New International Version
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
King James Bible
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Darby Bible Translation
Judge the poor and the fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and the destitute;
World English Bible
"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Young's Literal Translation
Judge ye the weak and fatherless, The afflicted and the poor declare righteous.
Psalm 82:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Defend the poor - You are their natural protectors under God. They are oppressed: punish their oppressors, however rich or powerful: and deliver them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
defend. Heb. Judge
LibraryThou Shalt not Bear False Witness against Thy Neighbor.
This Commandment seems small, and yet is so great, that he who would rightly keep it must risk and imperil life and limb, goods and honor, friends and all that he has; and yet it includes no more than the work of that small member, the tongue, and is called in German Wahrheit sagen, "telling the truth" and, where there is need, gainsaying lies; so that it forbids many evil works of the tongue. First: those which are committed by speaking, and those which are committed by keeping silent. By speaking, …
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Do not deprive the foreigner or the fatherless of justice, or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge.
defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.
For the director of music. A psalm of David. Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble.
May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.
I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.
but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
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