Proverbs 31:9

“Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Open thy mouth, iudge righteously, and plead the cause of the poore and needy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, And minister justice to the poor and needy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your mouth be open, judging rightly, and give right decisions in the cause of the poor and those in need.
- Basic English Bible

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the afflicted and needy.
- Darby Bible

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
- Webster's Bible

Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy."
- World English Bible

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, Both the cause of the poor and needy!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 31:9

  • Biel BB for verse 9
    Proverbs 31:9 is my guiding principle in defending the rights of the oppressed and those who cannot speak for themselves. I love the version.

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