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Bible Verses about Widows

What does the bible say about the widow and the orphan? Here we answer these and other questions. That is why we have compiled a list of Bible verses about Widows. In some texts you will find the name of widows in the bible. Is there a promise from God for widows? Can the widow go home according to the bible? What should widows do according to the bible? What does the bible say about young widows? Well, let’s see what the Holy Scriptures tell us.

Bible Verses About Widows

1 Timothy 5:3

Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.

James 1:27

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Psalm 68:4-5

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him — his name is the Lord.
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.

Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
plead the case of the widow.

Zechariah 7:9-10

This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’

Exodus 22:22-24

Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless. If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.

Psalm 146:9

The Lord watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

Proverbs 31:9

Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Job 29:12-13

Because I rescued the poor who cried for help,
and the fatherless who had none to assist them.
The one who was dying blessed me;
I made the widow’s heart sing.

Jeremiah 7:5-7

If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly, if you do not oppress the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm, then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your ancestors for ever and ever.

Now we understand that the bible also asks us to help widows, we have seen that God figures as a husband for widows both in the old and in the new testament. God is with you! You may not see it, or you think it has forgotten about you, but there it is. If you want us to expand this list of the verse of the widow and the orphan, tell us and we will add more. Helping the widow and orphan according to the Bible is of utmost importance to always remember in our congregations.