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Proverbs 31:8–9

qOpen your mouth for the mute,

for the rights of all who are destitute.3

Open your mouth, rjudge righteously,

sdefend the rights of tthe poor and needy.

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Proverbs 31:8–9 — The New International Version (NIV)

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,

for the rights of all who are destitute.

Speak up and judge fairly;

defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:8–9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Open thy mouth for the dumb

In the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

Open thy mouth, judge righteously,

And plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:8–9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;

ensure justice for those being crushed.

Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,

and see that they get justice.

Proverbs 31:8–9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Open your mouth for the speechless,

In the cause of all who are appointed to die.

Open your mouth, judge righteously,

And plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:8–9 — New Century Version (NCV)

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;

defend the rights of all those who have nothing.

Speak up and judge fairly,

and defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Proverbs 31:8–9 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Open thy mouth for the dumb,

In the cause of all such as are left desolate.

Open thy mouth, judge righteously,

And minister justice to the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:8–9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all those that are left desolate. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the afflicted and needy.

Proverbs 31:8–9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“Speak out for the one who cannot speak, 

for the rights of those who are doomed. 

Speak out, 

judge fairly, 

and defend the rights of oppressed and needy people.” 

Proverbs 31:8–9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Speak up for those who have no voice,

for the justice of all who are dispossessed.

Speak up, judge righteously,

and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.

Proverbs 31:8–9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Speak out for those who cannot speak,

for the rights of all the destitute.

Speak out, judge righteously,

defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:8–9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Open your mouth for the mute,

for the rights of all the needy.

Open your mouth, judge righteousness,

and defend the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:8–9 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

“Speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves.

Speak up for the rights of all those who are poor.

Speak up and judge fairly.

Speak up for the rights of those who are poor and needy.”

Proverbs 31:8–9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Open your mouth for the mute,

For the rights of all the unfortunate.

Open your mouth, judge righteously,

And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.