Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Bible References

Defend

Psalm 10:18
to judge the fatherless and the oppressed that the man of the earth may no longer oppress.
Deuteronomy 10:18
he executes the rights of the fatherless and the widow and also loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing.
Isaiah 1:17
learn to do good; seek judgment; restore unto the oppressed; hear the fatherless in right judgment; protect the widow.

Do

Jeremiah 5:28
They are become fat; they shine; yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they did not judge the cause, the cause of the fatherless; with all this they made themselves prosperous; and they did not judge the cause of the poor.
Jeremiah 22:3
Thus hath the LORD said: Execute judgment and righteousness and deliver the oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor and do not deceive, neither steal from the stranger nor from the fatherless nor from the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
James 1:27
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.

General references

Exodus 23:3
neither shalt thou honour a poor man in his cause.
Deuteronomy 25:1
If there is a controversy between persons and they come unto judgment and they are judged, then they shall justify the righteous and condemn the wicked.
Deuteronomy 27:19
Cursed is he that twists the rights of the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
2 Kings 8:3
And it came to pass at the end of the seven years that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines, and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her lands.
Ecclesiastes 3:16
And moreover I saw under the sun that instead of judgment, there was wickedness; and instead of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
Isaiah 59:14
and that which is right has departed, and righteousness withdrew afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity could not enter.