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Proverbs 31: 8-9 ” 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.”

The Hebrew word used here for “speak up” is quite literally, “Open your mouth!”¬† We are to not only speak up for the poor and needy, but be willing to contend for them with honesty and integrity.¬† ¬†Proverbs 29:7 tells us that the righteous care about justice for the poor… and showing that we care means speaking up.