Psalm 68:5
New International Version
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

New Living Translation
Father to the fatherless, defender of widows--this is God, whose dwelling is holy.

English Standard Version
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.

Berean Study Bible
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.

New American Standard Bible
A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

King James Bible
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

Christian Standard Bible
God in his holy dwelling is a father of the fatherless and a champion of widows.

Contemporary English Version
Our God, from your sacred home you take care of orphans and protect widows.

Good News Translation
God, who lives in his sacred Temple, cares for orphans and protects widows.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God in His holy dwelling is a father of the fatherless and a champion of widows.

International Standard Version
A father to orphans and an advocate for widows is God in his holy dwelling place.

NET Bible
He is a father to the fatherless and an advocate for widows. God rules from his holy palace.

New Heart English Bible
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who is the father of the orphans and the judge of widows - God in his holy dwelling!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The God who is in his holy dwelling place is the father of the fatherless and the defender of widows.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

New American Standard 1977
A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A father of the fatherless and a defender of the widows is God in his holy habitation.

King James 2000 Bible
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

American King James Version
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

American Standard Version
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, Is God in his holy habitation.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
who is the father of the orphans, and judge of the widows: such is God in his holy place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
who is the father of orphans, and the judge of widows. God in his holy place:

Darby Bible Translation
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

English Revised Version
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

Webster's Bible Translation
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

World English Bible
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

Young's Literal Translation
Father of the fatherless, and judge of the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.
Study Bible
God's Enemies Are Scattered
4Sing to God! Sing praises to His name. Exalt the One who rides on the clouds—His name is the LORD—and rejoice before Him. 5A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in His holy habitation. 6God settles the lonely in families; He leads the prisoners out to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:23
If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to Me in distress, I will surely hear their cry.

Deuteronomy 10:18
He executes justice for the fatherless and widow, and He loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 26:15
Look down from Your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel and the land You have given us, as You swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey."

2 Chronicles 30:27
Then the priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard their voice, and their prayer came into His holy dwelling place in heaven.

Psalm 10:14
But You have regarded trouble and grief; You consider it to take in hand. The victim entrusts himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.

Psalm 146:9
The LORD protects the sojourners; He sustains the fatherless and the widow, but the ways of the wicked He frustrates.

Proverbs 15:25
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but He protects the boundaries of the widow.

Isaiah 63:15
Look down from heaven and see, from Your holy and glorious habitation. Where are Your zeal and might? Your yearning and compassion for me are restrained.

Jeremiah 49:11
Abandon your orphans; I will preserve their lives. Let your widows trust in Me."

Hosea 14:3
Assyria will not save us, nor will we ride on horses. We will never again say, 'Our gods!' to the work of our own hands. For in You the orphan finds compassion."

Treasury of Scripture

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

A father

Psalm 10:14,18
Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless…

Psalm 82:3,4
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy…

Psalm 146:9
The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

a judge

Psalm 72:2,4
He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment…

Deuteronomy 10:18
He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

Job 29:12,13
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him…

in his

Psalm 33:14
From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

2 Chronicles 6:2
But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.

2 Chronicles 30:27
Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.







Lexicon
A father
אֲבִ֣י (’ă·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

of the fatherless,
יְ֭תוֹמִים (yə·ṯō·w·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3490: A bereaved person

and a defender
וְדַיַּ֣ן (wə·ḏay·yan)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1781: A judge, advocate

of the widows,
אַלְמָנ֑וֹת (’al·mā·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 490: A widow, a desolate place

[is] God
אֱ֝לֹהִ֗ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

in His holy
קָדְשֽׁוֹ׃ (qā·ḏə·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

habitation.
בִּמְע֥וֹן (bim·‘ō·wn)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4583: An abode, of God, men, animals, a retreat
(5) The LXX. and Vulg. prefix to this verse, "They shall be troubled by the face of Him who is," &c, which seems to indicate that the abrupt introduction of this description of God is due to some loss in the text.

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows.--These epithets of God seem to have become at a very early period almost proverbial.

Verse 5. - A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God. A defender, i.e., of the oppressed and downtrodden (comp. Isaiah 1:17). In his holy habitation. The heavenly and not the earthly dwelling place - whether tabernacle or temple - seems to be intended. God from his holy seat in the highest heaven pours clown his grace and mercy, his defence and protection, on all those who specially need his aid. 68:1-6 None ever hardened his heart against God, and prospered. God is the joy of his people, then let them rejoice when they come before him. He who derives his being from none, but gives being to all, is engaged by promise and covenant to bless his people. He is to be praised as a God of mercy and tender compassion. He ever careth for the afflicted and oppressed: repenting sinners, who are helpless and exposed more than any fatherless children, are admitted into his family, and share all their blessings.
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