'Fatherless' in the Bible
“You must not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.
My anger will burn, and I will kill you with the sword; then your wives will be widows and your children fatherless.
He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing.
Then the Levite, who has no portion or inheritance among you, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow within your gates may come, eat, and be satisfied. And the Lord your God will bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.
Rejoice before Yahweh your God in the place where He chooses to have His name dwell—you, your son and daughter, your male and female slave, the Levite within your gates, as well as the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow among you.
Rejoice during your festival—you, your son and daughter, your male and female slave, as well as the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow within your gates.
Do not deny justice to a foreigner or fatherless child, and do not take a widow’s garment as security.
“When you reap the harvest in your field, and you forget a sheaf in the field, do not go back to get it. It is to be left for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
When you knock down the fruit from your olive tree, you must not go over the branches again. What remains will be for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow.
When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you must not glean what is left. What remains will be for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow.
“When you have finished paying all the tenth of your produce in the third year, the year of the tenth, you are to give it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.
Then you will say in the presence of the Lord your God:I have taken the consecrated portion out of my house; I have also given it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, according to all the commands You gave me. I have not violated or forgotten Your commands.
‘The one who denies justice to a foreigner, a fatherless child, or a widow is cursed.’And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
No doubt you would cast lots for a fatherless childand negotiate a price to sell your friend.
You sent widows away empty-handed,and the strength of the fatherless was crushed.
They drive away the donkeys owned by the fatherlessand take the widow’s ox as collateral.
The fatherless infant is snatched from the breast;the nursing child of the poor is seized as collateral.
For I rescued the poor man who cried out for help,and the fatherless child who had no one to support him.
if I have eaten my few crumbs alonewithout letting the fatherless eat any of it—
if I ever cast my vote against a fatherless childwhen I saw that I had support in the city gate,
But You Yourself have seen trouble and grief,observing it in order to take the matter into Your hands.The helpless entrusts himself to You;You are a helper of the fatherless.
doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressedso that men of the earth may terrify them no more.
God in His holy dwelling isa father of the fatherlessand a champion of widows.
Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless;uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
They kill the widow and the foreignerand murder the fatherless.
Let his children be fatherlessand his wife a widow.
Let no one show him kindness,and let no one be gracious to his fatherless children.
The Lord protects foreignersand helps the fatherless and the widow,but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.
Don’t move an ancient boundary marker,and don’t encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
Learn to do what is good.Seek justice.Correct the oppressor.Defend the rights of the fatherless.Plead the widow’s cause.
Your rulers are rebels,friends of thieves.They all love graftand chase after bribes.They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,and the widow’s case never comes before them.
Therefore the Lord does not rejoiceover Israel’s young menand has no compassionon 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.
to keep the poor from getting a fair trialand to deprive the afflicted among my people of justice,so that widows can be their spoiland they can plunder the fatherless.
if you no longer oppress the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow and no longer shed innocent blood in this place or follow other gods, bringing harm on yourselves,
This is what the Lord says: Administer justice and righteousness. Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor. Don’t exploit or brutalize the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Don’t shed innocent blood in this place.
We have become orphans, fatherless;our mothers are widows.
Father and mother are treated with contempt, and the foreign resident is exploited within you. The fatherless and widow are oppressed in you.
Assyria will not save us,we will not ride on horses,and we will no longer proclaim, ‘Our gods!’to the work of our hands.For the fatherless receives compassion in You.”
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor, and do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.
“I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny justice to the foreigner. They do not fear Me,” says the Lord of Hosts.
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