New International Version
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
King James Bible
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.
Proverbs 31:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Open thy mouth for the dumb - For such accused persons as have no counsellors, and cannot plead for themselves.
Are appointed to destruction - בני חלוף beney chaloph, variously translated, children of passage - indigent travelers; children of desolation - those who have no possessions, or orphans. I believe it either signifies those who are strangers, and are travelling from place to place, or those who are ready to perish in consequence of want or oppression.
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A Sermon (No. 3236) published on Thursday, February 9th, 1911 delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Lord's Day Evening, September 20th, 1863. "Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more."--Proverbs 31:6, 7. These somewhat singular sentences were spoken by the mother of Lemuel to her son, who was probably Solomon. She had already said to him, …
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1 Samuel 19:4
Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, "Let not the king do wrong to his servant David; he has not wronged you, and what he has done has benefited you greatly.
because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist them.
A psalm of Asaph. God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the "gods":
The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
Let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.
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