Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.

King James Version

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Holman Bible

Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.

International Standard Version

Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and oppressed.

A Conservative Version

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the poor and needy.

American Standard Version

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, And minister justice to the poor and needy.

Amplified

Open your mouth, judge righteously, and administer justice for the poor and needy.

Bible in Basic English

Let your mouth be open, judging rightly, and give right decisions in the cause of the poor and those in need.

Darby Translation

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the afflicted and needy.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and destitute.

Julia Smith Translation

Open thy mouth; judge justly, and contend for the poor and needy.

King James 2000

Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Open your mouth, judge righteousness, and defend [the] poor and needy.

Modern King James verseion

Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

With thy mouth defend the thing that is lawful and right, and the cause of the poor and helpless.

NET Bible

Open your mouth, judge in righteousness, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

New Heart English Bible

Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy."

The Emphasized Bible

Open thy mouth - judge righteously, - and administer justice for the poor and the needy.

Webster

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

World English Bible

Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy."

Youngs Literal Translation

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, Both the cause of the poor and needy!'

Interlinear

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

שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

and plead
דּוּן דּין 
Diyn 
Usage: 24

the cause of the poor
עני 
`aniy 
Usage: 75

References

Prayers for Proverbs 31:9

Context Readings

The Oracle Of King Lemuel

8 Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate. 9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy. 10 An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.


Cross References

Leviticus 19:15

'You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Deuteronomy 1:16

"Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, 'Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen, and judge righteously between a man and his fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him.

Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.

Deuteronomy 16:18-20

"You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

2 Samuel 8:15

So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.

Job 29:12

Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.

Job 29:15-16

"I was eyes to the blind And feet to the lame.

Psalm 58:1-2

Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods? Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?

Psalm 72:1-2

Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king's son.

Proverbs 16:12

It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.

Proverbs 20:8

A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.

Isaiah 11:4

But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.

Isaiah 32:1-2

Behold, a king will reign righteously And princes will rule justly.

Jeremiah 5:28

'They are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor.

Jeremiah 22:3

'Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Jeremiah 22:15-16

"Do you become a king because you are competing in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink And do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.

Jeremiah 23:5

"Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land.

Daniel 4:27

'Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.'

Amos 5:11-12

Therefore because you impose heavy rent on the poor And exact a tribute of grain from them, Though you have built houses of well-hewn stone, Yet you will not live in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will not drink their wine.

Zechariah 7:9

"Thus has the LORD of hosts said, 'Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;

Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

John 7:24

"Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."

Hebrews 1:9

"YOU HAVE LOVED RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HATED LAWLESSNESS; THEREFORE GOD, YOUR GOD, HAS ANOINTED YOU WITH THE OIL OF GLADNESS ABOVE YOUR COMPANIONS."

Revelation 19:11

And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.

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