King James Version
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Darby Bible Translation
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the afflicted and needy.
World English Bible
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy."
Young's Literal Translation
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, Both the cause of the poor and needy!'
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.Proverbs 31:9 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryOf 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
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
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:
1 Samuel 20:32
And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done?
The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.
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