Proverbs 31:8
Good News Translation
"Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless.

Contemporary English Version
But you must defend those who are helpless and have no hope.

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

New American Bible
Open your mouth in behalf of the mute, and for the rights of the destitute;

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Open thy mouth for the dumb, and for the causes of all the children that pass.

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Proverbs 24:7,11,12 Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he shall not open his mouth. . . .

1 Samuel 19:4-7 And Jonathan spoke good things of David to Saul, his father: and said to him: Sin not, O king, against thy servant, David, because he hath not sinned against thee, and his works are very good towards thee. . . .

1 Samuel 20:32 And Jonathan answering Saul, his father, said: Why shall he die? What hath he done?

1 Samuel 22:14,15 And Achimelech answering the king, said: And who amongst all thy servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son in law, and goeth forth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thy house? . . .

Esther 4:13-16 He sent word to Esther again, saying: Think not that thou mayst save thy life only, because thou art in the king's house, more than all the Jews: . . .

Job 29:9,17 The princes ceased to speak, and laid the finger on their mouth. . . .

Psalm 82:3,4 Judge for the needy and fatherless: do justice to the humble and the poor. . . .

Jeremiah 26:16-19,24 Then the princes, and all the people said to the priests, and to the prophets: There is no judgment of death for this man: for he hath spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God. . . .

Jeremiah 38:7-10 Now Abdemelech the Ethiopian, an eunuch that was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon: but the king was sitting in the gate of Benjamin. . . .

John 7:51 Doth our law judge any man, unless it first hear him and know what he doth?

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Psalm 79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoners come in before thee. According to the greatness of thy arm, take possession of the children of them that have been put to death.

Context
The Words of King Lemuel
7Let them drink, and forget their want, and remember their sorrow no more. 8Open thy mouth for the dumb, and for the causes of all the children that pass.9Open thy mouth, decree that which is just, and do justice to the needy and poor.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 19:4
And Jonathan spoke good things of David to Saul, his father: and said to him: Sin not, O king, against thy servant, David, because he hath not sinned against thee, and his works are very good towards thee.

Job 29:12
Because I had delivered the poor man that cried out; and the fatherless, that had no helper.

Psalm 82:1
A psalm for Asaph. God hath stood in the congregation of gods: and being in the midst of them he judgeth gods.

Proverbs 29:7
The just taketh notice of the cause of the poor: the wicked is void of knowledge.

Proverbs 31:7
Let them drink, and forget their want, and remember their sorrow no more.

Additional Translations
Open your mouth for those with no voice, for the justice of all the dispossessed.Open your mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

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

Open thy mouth with the word of God, and judge all fairly.

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

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

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

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

Open thy mouth for the dumb, For the right of all sons of change.
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