Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

General references

Bible References

Pure

James 3:17
But the wisdom which is from heaven is first holy, then gentle, readily giving way in argument, full of peace and mercy and good works, not doubting, not seeming other than it is.
Psalm 119:1
Happy are they who are without sin in their ways, walking in the law of the Lord.
Matthew 5:8
Happy are the clean in heart: for they will see God.
Luke 1:6
They were upright in the eyes of God, keeping all the rules and orders of God, and doing no wrong.
1 Timothy 1:5
But the effect of the order is love coming from a clean heart, and a knowledge of what is right, and true faith:
1 Timothy 5:4
But if any widow has children or children's children, let these see that it is right to take care of their family and their fathers and mothers: for this is pleasing in the eyes of God.

To visit

Job 29:12
For I was a saviour to the poor when he was crying for help, to the child with no father, and to him who had no supporter.
Job 31:15
Did not God make him as well as me? did he not give us life in our mothers' bodies?
Psalm 68:5
A father to those who have no father, a judge of the widows, is God in his holy place.
Isaiah 1:16
Be washed, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; let there be an end of sinning;
Isaiah 58:6
Is not this the holy day for which I have given orders: to let loose those who have wrongly been made prisoners, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the crushed go free, and every yoke be broken?
Matthew 25:34
Then will the King say to those on his right, Come, you who have the blessing of my Father, into the kingdom made ready for you before the world was:
Galatians 5:6
Because in Christ Jesus, having circumcision or not having circumcision are equally of no profit; but only faith working through love.
Galatians 6:9
And let us not get tired of well-doing; for at the right time we will get in the grain, if we do not give way to weariness.
1 John 3:17
But if a man has this world's goods, and sees that his brother is in need, and keeps his heart shut against his brother, how is it possible for the love of God to be in him?

To keep

James 4:4
O you who are false to God, do you not see that the friends of this world are not God's friends? Every man desiring to be a friend of this world makes himself a hater of God.
John 17:14
I have given your word to them; and they are hated by the world, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Romans 12:2
And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God.
Galatians 1:4
Who gave himself for our sins, so that he might make us free from this present evil world, after the purpose of our God and Father:
Galatians 6:14
But far be it from me to have glory in anything, but only in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which this world has come to an end on the cross for me, and I for it.
Colossians 3:1
If then you have a new life with Christ, give your attention to the things of heaven, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
1 John 2:15
Have no love for the world or for the things which are in the world. If any man has love for the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 5:4
Anything which comes from God is able to overcome the world: and the power by which we have overcome the world is our faith.

General references

Exodus 22:22
Do no wrong to a widow, or to a child whose father is dead.
Matthew 5:42
Give to him who comes with a request, and keep not your property from him who would for a time make use of it.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain