Psalm 140:12
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New American Standard Bible
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted And justice for the poor.

King James Bible
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

Darby Bible Translation
I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted one, the right of the needy.

World English Bible
I know that Yahweh will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the needy.

Young's Literal Translation
I have known that Jehovah doth execute The judgment of the afflicted, The judgment of the needy.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted - See the notes at Psalm 9:4. The psalmist here doubtless refers primarily to himself, as having a confident belief that the Lord would maintain "his" cause, or would defend "him." At the same time he makes the statement general, implying that what would be done to him would be done to all in similar circumstances. The idea is that God, in all his attributes, in all his providential arrangements, in all his interpositions on earth, would be found to be on the side of the oppressed, the afflicted, and the wronged. He has no attribute that can take part with an oppressor or a wrong doer. The wicked cannot come to him with the belief that he will be on their side: the righteous - the oppressed - the afflicted - can.

And the right of the poor - He will defend the right of the poor. Literally, "The judgment of the poor." That which will be just and right in their case.

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Library
Epistle xviii. To John, Bishop.
To John, Bishop. Gregory to John, Bishop of Constantinople [1586] . At the time when your Fraternity was advanced to Sacerdotal dignity, you remember what peace and concord of the churches you found. But, with what daring or with what swelling of pride I know not, you have attempted to seize upon a new name, whereby the hearts of all your brethren might have come to take offence. I wonder exceedingly at this, since I remember how thou wouldest fain have fled from the episcopal office rather than
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Covenanting a Privilege of Believers.
Whatever attainment is made by any as distinguished from the wicked, or whatever gracious benefit is enjoyed, is a spiritual privilege. Adoption into the family of God is of this character. "He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power (margin, or, the right; or, privilege) to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."[617] And every co-ordinate benefit is essentially so likewise. The evidence besides, that Covenanting
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
1 Kings 8:45
then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

1 Kings 8:49
then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven Your dwelling place, and maintain their cause,

Psalm 9:4
For You have maintained my just cause; You have sat on the throne judging righteously.

Psalm 12:5
"Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he longs."

Psalm 18:27
For You save an afflicted people, But haughty eyes You abase.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"

Psalm 82:3
Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

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