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

  • Roderick Simmons
    Who can find a virtuous woman? The virtuous woman can be found when GOD has prepared and sent both to glorify HIS example of marriage.
  • Chrystol
    Who can find a virtuous women? Do they still exist? I pray that when my son is old enough she will be found! He's 15, raised in the church, have a positive attitude, good group of friends, honor roll student, Loves the Lord Jesus Christ. I know I'm a virtuous women. My husband is a minister, along with Christ in our lives the foundation is already set. Have a Blessed Day All of You. ☺
  • Pazell
    This has always been one of my favorite chapters in the bible. It has good teachings mostly for women. I love it!!!!
  • Robert Bates
    Great for women to stride to be in life...men can take a note from there as well....
  • Guy
    Says it all !!
  • Barbara H. Horter
    I am 75 now, a young 75 full of the joy of all that God has provided and that joy arms me for all that comes now in the person of a very ill adult daughter who needs me physically and emotionally. I have been widowed twice and have a family of ten adult children, 23 grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren....my most comforting thought is that no matter what, God provides peace!

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