Proverbs 31:8

“Open thy mouth for the dumbe in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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

Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Open thy mouth for the dumb, In the cause of all such as are left desolate.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your mouth be open for those who have no voice, in the cause of those who are ready for death.
- Basic English Bible

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

Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
- Webster's Bible

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

Open thy mouth for the dumb, For the right of all sons of change.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Open thy mouth for the dumb, in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:8


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.


Discussion for Proverbs 31

  • Brighton ochieng
    Jesus is coming to his poeple
  • Ivy Johnson
    As we Celebrate Mother’s Day, let us reflect on this Chapter of Proverbs? There is so much
    Truth for each Mother to Grasp? It touches so many Aspects of our Day-To-Day-Routine,
    Especially our Spiritual? We can never go through our Days without God’s Leading?
    It is highly impossible! We need Him every Second of our Lives? He wants to Bless us with
    all Spiritual Blessings: Awesome: Amen


  • Molly
    "Godliness with contentment is great gain," the Bible says. Being Godly means living according to the way of righteousness; pure, holy and upright before the Majesty on High. We cannot do that without being born by water and Spirit -- the Holy Ghost. Then, we MUST follow our new birth with being "transformed by the renewing of [our] minds" and living holy before the Lord. Come to God! He IS life!
  • Maggie
    I think it can relate to pleasing God also with your whole ❤ , and whatever it takes ,you want to make it in, that he tells you well done keeping your ❤ pure before him that men may see your works and Glorify God, Amen
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    The woman spoken of is godly wisdom: and the virtuous woman who obeys God is of a meek and quiet spirit. But again ye are naked by your words. For the women in Christ cannot say the things ye say; for God permits them not. As it is written, Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also says the law.
  • Cheryl
    This is one of my favorite passages. This is always the passage I cite when people say women should only be mothers and housewives. This passages demonstrates that women are capable of working, engaging in commerce independently and can make wise decisions that bring prosperity to the household (buying the vineyard, selling garments and so forth).

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