sons of the Most High.…
Cross References
Psalm 11:3
If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

Psalm 14:4
Will the workers of iniquity never learn? They devour my people like bread; they refuse to call upon the LORD.

Psalm 46:2
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth is transformed and the mountains are toppled into the depths of the seas,

Proverbs 2:13
from those who leave the straight paths to walk in the ways of darkness,

Isaiah 59:9
Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We hope for light, but there is darkness, for brightness, but we walk in gloom.

Jeremiah 4:22
"For My people are fools; they have not known Me. They are foolish children, without understanding. They are skilled in doing evil, but they do not know how to do good."

Jeremiah 23:12
"Therefore their path will become slick; they will be driven away into the gloom and fall into it. For I will bring disaster upon them in the year of their punishment," declares the LORD.

Micah 3:1
Then I said: "Hear now, O leaders of Jacob, you rulers of the house of Israel. Should you not 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.

Psalm 53:4
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.

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 ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?

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 walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

all the.

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 the pillars of it. Selah.

Ecclesiastes 3:16
And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

out of course.







Lexicon
They do not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

know
יָֽדְע֨וּ ׀ (yā·ḏə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

or understand;
יָבִ֗ינוּ (yā·ḇî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

they wander
יִתְהַלָּ֑כוּ (yiṯ·hal·lā·ḵū)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

in the darkness;
בַּחֲשֵׁכָ֥ה (ba·ḥă·šê·ḵāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2825: Darkness, misery

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the foundations
מ֥וֹסְדֵי (mō·ws·ḏê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4144: A foundation

of the earth
אָֽרֶץ׃ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

are shaken.”
יִ֝מּ֗וֹטוּ (yim·mō·w·ṭū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4131: To waver, to slip, shake, fall
(5) Here we imagine a pause, that interval between warning and judgment which is God's pity and man's opportunity; but the expostulation falls dead without a response. The men are infatuated by their position and blinded by their pride, and the poet, the spectator of this drama of judgment, makes this common reflection. The perversion of judgment strikes him, as it could not fail to do, as an indication of total anarchy and a dissolution of society, a convulsion like an earthquake.

They know not.--Comp. Psalm 58:4, "They have no knowledge;" there, too, of judges corrupted by the moral blindness which, as in the case of Lord Bacon, sometimes so strangely darkens those in whom intellectual light is most keen.

They walk on in darkness--Or, better, They let themselves walk in darkness; the conjugation implying that inclination or will, and not circumstance, brings this dullness to the dictates of justice and right.

All the foundations . . .--The very existence of society is threatened when the source of justice is corrupt.

"Back flow the sacred rivers to their source,

And right and all things veer around their course;

Crafty are men in council, and no more

God-plighted faith abides as once of yore."

EUR. Med., 409.

Verse 5. - They know not, neither will they understand. Scarcely "an aside from the indignant judge," as Professor Cheyne suggests, much less a remark interpolated by the poet (Ewald, Hitzig). Rather a complaint of human perversity, addressed by Jehovah to the angelic host who are present (ver. 1). It is not an accidental and excusable ignorance, but a wilful and guilty one that is spoken cf. They walk on in darkness. Loving darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil (John 3:19), they walked in the way of darkness (Proverbs 2:13). All the foundations of the earth are out of course; rather, are shaken. The fundamental bases on which the life of man upon the earth rests, the very principles of morality, are shaken, and totter to their fail, when those whose place it is to administer justice pervert it and deal out injustice instead. 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.
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