I was a father to the needy; and the cause which I did not know I searched out.
The righteous considers the cause of the poor, but the wicked does not understand wisdom.
And they judged the people at all seasons; the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
then shalt thou enquire and search and ask diligently; and, behold, if it is the truth and the thing certain that such abomination is wrought among you,
If a matter arises that is too difficult for thee in judgment between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates, then thou shalt arise and go up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose,
In that season two women, that were harlots, came unto the king and stood before him.
And he had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; and as her father and mother were dead, Mordecai had taken her for his own daughter.
They turn the needy out of the way; and all the poor of the earth hide themselves from them.
(for from my youth the fatherless was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided the widow from my mother's womb)
A father of the fatherless and a defender of the widows is God in his holy habitation.
It is the glory of God to conceal the word, but the honour of kings is to search out the word.
Be ye therefore imitators of God, as dear children
The pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation and to keep thyself unspotted from this world.