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 that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, modest, benevolent, full of mercy and of good fruits, not judgmental, unfeigned.
Psalm 119:1
ALEPH. Blessed are those who walk in the perfect way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
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
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart and of a good conscience and of faith unfeigned:
1 Timothy 5:4
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let those learn first to govern their house in piety and to recompense their parents, for this is honest and pleasing before God.

To visit

Job 29:12
because I delivered the poor that cried and the fatherless who had no one to help him.
Job 31:15
Did not he that made me in the belly also make him? And did not the same one fashion us in the womb?
Psalm 68:5
A father of the fatherless and a defender of the widows is God in his holy habitation.
Isaiah 1:16
Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil;
Isaiah 58:6
Is not rather the fast that I have chosen, to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the ties of oppression, to release into freedom those who are broken, and that ye break every yoke?
Matthew 25:34
Then shall the King say unto 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 avails anything nor uncircumcision, but faith which works by charity.
Galatians 6:9
And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.
1 John 3:17
But whosoever has this world's goods and sees his brother have need and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how does the charity of God abide in him?

To keep

James 4:4
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore that desires to be a friend of the world, makes himself the enemy of God.
John 17:14
I have given them thy word, and the world has 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 age, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your soul that ye may experience what is that good and well pleasing and perfect will of God.
Galatians 1:4
who gave himself for our sins that he might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
Galatians 6:14
But in no wise should I glory, except 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 are risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where the Christ sits at the right hand of God.
1 John 2:15
Love not the world neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.
1 John 5:4
For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.

General references

Exodus 22:22
Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
Matthew 5:42
Give to him that asks of thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.