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James 1:27
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

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

Psalm 68:5
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

Psalm 10:18
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

Exodus 22:22-24
You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Lamentations 5:3), i.e., desolate and without protectors. The word occurs only here. In John 14:18 the word there rendered "comfortless" (R.V., "desolate;" marg., "orphans") properly means "orphans." The same Greek word is rendered "fatherless" in James 1:27.
3737. orphanos -- an orphan
... fatherless, desolate. Word Origin a prim. word Definition an orphan NASB
Word Usage orphans (2). orphaned, fatherless. Of uncertain ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3737.htm - 6k
Strong's Hebrew
2475. chaloph -- a passing away, vanishing
... destruction. From chalaph; properly, surviving; by implication (collectively) orphans --
X destruction. see HEBREW chalaph. 2474, 2475. chaloph. 2476 . ...
/hebrew/2475.htm - 6k

3490. yathom -- an orphan
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition an orphan NASB Word Usage fatherless
(7), fatherless children (1), orphan (26), orphans (8). ...
/hebrew/3490.htm - 6k


Care of Widows and Orphans.
... PHILANTHROPIC SUBJECTS. 782. " Care of Widows and Orphans. 782. LM Ch.
Psalmody. Care of Widows and Orphans. 1 Thou God of hope ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/782 care of widows.htm

That the Widow and Orphans Ought to be Protected.
... Third Book. 113. That the widow and orphans ought to be protected. In Solomon:
"Be merciful to the orphans as a father, and as a ...
/.../cyprian/three books of testimonies against the jews/113 that the widow and.htm

On Helping the Poor.
... Book IV. Sec. I."On Helping the Poor. Those Who Have No Children Should
Adopt Orphans, and Treat Them as Their Own Children. I ...
/.../various/constitutions of the holy apostles/sec i on helping the poor.htm

Appendix C
... proved the acceptable will of the Lord, when exercised in heart about the enlargement
of the Orphan work, so that not only 300 but 1000 Orphans might be ...
//christianbookshelf.org/muller/answers to prayer/appendix c.htm

... CHAPTER XIII. ORPHANAGES. All over India missions have had orphans under their charge,
but from personal knowledge I can only speak of the North-West. ...
/.../life and work in benares and kumaon 1839-1877/chapter xiii orphanages.htm

Chapter Iii Precious Answers to Prayer
... CONVERSION OF THE ORPHANS. ... We have, also, had repeated seasons in which, within a
short time, or even all at once, many of the Orphans were converted. ...
/.../muller/answers to prayer/chapter iii precious answers to.htm

How Antipater is Hated of all Men; and How the King Espouses the ...
... his money every day more and more profusely, on observing that, contrary to his
expectations, the king was taking care about the orphans, and discovering at ...
/.../chapter 28 how antipater is.htm

John xiv. 15-17
... For they still sought Him and His society. To cure then this feeling, He saith,.
Ver.18. "I will not leave you orphans, I will come unto you.". ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily lxxv john xiv 15-17.htm

... In work among the young her father was an enthusiast. With a heart bigger than her
own family circle, her mother took in two orphans to foster and rear. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lowe/gods answers/introduction.htm

On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield
... On January 10, 1740, he arrived at Savannah. 13. January 29, he added three desolate
orphans to near twenty which he had in his house before. ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 53 on the death.htm

Orphans (12 Occurrences)
... In John 14:18 the word there rendered "comfortless" (RV, "desolate;" marg., "orphans")
properly means "orphans." The same Greek word is rendered "fatherless ...
/o/orphans.htm - 9k

Orphan (25 Occurrences)
... orphanos occurs twice, John 14:18 (the King James Version "comfortless," the Revised
Version (British and American) "desolate," margin "orphans") and James 1 ...
/o/orphan.htm - 15k

Comfortless (1 Occurrence)
... kum'-fert-les (orphanous, "orphans"): The Greek original is found but twice in the
New Testament; rendered "comfortless" in John 14:18, the Revised Version ...
/c/comfortless.htm - 7k

Orphan's (1 Occurrence)

/o/orphan's.htm - 6k

... Onias remonstrated in vain, pleading for the "deposits of widows and orphans."
Heliodorus persisted in the object of his mission. ...
/o/onias.htm - 10k

Poverty (25 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 5:8); excessive interest, usury (Nehemiah 5:1-5); persecution because of
the faith (2 Corinthians 6; 2 Corinthians 8). Widows and orphans by reason of ...
/p/poverty.htm - 21k

Pitieth (7 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 9:17 Therefore, over its young men the Lord rejoiceth not, And its orphans,
and its widows He pitieth not, For every one 'is' profane, and an evil doer ...
/p/pitieth.htm - 8k

Pentecost (3 Occurrences)
... offerings were to be made to the Lord (Deuteronomy 16:10), and it was to be marked
by a liberal spirit toward the Levite, the stranger, and orphans and widows ...
/p/pentecost.htm - 21k

... The Temple seems to have served the purposes of a bank in which the private deposits
of widows and orphans were kept for greater security, and in 2 Maccabees 3 ...
/h/heliodorus.htm - 8k

Rejoiceth (39 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 9:17 Therefore, over its young men the Lord rejoiceth not, And its orphans,
and its widows He pitieth not, For every one 'is' profane, and an evil doer ...
/r/rejoiceth.htm - 17k

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Orphans (12 Occurrences)

John 14:18
I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you.

James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Exodus 22:24
and Mine anger hath burned, and I have slain you by the sword, and your wives have been widows, and your sons orphans.

Job 6:27
Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend.
(See NAS)

Job 22:9
You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
(See NAS)

Job 24:3
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, and they take the widow's ox for a pledge.
(See NAS)

Psalms 94:6
They kill the widow and the alien, and murder the fatherless.
(See NAS)

Psalms 109:12
He hath none to extend kindness, Nor is there one showing favour to his orphans.

Isaiah 9:17
Therefore, over its young men the Lord rejoiceth not, And its orphans, and its widows He pitieth not, For every one 'is' profane, and an evil doer, And every mouth is speaking folly. With all this not turned back hath His anger, And still His hand is stretched out.

Isaiah 10:2
Who do wrong to the poor in their cause, and take away the right of the crushed among my people, so that they may have the property of widows, and get under their power those who have no father.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 49:11
Leave thine orphans, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

Lamentations 5:3
We are orphans and fatherless; Our mothers are as widows.



Related Terms

Orphan (25 Occurrences)

Comfortless (1 Occurrence)

Orphan's (1 Occurrence)


Poverty (25 Occurrences)

Pitieth (7 Occurrences)

Pentecost (3 Occurrences)


Rejoiceth (39 Occurrences)

Mothers (27 Occurrences)

Widows (33 Occurrences)

Slain (235 Occurrences)

Showing (41 Occurrences)

Tribulation (43 Occurrences)

Burned (587 Occurrences)

Fatherless (44 Occurrences)

Leave (341 Occurrences)

Code (6 Occurrences)


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