Proverbs 31:8
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King James Version
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Open thy mouth for the dumb, For the right of all sons of change.

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King James Translators' Notes

such...: Heb. the sons of destruction

Geneva Study Bible

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

(g) Defend their cause that are not able to help themselves.Proverbs 31:8 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Of the Practice of Piety in Fasting.
There are divers kinds of fasting--First, A constrained fast, as when men either have not food to eat, as in the famine of Samaria (2 Kings vi. 25;) or, having food, cannot eat it for heaviness or sickness, as it befel them who were in the ship with St. Paul (Acts xxvii. 33.) This is rather famine than fasting. Secondly, A natural fast, which we undertake physically, for the health of our body. Thirdly, A civil fast, which the magistrate enjoins for the better maintenance of the commonwealth. Fourthly,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Samuel 19:4
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:

Job 29:12
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

Psalm 82:1
A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

Proverbs 29:7
The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

Proverbs 31:7
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

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