Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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 afflicted 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.

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

American

Easton

Fausets

Prayers for Proverbs 31:9

Context Readings

The Oracle Of King Lemuel

8 Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all those that are left desolate. 9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the afflicted and needy. 10 Who can find a woman of worth? for her price is far above rubies.


Cross References

Leviticus 19:15

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou shalt not respect the person of the lowly, nor honour the person of the great; in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

Deuteronomy 1:16

And I commanded your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between a man and his brother, and him also that sojourneth with him.

Isaiah 1:17

learn to do well: seek judgment, gladden the oppressed, do justice to the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Deuteronomy 16:18-20

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes, that they may judge the people with just judgment.

2 Samuel 8:15

And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.

Job 29:12

For I delivered the afflicted that cried, and the fatherless who had no helper.

Job 29:15-16

I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame;

Psalm 58:1-2

{To the chief Musician. 'Destroy not.' Of David. Michtam.} Is righteousness indeed silent? Do ye speak it? Do ye judge with equity, ye sons of men?

Psalm 72:1-2

{For Solomon.} O God, give the king thy judgments, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Proverbs 16:12

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 20:8

A king sitting on the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

Isaiah 1:23

thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth presents, and hunteth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, and the cause of the widow cometh not unto them.

Isaiah 11:4

but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Isaiah 32:1-2

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

Jeremiah 5:28

They are become fat, they shine, yea, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, and they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not adjudge.

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus saith Jehovah: Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor; and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place.

Jeremiah 22:15-16

Shalt thou reign, because thou viest with the cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice? Then it was well with him.

Jeremiah 23:5

Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, when I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, who shall reign as king, and act wisely, and shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

Amos 5:11-12

Forasmuch, therefore, as ye trample upon the poor, and take from him presents of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, and ye shall not drink the wine of them.

Zechariah 7:9

Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew loving-kindness and mercies one to another,

Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion; shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, thy King cometh to thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly and rIding upon an ass, even upon a colt the foal of an ass.

John 7:24

Judge not according to sight, but judge righteous judgment.

Hebrews 1:9

Thou hast loved righteousness and hast hated lawlessness; therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with oil of gladness above thy companions.

Revelation 19:11

And I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and one sitting on it, called Faithful and True, and he judges and makes war in righteousness.

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