New Living Translation
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
31:8 The dumb - For such as cannot speak in their own cause, either through ignorance, or because of the dread of their more potent adversaries. Destruction - Who, without such succour from the judges, are like to be utterly ruined.
1 Samuel 19:4
The next morning Jonathan spoke with his father about David, saying many good things about him. "The king must not sin against his servant David," Jonathan said. "He's never done anything to harm you. He has always helped you in any way he could.
For I assisted the poor in their need and the orphans who required help.
A psalm of Asaph. God presides over heaven's court; he pronounces judgment on the heavenly beings:
The godly care about the rights of the poor; the wicked don't care at all.
Let them drink to forget their poverty and remember their troubles no more.
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