Jeremiah 49:11
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New International Version
Leave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive. Your widows too can depend on me.'"

New Living Translation
But I will protect the orphans who remain among you. Your widows, too, can depend on me for help."

English Standard Version
Leave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive; and let your widows trust in me.”

New American Standard Bible
"Leave your orphans behind, I will keep them alive; And let your widows trust in Me."

King James Bible
Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abandon your fatherless; I will preserve them; let your widows trust in Me.

International Standard Version
Leave your orphans. I'll keep them alive. Let your widows trust in me."

NET Bible
Leave your orphans behind and I will keep them alive. Your widows too can depend on me."

New Heart English Bible
Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Abandon your orphans, and I will keep them alive. Your widows can trust me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Leave thy fatherless children, I will rear them, And let thy widows trust in Me.

New American Standard 1977
“Leave your orphans behind, I will keep them alive;
            And let your widows trust in Me.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
Leave thy fatherless children; I will raise them; and thy widows shall trust in me.

King James 2000 Bible
Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.

American King James Version
Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.

American Standard Version
Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Leave thy fatherless children: I will make them live: and thy widows shall hope in me.

Darby Bible Translation
Leave thine orphans, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

English Revised Version
Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

World English Bible
Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.

Young's Literal Translation
Leave thine orphans -- I do keep alive, And thy widows -- on Me trust ye,

Study Bible
The Judgment on Edom
10"But I have stripped Esau bare, I have uncovered his hiding places So that he will not be able to conceal himself; His offspring has been destroyed along with his relatives And his neighbors, and he is no more. 11"Leave your orphans behind, I will keep them alive; And let your widows trust in Me." 12For thus says the LORD, "Behold, those who were not sentenced to drink the cup will certainly drink it, and are you the one who will be completely acquitted? You will not be acquitted, but you will certainly drink it.…
Cross References
Psalm 68:5
A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

Hosea 14:3
"Assyria will not save us, We will not ride on horses; Nor will we say again, 'Our god,' To the work of our hands; For in You the orphan finds mercy."

Zechariah 7:10
and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.'
Treasury of Scripture

Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.

thy fatherless

Deuteronomy 10:18 He does execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loves …

Psalm 10:14-18 You have seen it; for you behold mischief and spite, to requite it …

Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in …

Psalm 82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Psalm 146:9 The LORD preserves the strangers; he relieves the fatherless and …

Proverbs 23:10,11 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless…

Hosea 14:3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride on horses: neither will …

Jonah 4:11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city…

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To …

let thy

1 Timothy 5:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusts in God, and …

(11) Leave thy fatherless children . . .--Were the words uttered in the stern irony of one who veils & threat in the form of a promise, as some have thought, or was there even in the case of Edom a mingling of pity for the helpless? The latter view seems truer to the prophet's character (Jeremiah 48:36). If the sentence was passed which left the wives of Edom widows, and their children orphans, yet God had not forgotten that He was the God of the widow and the fatherless.

Verses 11-13. - A merciful mitigation of the prophet's stern threat. The true God will provide for the widows and orphans, if Edom will but commit them to him. And let not Edom think it strange that he is punished; for even Israel, the chosen people, has drunk of the bitter cup. Yea, Jehovah has sworn "by himself" that all Edom's cities shall be laid waste. Verse 11. - Leave thy fatherless children, etc. The invitation means more than might be supposed. It is equivalent to a promise of the revival of the Edomitish people (comp. on Jeremiah 46:26; 48:47). Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive,.... Leave them with me; commit them to my care; I will provide for them; they shall have food and raiment, and want nothing to make them comfortable: to have such a friend or friends, promising such things to a man, when he is obliged to flee and leave his family, or is at the point of death, serves to make him easy; but there would be none left of the Edomites to say such kind words, or do such a friendly part. Some think they are the words of God, either spoken ironically or seriously; suggesting that they should have no children or widows to leave, all should be destroyed; or, if any left, they could not expect that he would take care of them, whom they had so provoked; or that such would be their miserable case, unless he had mercy on them, and took care of their fatherless children, there would be none to do it. Others think it respects a remnant of the Edomites that should be preserved, and be converted to Christ in Gospel times. The Targum takes them to be an address to the people of Israel, paraphrasing them thus:

"you, O house of Israel, your orphans shall not be left, I will sustain them, and your widows shall trust in my word:''

which last clause we render,

let your widows trust in me; which, could they be considered as the words of God, agree well with him, who is the Father of the fatherless, and Judge of the widows, Psalm 68:5; and a great encouragement to persons, in such circumstances, to place their confidence in him; and it must be right so to do. 11. Thy fatherless and widows must rest their hope in God alone, as none of the adult males shall be left alive, so desperate will be the affairs of Edom. The verse also, besides this threat, implies a promise of mercy to Esau in God's good time, as there was to Moab and Ammon (Jer 49:6; Jer 48:47); the extinction of the adult males is the prominent idea (compare Jer 49:12).49:7-22 The Edomites were old enemies to the Israel of God. But their day is now at hand; it is foretold, not only to warn them, but for the sake of the Israel of God, whose afflictions were aggravated by them. Thus Divine judgments go round from nation to nation; the earth is full of commotion, and nothing can escape the ministers of Divine vengeance. The righteousness of God is to be observed amidst the violence of men.
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