And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you rulers of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?
[A Psalm of Asaph.] God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods.
Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah.
Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
Judges and officers shall you make in all your gates, which the LORD your God gives you, throughout your tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
And he set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the law of their God.
Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken.
And say, Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that sits upon the throne of David, you, and your servants, and your people that enter in by these gates:
Hear you this, O priests; and hearken, you house of Israel; and give you ear, O house of the king; for judgment is for you, because you have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.
Hear this, I pray you, you heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, that abhor justice, and pervert all equity.