Proverbs 31:8
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English Standard Version
Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.

King James Bible
Open thy 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.

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.

Proverbs 31:8 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

2 What, my son? and what the son of my womb?

   And what, O son of my vows?!

The thrice repeated מה is completed by תּעשׂה (cf. Khler under Malachi 2:15), and that so that the question is put for the purpose of exciting attention: Consider well, my son, what thou wilt do as ruler, and listen attentively to my counsel (Fleischer). But the passionate repetition of מה would be only affectation if thus interpreted; the underlying thought must be of a subjective nature: what shall I say, אדבּר (vid., under Isaiah 38:15), what advise thee to do? The question, which is at the same time a call, is like a deep sigh from the heart of the mother concerned for the welfare of her son, who would say to him what is beneficial, and say it in words which strike and remain fixed. He is indeed her dear son, the son whom she carries in her heart, the son for whom with vows of thanksgiving she prayed to God; and as he was given her by God, so to His care she commits him. The name "Lemuel" is, as we interpret it, like the anagram of the fulfilment of the vows of his mother. בּרי bears the Aramaic shade in the Arameo-Arab. colouring of these proverbs from Massa; בּריהּ is common in the Aram., and particularly in the Talmudic, but it can scarcely be adduced in support of ברי. וּמה belongs to the 24, מה, with ח or ע not following; vid., the Masora to Exodus 32:1, and its correction by Norzi at Deuteronomy 29:23. We do not write וּמה־בּר; מה, with Makkeph and with Metheg, exclude one another.

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

1 Samuel 19:4-7 And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David...

1 Samuel 20:32 And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said to him, Why shall he be slain? what has he done?

1 Samuel 22:14,15 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all your servants as David, which is the king's son in law...

Esther 4:13-16 Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with yourself that you shall escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews...

Job 29:9,17 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth...

Psalm 82:3,4 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy...

Jeremiah 26:16-19,24 Then said the princes and all the people to the priests and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die...

Jeremiah 38:7-10 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon...

John 7:51 Does our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he does?

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Psalm 79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before you; according to the greatness of your power preserve you those that are appointed to die;

Cross References
1 Samuel 19:4
And Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, "Let not the king sin against his servant David, because he has not sinned against you, and because his deeds have brought good to you.

Job 29:12
because I delivered the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to help him.

Psalm 82:1
God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:

Proverbs 29:7
A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

Proverbs 31:7
let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.

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