Not Helping Widows

Most Relevant Verses

Job 22:9

You sent widows away empty-handed,
and the strength of the fatherless was crushed.

Matthew 23:14

[“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You devour widows’ houses and make long prayers just for show. This is why you will receive a harsher punishment.]

Mark 12:40

They devour widows’ houses and say long prayers just for show. These will receive harsher punishment.”

Luke 20:47

They devour widows’ houses and say long prayers just for show. These will receive greater punishment.”

Job 24:3

They drive away the donkeys owned by the fatherless
and take the widow’s ox as collateral.

Isaiah 10:2

to keep the poor from getting a fair trial
and to deprive the afflicted among my people of justice,
so that widows can be their spoil
and they can plunder the fatherless.

Job 24:21

They prey on the childless woman who is unable to conceive,
and do not deal kindly with the widow.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels,
friends of thieves.
They all love graft
and chase after bribes.
They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,
and the widow’s case never comes before them.

Isaiah 9:17

Therefore the Lord does not rejoice
over Israel’s young men
and has no compassion
on its fatherless and widows,
for everyone is a godless evildoer,
and every mouth speaks folly.
In all this, His anger is not removed,
and His hand is still raised to strike.

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