Proverbs 22:23
Good News Translation
The LORD will argue their case for them and threaten the life of anyone who threatens theirs.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD is their defender, and what you do to them, he will do to you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the Lord will judge his cause: and will afflict them that have afflicted his soul.

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Because the Lord will judge his cause: and will afflict them that have afflicted his soul.

the lord

Proverbs 23:11 For their near kinsman is strong: and he will judge their cause against thee.

1 Samuel 24:12,15 The Lord judge between me and thee and the Lord revenge me of thee: but my hand shall not be upon thee. . . .

1 Samuel 25:39 And when David had heard that Nabal was dead, he said: Blessed be the Lord, who hath judged the cause of my reproach, at the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil, and the Lord hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his head. Then David sent and treated with Abigail, that he might take her to himself for a wife.

Psalm 12:5 By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety: I will deal confidently in his regard.

Psalm 35:1,10 For David himself. Judge thou, O Lord, them that wrong me: overthrow them that fight against me. . . .

Psalm 43:1 A psalm for David. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.

Psalm 68:5 Who is the father of orphans, and the judge of widows. God in his holy place:

Psalm 140:12 I know that the Lord will do justice to the needy, and will revenge the poor.

Jeremiah 50:34 Their redeemer is strong, the Lord of hosts is his name: he will defend their cause in judgment, to terrify the land, and to disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

Jeremiah 51:36 Therefore thus saith the Lord: Behold I will judge thy cause, and will take vengeance for thee, and I will make her sea desolate, I and will dry up her spring.

Micah 7:9 I will bear the wrath of the Lord, because I have sinned against him: until he judge my cause, and execute judgement for me: he will bring me forth into the light, I shall behold his justice.

Malachi 3:5 And I will come to you in judgment, and will be a speedy witness against sorcerers, and adulterers, and false swearers, and them that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widows, and the fatherless: and oppress the stranger, and have not feared me, saith the Lord of hosts.

spoil

Isaiah 33:1 Woe to thee that spoilest, shalt not thou thyself also be spoiled? and thou that despisest, shalt not thyself also be despised? when thou shalt have made an end of spoiling, thou shalt be spoiled: when being wearied thou shalt cease to despise, thou shalt be despised.

Habakkuk 2:8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all that shall be left of the people shall spoil thee: because of men's blood, and for the iniquity of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

Context
Thirty Sayings of the Wise
22Do no violence to the poor, because he is poor: and do not oppress the needy in the gate: 23Because the Lord will judge his cause: and will afflict them that have afflicted his soul.24Be not a friend to an angry man, and do not walk with a furious man:…
Cross References
1 Samuel 25:39
And when David had heard that Nabal was dead, he said: Blessed be the Lord, who hath judged the cause of my reproach, at the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil, and the Lord hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his head. Then David sent and treated with Abigail, that he might take her to himself for a wife.

Psalm 12:5
By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety: I will deal confidently in his regard.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones shall say: Lord, who is like to thee? Who deliverest the poor from the hand of them that are stronger than he; the needy and the poor from them that strip him.

Psalm 140:12
I know that the Lord will do justice to the needy, and will revenge the poor.

Proverbs 23:11
For their near kinsman is strong: and he will judge their cause against thee.

Jeremiah 51:36
Therefore thus saith the Lord: Behold I will judge thy cause, and will take vengeance for thee, and I will make her sea desolate, I and will dry up her spring.

Additional Translations
for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who rob them.For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

For Jehovah will plead their cause, And despoil of life those that despoil them.

For the Lord will plead his cause, and thou shalt deliver thy soul in safety.

for Jehovah will plead their cause, and despoil the soul of those that despoil them.

For the LORD will plead their cause, and despoil of life those that despoil them.

For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

for Yahweh will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.

For Jehovah pleadeth their cause, And hath spoiled the soul of their spoilers.
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