Proverbs 31:8
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.

New Living Translation
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.

English Standard Version
Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.

New American Standard Bible
Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate.

King James Bible
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Speak up for those who have no voice, for the justice of all who are dispossessed.

International Standard Version
Speak for those who cannot speak; seek justice for all those on the verge of destruction.

NET Bible
Open your mouth on behalf of those unable to speak, for the legal rights of all the dying.

New Heart English Bible
Open your mouth for the mute, in the cause of all who are left desolate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Open your mouth with the word of truth and judge all the sons of evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Speak out for the one who cannot speak, for the rights of those who are doomed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Open thy mouth for the dumb, In the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

New American Standard 1977
Open your mouth for the dumb,
            For the rights of all the unfortunate.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Open thy mouth for those who cannot speak in the judgment of all the sons of death.

King James 2000 Bible
Open your mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all who are left desolate.

American King James Version
Open your mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

American Standard Version
Open thy mouth for the dumb, In the cause of all such as are left desolate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Open thy mouth for the dumb, and for the causes of all the children that pass.

Darby Bible Translation
Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all those that are left desolate.

English Revised Version
Open thy mouth for the dumb, in the cause of all such as are left desolate.

Webster's Bible Translation
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

World English Bible
Open your mouth for the mute, in the cause of all who are left desolate.

Young's Literal Translation
Open thy mouth for the dumb, For the right of all sons of change.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
31:1-9 When children are under the mother's eye, she has an opportunity of fashioning their minds aright. Those who are grown up, should often call to mind the good teaching they received when children. The many awful instances of promising characters who have been ruined by vile women, and love of wine, should warn every one to avoid these evils. Wine is to be used for want or medicine. Every creature of God is good, and wine, though abused, has its use. By the same rule, due praise and consolation should be used as cordials to the dejected and tempted, not administered to the confident and self-sufficient. All in authority should be more carefully temperate even than other men; and should be protectors of those who are unable or afraid to plead their own cause. Our blessed Lord did not decline the bitterest dregs of the cup of sorrow put into his hands; but he puts the cup of consolation into the hands of his people, and causes those to rejoice who are in the deepest distress.
Study Bible
The Words of King Lemuel
7Let him drink and forget his poverty And remember his trouble no more. 8Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate. 9Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 19:4
Then Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, "Do not let the king sin against his servant David, since he has not sinned against you, and since his deeds have been very beneficial to you.

Job 29:12
Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.

Psalm 82:1
A Psalm of Asaph. God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers.

Proverbs 29:7
The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern.

Proverbs 31:7
Let him drink and forget his poverty And remember his trouble no more.
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John 7:51 Does our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he does?

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