New Living Translation
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
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
CommentaryProverbs 31:9 Parallel Commentaries
"Do not twist justice in legal matters by favoring the poor or being partial to the rich and powerful. Always judge people fairly.
"At that time I instructed the judges, 'You must hear the cases of your fellow Israelites and the foreigners living among you. Be perfectly fair in your decisions
1 Samuel 19:4
The next morning Jonathan spoke with his father about David, saying many good things about him. "The king must not sin against his servant David," Jonathan said. "He's never done anything to harm you. He has always helped you in any way he could.
1 Samuel 20:32
"But why should he be put to death?" Jonathan asked his father. "What has he done?"
The godly care about the rights of the poor; the wicked don't care at all.
Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
He gave justice and help to the poor and needy, and everything went well for him. Isn't that what it means to know me?" says the LORD.
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