New International Version
for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life.
King James Bible
For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Darby Bible Translation
for Jehovah will plead their cause, and despoil the soul of those that despoil them.
World English Bible
for Yahweh will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.
Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah pleadeth their cause, And hath spoiled the soul of their spoilers.
Proverbs 22:23 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the Lord will plead their cause - Wo therefore to them that oppress them, for they will have God, not the poor, to deal with.
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Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have, …
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1 Samuel 25:39
When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, "Praise be to the LORD, who has upheld my cause against Nabal for treating me with contempt. He has kept his servant from doing wrong and has brought Nabal's wrongdoing down on his own head." Then David sent word to Abigail, asking her to become his wife.
"Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will protect them from those who malign them."
My whole being will exclaim, "Who is like you, LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them."
I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you.
Therefore this is what the LORD says: "See, I will defend your cause and avenge you; I will dry up her sea and make her springs dry.
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