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Speak for them and be a righteous judge. Protect the rights of the poor and needy."
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Open thy mouth, decree that which is just, and do justice to the needy and poor.
Proverbs 16:12 They that act wickedly are abominable to the king: for the throne is established by justice.
Proverbs 20:8 The king, that sitteth on the throne of judgment, scattereth away all evil with his look.
Leviticus 19:15 Thou shalt not do that which is unjust, nor judge unjustly. Respect not the person of the poor: nor honour the countenance of the mighty. But judge thy neighbour according to justice.
Deuteronomy 1:16 And I commanded them, saying: Hear them, and judge that which is just: whether he be one of your country, or a stranger.
Deuteronomy 16:18-20 Thou shalt appoint judges and magistrates in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God shall give thee, in all thy tribes: that they may judge the people with just judgment, . . .
2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel: and David did judgment and justice to all his people.
Psalm 58:1,2 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title.  If in very deed ye speak justice: judge right things, ye sons of men. . . .
Psalm 72:1,2 A psalm on Solomon. . . .
Job 29:12,15,16 Because I had delivered the poor man that cried out; and the fatherless, that had no helper. . . .
Isaiah 1:17,23 Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow. . . .
Isaiah 11:4 But he shall judge the poor with justice, and shall reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
Isaiah 32:1,2 Behold a king shall reign in justice, and princes shall rule in judgment. . . .
Jeremiah 5:28 They are grown gross and fat: and have most wickedly transgressed my words. They have not judged the cause of the widow, they have not managed the cause of the fatherless, and they have not judged the judgment of the poor.
Jeremiah 22:3,15,16 Thus saith the Lord: Execute judgment and justice, and deliver him that is oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor: and afflict not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, nor oppress them unjustly: and shed not innocent blood in this place. . . .
Jeremiah 23:5 Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will raise up to David a just branch: and a king shall reign, and shall be wise: and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
Daniel 4:27 And the king answered, and said: Is not this the great Babylon, which I have built, to be the seat of the kingdom, by the strength of my power, and in the glory of my excellence?
Amos 5:11,12 Therefore because you robbed the poor, and took the choice prey from him: you shall build houses with square stone, and shall not dwell in them: you shall plant most delightful vineyards, and shall not drink the wine of them. . . .
Zechariah 7:9 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: Judge ye true judgment, and shew ye mercy and compassion every man to his brother.
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: BEHOLD THY KING will come to thee, the just and saviour: he is poor, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass.
John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance: but judge just judgment.
Hebrews 1:9 Thou hast loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened: and behold a white horse. And he that sat upon him was called faithful and true: and with justice doth he judge and fight.
ContextThe Words of King Lemuel
…8Open thy mouth for the dumb, and for the causes of all the children that pass. 9Open thy mouth, decree that which is just, and do justice to the needy and poor.
Thou shalt not do that which is unjust, nor judge unjustly. Respect not the person of the poor: nor honour the countenance of the mighty. But judge thy neighbour according to justice.
And I commanded them, saying: Hear them, and judge that which is just: whether he be one of your country, or a stranger.
1 Samuel 19:4
And Jonathan spoke good things of David to Saul, his father: and said to him: Sin not, O king, against thy servant, David, because he hath not sinned against thee, and his works are very good towards thee.
1 Samuel 20:32
And Jonathan answering Saul, his father, said: Why shall he die? What hath he done?
The just taketh notice of the cause of the poor: the wicked is void of knowledge.
Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow.
He judged the cause of the poor and needy for his own good: was it not therefore because he knew me, saith the Lord?
Additional TranslationsOpen your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the poor and needy.Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, And minister justice to the poor and needy.
Open thy mouth and judge justly, and plead the cause of the poor and weak.
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the afflicted and needy.
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister judgment to the poor and needy.
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy."
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, Both the cause of the poor and needy!'
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