Proverbs 31:8
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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.

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

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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

In contrast with the two besetting sins of Eastern monarchs stands their one great duty, to give help to those who had no other helper.

Such as are appointed to destruction - literally, "children of bereavement," with the sense, either, as in the text, of those "destined to be bereaved of life or goods," or of "bereaved or fatherless children."

Proverbs 31:8 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Of the Practice of Piety in Fasting.
There are divers kinds of fasting--First, A constrained fast, as when men either have not food to eat, as in the famine of Samaria (2 Kings vi. 25;) or, having food, cannot eat it for heaviness or sickness, as it befel them who were in the ship with St. Paul (Acts xxvii. 33.) This is rather famine than fasting. Secondly, A natural fast, which we undertake physically, for the health of our body. Thirdly, A civil fast, which the magistrate enjoins for the better maintenance of the commonwealth. Fourthly,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

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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