"Speak1 up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
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Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."2
References for Proverbs 31:9
A wife of noble character3 who can find?4 She is worth far more than rubies.
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Her husband5 has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.6
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She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.7
References for Proverbs 31:13
She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.