to open wide; specifically, to loosen, begin, plough, carve
the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to
for the dumb
speechless -- dumb (man).
in the cause
judgement (the suit, justice, sentence or tribunal); by impl. also strife -- cause, judgement, plea, strife.
of all such as are appointed
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
surviving; by implication (collectively) orphans -- destruction.
Parallel VersesNew 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.
Open your mouth on behalf of those unable to speak, for the legal rights of all the dying.
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.
King James 2000 Bible
Open your mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all who are left desolate.
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