1 Timothy 5:2
the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
he is not to honor his father or his mother.’ And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
1 Thessalonians 2:6
nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.
1 Peter 2:17
Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
1 Peter 3:7
You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
1 Timothy 5:9
A widow is to be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,
He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.
The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite who is in your town, and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where the Lord your God chooses to establish His name.
‘Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
“The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me,
And I made the widow’s heart sing for joy.
“If I have kept the poor from their desire,
Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
They slay the widow and the stranger
And murder the orphans.
The Lord protects the strangers;
He supports the fatherless and the widow,
But He thwarts the way of the wicked.
“Leave your orphans behind, I will keep them alive;
And let your widows trust in Me.”
[Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.]
Now as He approached the gate of the city, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her.
Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.
So Peter arose and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the upper room; and all the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them.
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
1 Timothy 5:4
but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and *said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”