Psalm 140:12
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New International Version
I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The cause of the afflicted - Every person who is persecuted for righteousness' sake has God for his peculiar help and refuge; and the persecutor has the same God for his especial enemy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Lord

Psalm 9:4 For you have maintained my right and my cause; you sat in the throne judging right.

Psalm 10:17,18 LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear...

Psalm 22:24 For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has he hid his face from him; but when he cried to him...

Psalm 72:4,12-14 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor...

Psalm 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

1 Kings 8:45,49 Then hear you in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause...

Proverbs 22:22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

Proverbs 23:10,11 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless...

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth...

Jeremiah 22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? said the LORD.

Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up...

Library
Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
I. Is Prayer an Act of the Appetitive Powers? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer based on Friendship II. Is it Fitting to Pray? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer as a True Cause S. Augustine, On the Sermon on the Mount, II. iii. 14 " On the Gift of Perseverance, vii. 15 III. Is Prayer an Act of the Virtue of Religion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Humility of Prayer S. Augustine, On Psalm cii. 10 " Of the Gift of Perseverance, xvi. 39 IV. Ought We to Pray to God Alone? S. Augustine, Sermon, cxxvii. 2 V.
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 15.) Differently to be admonished are the over-silent, and those who spend time in much speaking. For it ought to be insinuated to the over-silent that while they shun some vices unadvisedly, they are, without its being perceived, implicated in worse. For often from bridling the tongue overmuch they suffer from more grievous loquacity in the heart; so that thoughts seethe the more in the mind from being straitened by the violent guard of indiscreet silence. And for the most part they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
1 Kings 8:45
then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.

1 Kings 8:49
then from heaven, your dwelling place, hear their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.

Psalm 9:4
For you have upheld my right and my cause, sitting enthroned as the righteous judge.

Psalm 12:5
"Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will protect them from those who malign them."

Psalm 18:27
You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.

Psalm 35:10
My whole being will exclaim, "Who is like you, LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them."

Psalm 82:3
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.

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