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.
Psalm 140:12 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryQuestion 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.
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.
For you have upheld my right and my cause, sitting enthroned as the righteous judge.
"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."
You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
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."
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
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