Psalm 82? Here is the text, (Revised Standard Version):
1: God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
2: "How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? [Selah]
3: Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
4: Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."
5: They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6: I say, "You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you;
7: nevertheless, you shall die like men, and fall like any prince."
8: Arise, O God, judge the earth; for to thee belong all the nations!
I have been listening to some debates, and some Mormon apologists have used this psalm to claim that there is a plurality of gods and/or that men can become gods. Do you know what the traditional rabbinic interpretation of the phrases, “in the midst of the gods” and “You are gods” is? Thanks in advance.