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שֹׁפְטִ֣ים וְשֹֽׁטְרִ֗ים תִּֽתֶּן־לְךָ֙ בְּכׇל־שְׁעָרֶ֔יךָ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יְהֹוָ֧ה אֱלֹהֶ֛יךָ נֹתֵ֥ן לְךָ֖ לִשְׁבָטֶ֑יךָ וְשָׁפְט֥וּ אֶת־הָעָ֖ם מִשְׁפַּט־צֶֽדֶק׃
You shall appoint judges and officials for yourself in all your gates. In all the settlements that Hashem your God is giving you, for your tribes, and they shall govern the people with due justice.
– Deut. 16:18
מִזְמ֗וֹר לְאָ֫סָ֥ף אֱֽלֹהִ֗ים נִצָּ֥ב בַּעֲדַת־אֵ֑ל בְּקֶ֖רֶב אֱלֹהִ֣ים יִשְׁפֹּֽט׃
A psalm of Asaph. God stands in the divine assembly; among the divine beings He pronounces judgment.
– Psalms 82
God has entrusted the administration of justice on earth to human judges. If these judges fail to judge fairly, they in turn are subjected to God’s judgment as we see from Psalm 82.
– Akeidat Yitzchak 43:1:14