Open your mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
Treasury of Scripture
Proverbs 24:7,11,12 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate...
1 Samuel 19:4-7 And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David...
1 Samuel 20:32 And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said to him, Why shall he be slain? what has he done?
1 Samuel 22:14,15 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all your servants as David, which is the king's son in law...
Esther 4:13-16 Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with yourself that you shall escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews...
Job 29:9,17 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth...
Psalm 82:3,4 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy...
Jeremiah 26:16-19,24 Then said the princes and all the people to the priests and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die...
Jeremiah 38:7-10 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon...
John 7:51 Does our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he does?
Psalm 79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before you; according to the greatness of your power preserve you those that are appointed to die;
ContextThe Words of King Lemuel
1The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. 2What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows? 3Give not your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings. 4It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: 5Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. 6Give strong drink to him that is ready to perish, and wine to those that be of heavy hearts. 7Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. 8Open your mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. 9Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Open thy mouth for the dumb, In the cause of all such as are left desolate.
Open thy mouth for the dumb, and for the causes of all the children that pass.
Darby Bible Translation
Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all those that are left desolate.
King James Bible
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
Young's Literal Translation
Open thy mouth for the dumb, For the right of all sons of change.