Parallel Verses

King James Version

Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

New American Standard Bible

Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate.

Holman Bible

Speak up for those who have no voice, for the justice of all who are dispossessed.

International Standard Version

Speak for those who cannot speak; seek justice for all those on the verge of destruction.

A Conservative Version

Open thy mouth for the mute, in the cause of all such as are left desolate.

American Standard Version

Open thy mouth for the dumb, In the cause of all such as are left desolate.

Amplified

Open your mouth for the dumb [those unable to speak for themselves], for the rights of all who are left desolate and defenseless;

Bible in Basic English

Let your mouth be open for those who have no voice, in the cause of those who are ready for death.

Darby Translation

Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all those that are left desolate.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Open thy mouth for those who cannot speak in the judgment of all the sons of death.

Julia Smith Translation

Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the judgment of all the sons of the surviving.

King James 2000

Open your mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all who are left desolate.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all the {needy}.

Modern King James verseion

Open your mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all the sons of those passing away.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Be thou an advocate and stand in judgment thyself, to speak for all such as be dumb and sucourless.

NET Bible

Open your mouth on behalf of those unable to speak, for the legal rights of all the dying.

New Heart English Bible

Open your mouth for the mute, in the cause of all who are left desolate.

The Emphasized Bible

Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all the children of the departed.

Webster

Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

World English Bible

Open your mouth for the mute, in the cause of all who are left desolate.

Youngs Literal Translation

Open thy mouth for the dumb, For the right of all sons of change.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּתח 
Pathach 
Usage: 143

for the dumb
אלּם 
'illem 
Usage: 6

in the cause
דּוּן דּין 
Diyn 
Usage: 20

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

The Oracle Of King Lemuel

7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. 8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. 9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.


Cross References

Psalm 82:3-4

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

1 Samuel 19:4-7

And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to theeward very good:

1 Samuel 20:32

And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done?

1 Samuel 22:14-15

Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son in law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine house?

Esther 4:13-16

Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.

Job 29:9

The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

Job 29:12-17

Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

Psalm 79:11

Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;

Proverbs 24:7

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

Proverbs 24:11-12

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

Jeremiah 26:16-19

Then said the princes and all the people unto the priests and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die: for he hath spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God.

Jeremiah 26:24

Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.

Jeremiah 38:7-10

Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon; the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin;

John 7:51

Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?

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