New American Standard Bible
"You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.
King James Bible
Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
World English Bible
"You shall not take advantage of any widow or fatherless child.
Young's Literal Translation
'Any widow or orphan ye do not afflict;
Exodus 22:22 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
LibraryParable of the Importunate Widow.
^C Luke XVIII. 1-8. ^c 1 And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, and regarded not man [an utterly abandoned character]: 3 and there was a widow in that city; and she came oft unto him, saying, Avenge me of [rather, Do justice to me as to] mine adversary. [In Scripture language widowhood is symbolic of defenselessness (Ex. xxii. 22-24; Deut. x. 18; xxvii. 19; Mal. iii. 5; Mark xii. 40), …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
"He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.
"You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge.
"But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and that the LORD your God redeemed you from there; therefore I am commanding you to do this thing.
"If I have kept the poor from their desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,
For their Redeemer is strong; He will plead their case against you.
if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own ruin,
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