'Widows' in the Bible
and my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
Thou hast sent widows away empty, And the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
Those that remain of him shall be buried in death, And his widows shall make no lamentation.
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, Is God in his holy habitation.
Their priests fell by the sword; And their widows made no lamentation.
Therefore the Lord will not rejoice over their young men, neither will he have compassion on their fatherless and widows; for every one is profane and an evil-doer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
to turn aside the needy from justice, and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas; I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a destroyer at noonday: I have caused anguish and terrors to fall upon her suddenly.
Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and give them over to the power of the sword; and let their wives become childless, and widows; and let their men be slain of death, and their young men smitten of the sword in battle.
Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.
We are orphans and fatherless; Our mothers are as widows.
There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey: they have devoured souls; they take treasure and precious things; they have made her widows many in the midst thereof.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows houses, even while for a pretence ye make long prayers: therefore ye shall receive greater condemnation.
they that devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayers; these shall receive greater condemnation.
But of a truth I say unto you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine over all the land;
who devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.
Now in these days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a murmuring of the Grecian Jews against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
And Peter arose and went with them. And when he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
And he gave her his hand, and raised her up; and calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive.
But I say to the unmarried and to widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
Honor widows that are widows indeed.
But younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;
I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule the household, give no occasion to the adversary for reviling:
If any woman that believeth hath widows, let her relieve them, and let not the church be burdened; that it mat relieve them that are widows indeed.
Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.