New American Standard Bible
Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
King James Bible
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Darby Bible Translation
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the afflicted and needy.
World English Bible
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy."
Young's Literal Translation
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, Both the cause of the poor and needy!'
Proverbs 31:9 Parallel
LibraryOf 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
'You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.
"Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, 'Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen, and judge righteously between a man and his fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him.
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.
1 Samuel 20:32
But Jonathan answered Saul his father and said to him, "Why should he be put to death? What has he done?"
The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern.
Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.
"He pled the cause of the afflicted and needy; Then it was well. Is not that what it means to know Me?" Declares the LORD.
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