Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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


James 3:17
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, meek, easily persuadable, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, and void of dissimulation.
Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Luke 1:6
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
1 Timothy 1:5
For the end of the commandment is love out of a clean heart, and good conscience, and faith unfeigned:
1 Timothy 5:4
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn as their first duty to shew their piety towards their own family, and make a grateful return to their progenitors: for this is becoming and acceptable before God.

To visit

Matthew 25:34
Then shall the King say to those on his right-hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
Galatians 5:6
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but faith exerting its energy by love.
Galatians 6:9
Let us not then be weary of well-doing; for in due time we shall reap, if we faint not.
1 John 3:17
But whosoever hath worldly abundance, and seeth his brother under necessity, and shutteth his bowels of compassion against him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

To keep

James 4:4
Ye adulterers and adultresses, know ye not that friendship with the world is enmity against God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is set down an enemy to God.
John 17:14
I have given them thy word and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renovation of your mind, that you may prove by experience what is the will of God, that is good, acceptable, and perfect.
Galatians 1:4
who gave himself for our sins, that he might pluck us out of this present wicked world, according to the will of God and our Father:
Galatians 6:14
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world,
Colossians 3:1
IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek the things which are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
1 John 2:15
Love not the world, neither the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 5:4
Because every one that is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory which overcometh the world, our faith.

General references

Matthew 5:42
Give to him that asketh thee; and from him who wants to borrow of thee, turn not away.