THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Exodus (Author Moses)

22:22Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

22:23If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;

22:24And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

Deuteronomy (Author Moses)

10:18He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

14:28At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates:

14:29And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.

16:11And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there.

16:12And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these statutes.

16:13Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine:

16:14And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.

24:17Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge:

24:19When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.

24:20When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

24:21When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

25:5If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.

25:6And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel.

25:7And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.

25:8Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;

25:9Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.

25:10And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.

27:19Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

22:5Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?

22:9Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

24:3They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

24:21He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.

29:13The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

31:16If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

31:22Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

68:5A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

94:6They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

146:9The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

Proverbs (Author Solomon)

15:25The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

Isaiah (Author Isaiah)

1:17Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

1:23Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

10:1Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;

10:2To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!

Jeremiah (Author Jeremiah)

7:6If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:

7:7Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

22:3Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

49:11Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

Ezekiel (Author Ezekiel)

22:7In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.

Zechariah (Author Zechariah)

7:10And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Malachi (Author Malachi)

3:5And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

Matthew (Author Matthew)

23:14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

Mark (Author John Mark)

12:40Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

Luke (Author Luke)

20:47Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

1 Corinthians (Author Paul)

7:8I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

7:9But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

1 Timothy (Author Paul)

5:3Honour widows that are widows indeed.

5:4But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

5:5Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

5:6But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.

5:9Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

5:10Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

5:11But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

5:12Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

5:16If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.



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