Widow
Jump to: Smith'sATSISBEWebster'sConcordanceThesaurusGreekHebrewLibrarySubtopicsTerms
Smith's Bible Dictionary
Widow

Under the Mosaic dispensation no legal provision was made for the maintenance of widows. They were left dependent partly on the affection of relations, more especially of the eldest son, whose birthright, or extra share of the property, imposed such a duty upon him, and partly on the privileges accorded to other distressed classes, such as a participation in the triennial third tithe, (14:29; 26:12) in leasing, (24:19-21) and in religious feasts. (16:11,14) With regard to the remarriage of widows, the only restriction imposed by the Mosaic law had reference to the contingency of one being left childless in which case the brother of the deceased husband had a right to marry the widow. (25:5,6; Matthew 22:23-30) In the apostolic Church the widows were sustained at the public expense, the relief being daily administered in kind, under the superintendence of officers appointed for this special purpose, (Acts 6:1-6) Particular directions are given by St.Paul as to the class of persons entitled to such public maintenance. (1 Timothy 5:3-16) Out of the body of such widows a certain number were to be enrolled, the qualifications for such enrollment being that they were not under sixty years of age; that they had been "the wife of one man," probably meaning but once married ; and that they had led useful and charitable lives. vs. (1 Timothy 5:9,10) We are not disposed to identify the widows of the Bible either with the deaconesses or with the presbutides Of the early Church. The order of widows existed as a separate institution, contemporaneously with these offices, apparently for the same eleemosynary purpose for which it was originally instituted.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Widow

A custom was prevalent in patriarchal times, Genesis 38:1-30, and was afterwards confirmed by the Mosaic law, De 25:5-10, that a widow without children, in order to preserve the family name and inheritance, should marry the brother of her deceased husband; or he failing his nearest kinsman, Ruth 3:12,13 4:1-11 Matthew 22:23-30. The high-priest was forbidden to marry a widow, Le 21:14. The humanity and justice of true religion are shown in the Bible, as might be expected, by numerous indications that God and the friends of God sympathize with the sorrows, supply the wants, and defend the rights of the widow, Exodus 22:22-24 De 16:11 24:17,19 Psalm 68:5 Isaiah 1:17 10:2 Jer 22:3 Mt 23:14.

The apostolic church was not negligent in providing for widows, Acts 6:1-3 1 Timothy 5:16; and James makes this duty an essential part of true piety, James 1:27. Heathenism, on the contrary, makes those who have been slaves to a husband's caprices during his life, either victims upon the funeral pile at his death, or forlorn and hopeless sufferers under destitution and contempt. The duties of Christian widows are specified in 1 Timothy 5:3-16.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A woman who has lost her husband by death, and has not married again; one living bereaved of a husband.

2. (a.) Widowed.

3. (v. t.) To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; -- rarely used except in the past participle.

4. (v. t.) To deprive of one who is loved; to strip of anything beloved or highly esteemed; to make desolate or bare; to bereave.

5. (v. t.) To endow with a widow's right.

6. (v. t.) To become, or survive as, the widow of.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
WIDOW

wid'-o ('almanah; chera): In the Old Testament widows are considered to be under the special care of Yahweh (Psalm 68:5; Psalm 146:9 Proverbs 15:25). Sympathetic regard for them comes to be viewed as a mark of true religion (Job 31:16 James 1:27). Deuteronomy is rich in counsel in their behalf (24:17, etc.).

The word is first mentioned in the New Testament in Acts 6:1: "There arose a murmuring of the Grecian Jews against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration." Paul charges that they be particularly cared for, especially those that are "widows indeed," i.e. poor, without support and old (1 Timothy 5:2-16). Some try to find proof in this passage of that ecclesiastical order of widows mentioned in post-apostolic writings.

See LITERATURE, SUB-APOSTOLIC; WOMAN, IV, 5.

George B. Eager

Greek
5503. chera -- a widow
... chera. 5504 . a widow. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: chera Phonetic
Spelling: (khay'-rah) Short Definition: a widow Definition: a widow. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/5503.htm - 6k
Strong's Hebrew
490. almanah -- a widow
... 489, 490. almanah. 491 . a widow. Transliteration: almanah Phonetic Spelling:
(al-maw-naw') Short Definition: widow. Word Origin fem. ...
/hebrew/490.htm - 6k

489. almon -- widow- hood
... 488, 489. almon. 490 . widow- hood. Transliteration: almon Phonetic Spelling:
(al-mone') Short Definition: widowhood. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/489.htm - 6k

491. almanuth -- widowhood
... 490, 491. almanuth. 492 . widowhood. Transliteration: almanuth Phonetic Spelling:
(al-maw-nooth') Short Definition: widow's. Word Origin fem. ... widow, widowhood ...
/hebrew/491.htm - 6k

802. ishshah -- woman, wife, female
... 1), female (3), girls* (1), harem* (5), harlot's* (2), harlot* (3), marriage (9),
married (3), married* (6), marry* (3), none* (1), one (8), widow (7), wife ...
/hebrew/802.htm - 6k

2992. yabam -- to perform the duty of a husband's brother
... A primitive root of doubtful meaning; used only as a denominative from yabam; to
marry a (deceased) brother's widow -- perform the duty of a husband's brother ...
/hebrew/2992.htm - 6k

1350. gaal -- to redeem, act as kinsman
... to redeem (according to the Oriental law of kinship), ie To be the next of kin
(and as such to buy back a relative's property, marry his widow, etc.) -- X in ...
/hebrew/1350.htm - 6k

Library

The Widow of Nain.
... THE WIDOW OF NAIN. THE WIDOW OF NAIN. 10,10,8,8. ... Oh! sweetest words that Jesus could
have sought,. To soothe the mourning widow's heart, "Weep not!". ...
/.../borthwick/hymns from the land of luther/the widow of nain.htm

The Importunate Widow.
... XXVIII. THE IMPORTUNATE WIDOW. "And he spake a parable unto them to this
end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint: saying ...
/.../arnot/the parables of our lord/xxviii the importunate widow.htm

Letter to a Young Widow.
... letter to a young widow. 1. That you have sustained a severe blow, and
that the weapon directed from above has been planted in a ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/chrysostom/on the priesthood/letter to a young widow.htm

Letter ccxcvi. To a Widow.
... PNEUMATOCh BIBLION. Letter CCXCVI. To a widow. [A short letter in which Basil
excuses himself for making use of the widow's mules.]. ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter ccxcvi to a widow.htm

Letter clxxiv. To a Widow.
... TOU AGIOU BAChILEIOU PERI TOU PNEUMATOCh BIBLION. Letter CLXXIV. To a Widow.
I have been most wishful to write constantly to your ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter clxxiv to a widow.htm

Letter x. To a Widow.
... TOU AGIOU BAChILEIOU PERI TOU PNEUMATOCh BIBLION. Letter X. To a widow.
The art of snaring pigeons is as follows. When the men who ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter x to a widow.htm

Letter ccxcvii. To a Widow.
... TOU AGIOU BAChILEIOU PERI TOU PNEUMATOCh BIBLION. Letter CCXCVII.
To a widow. [A short letter of introduction.]. ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter ccxcvii to a widow.htm

Letter cclxxxiii. To a Widow.
... Letter CCLXXXIII. To a widow. I hope to find a suitable day for the conference,
after those which I intend to fix for the hill-country. ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter cclxxxiii to a widow.htm

Introduction to the Letter to a Young Widow.
... INTRODUCTION TO THE LETTER TO A YOUNG WIDOW. The date of the following letter
can be determined within very narrow limits. It contains ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/introduction to the letter to.htm

"The Widow Woman was There. " I Kings xvii. 10
... XXXVII. "THE WIDOW WOMAN WAS THERE." I KINGS xvii. 10. Of course she was. All God's
trains meet at the junction. They don't have to wait for one another. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/champness/broken bread/xxxvii the widow woman was.htm

Thesaurus
Widow (71 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; -- rarely
used except in the past participle. ... 5. (vt) To endow with a widow's right. ...
/w/widow.htm - 31k

Widow's (7 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Widow's (7 Occurrences). Genesis 38:19 Then she got up
and went away and took off her veil and put on her widow's clothing. ...
/w/widow's.htm - 8k

Widow-hood (1 Occurrence)
Widow-hood. Widowhood, Widow-hood. Widows . Multi-Version Concordance
Widow-hood (1 Occurrence). Isaiah 47:9 but these ...
/w/widow-hood.htm - 6k

Orphan (25 Occurrences)
... parents. The Scriptures devote considerable attention to the widow and
orphan, and the idea is that the child is fatherless. It ...
/o/orphan.htm - 15k

Zarephath (4 Occurrences)
... Here Elijah sojourned with a poor widow during the "great famine," when the "heaven
was shut up three years and six months" (Luke 4:26; 1 Kings 17:10). ...
/z/zarephath.htm - 11k

Divorced (10 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 21:14 A widow, or one divorced, or a woman who has been defiled, or a
prostitute, these he shall not marry: but a virgin of his own people shall he ...
/d/divorced.htm - 9k

Fatherless (44 Occurrences)
... fa'-ther-les (yathom; orphanos): The fatherless are frequently mentioned in the
Old Testament, generally in association with the widow and the stranger, as ...
/f/fatherless.htm - 24k

Widows (33 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 14:29 And the Levite, because he hath no portion nor inheritance with
thee, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within ...
/w/widows.htm - 17k

Widowhood (5 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The state of being a widow; the time during which a woman is widow; also,
rarely, the state of being a widower. 2. (n.) Estate settled on a widow. ...
/w/widowhood.htm - 8k

Defend (38 Occurrences)
... See NIV). Luke 18:3 A widow was in that city, and she often came to him,
saying,'Defend me from my adversary!' (WEB). Luke 18:5 yet ...
/d/defend.htm - 17k

Concordance
Widow (71 Occurrences)

Matthew 1:6
Jesse of David--the King. David (by Uriah's widow)
(WEY)

Matthew 22:24
"Teacher," they said, "Moses enjoined, 'If a man die childless, his brother shall marry his widow, and raise up a family for him.'
(WEY RSV NIV)

Mark 12:19
"Rabbi," they said, "Moses made it a law for us: 'If a man's brother should die and leave a wife, but no child, the man shall marry the widow and raise up a family for his brother.'
(WEY NIV)

Mark 12:21
The second took her, and died, leaving no children behind him. The third likewise;
(See NIV)

Mark 12:42
A poor widow came, and she cast in two small brass coins, which equal a quadrans coin.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 12:43
He called his disciples to himself, and said to them, "Most certainly I tell you, this poor widow gave more than all those who are giving into the treasury,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 2:37
and she had been a widow for about eighty-four years), who didn't depart from the temple, worshipping with fastings and petitions night and day.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 4:25
But truly I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 4:26
Elijah was sent to none of them, except to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 7:12
Now when he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, one who was dead was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. Many people of the city were with her.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 18:3
A widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying,'Defend me from my adversary!'
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 18:5
yet because this widow bothers me, I will defend her, or else she will wear me out by her continual coming.'"
(WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 20:28
"Rabbi, Moses made it a law for us that if a man's brother should die, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up a family for his brother.
(WEY NIV)

Luke 21:2
He saw a certain poor widow casting in two small brass coins.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 21:3
He said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow put in more than all of them,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 9:39
Peter got up and went with them. When he had come, they brought him into the upper chamber. All the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 5:4
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety towards their own family, and to repay their parents, for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 5:5
Now she who is a widow indeed, and desolate, has her hope set on God, and continues in petitions and prayers night and day.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 5:6
but a pleasure-loving widow is dead even while still alive.
(WEY NIV)

1 Timothy 5:9
Let no one be enrolled as a widow under sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 18:7
However much she glorified herself, and grew wanton, so much give her of torment and mourning. For she says in her heart,'I sit a queen, and am no widow, and will in no way see mourning.'
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 38:11
Then Judah said to Tamar, his daughter-in-law, "Remain a widow in your father's house, until Shelah, my son, is grown up;" for he said, "Lest he also die, like his brothers." Tamar went and lived in her father's house.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 22:22
"You shall not take advantage of any widow or fatherless child.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 21:14
A widow, or one divorced, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he shall not marry: but a virgin of his own people shall he take as a wife.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 22:13
But if a priest's daughter is a widow, or divorced, and has no child, and has returned to her father's house, as in her youth, she may eat of her father's bread: but no stranger shall eat any of it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 30:9
"But the vow of a widow, or of her who is divorced, even everything with which she has bound her soul, shall stand against her.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 10:18
He does execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the foreigner, in giving him food and clothing.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 14:29
and the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the foreigner living among you, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 16:11
and you shall rejoice before Yahweh your God, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your gates, and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in the midst of you, in the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 16:14
and you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite, and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your gates.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 24:17
You shall not wrest the justice due to the foreigner, or to the fatherless, nor take the widow's clothing to pledge;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 24:19
When you reap your harvest in your field, and have forgot a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to get it: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow; that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 24:20
When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 24:21
When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it after yourselves: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 25:5
If brothers dwell together, and one of them die, and have no son, the wife of the dead shall not be married outside to a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in to her, and take her to him as wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her.
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 25:9
then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say, "So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother's house."
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 26:12
When you have made an end of tithing all the tithe of your increase in the third year, which is the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the foreigner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, that they may eat within your gates, and be filled.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 26:13
You shall say before Yahweh your God, "I have put away the holy things out of my house, and also have given them to the Levite, and to the foreigner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all your commandment which you have commanded me: I have not transgressed any of your commandments, neither have I forgotten them:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 27:19
'Cursed is he who wrests the justice due to the foreigner, fatherless, and widow.' All the people shall say,'Amen.'
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ruth 4:5
Then Boaz said, "On the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must buy it also from Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead on his inheritance."
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Ruth 4:10
Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, I have purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead on his inheritance, that the name of the dead not be cut off from among his brothers, and from the gate of his place. You are witnesses this day."
(See NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 27:3
David lived with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, even David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal's wife.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 30:5
David's two wives were taken captive, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 2:2
So David went up there, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 3:3
and his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;
(See NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 14:5
The king said to her, "What ails you?" She answered, "Truly I am a widow, and my husband is dead.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 7:14
He was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass; and he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill, to work all works in brass. He came to king Solomon, and performed all his work.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 11:26
Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, he also lifted up his hand against the king.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 17:9
"Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to sustain you."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 17:10
So he arose and went to Zarephath; and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks: and he called to her, and said, "Please get me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 17:20
He cried to Yahweh, and said, "Yahweh my God, have you also brought evil on the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 24:3
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, and they take the widow's ox for a pledge.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 24:21
He devours the barren who don't bear. He shows no kindness to the widow.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 29:13
the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 31:16
"If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 31:18
(For from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, and I have guided the widow from my mother's womb;)
(DBY NIV)

Psalms 94:6
They kill the widow and the alien, and murder the fatherless.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 109:9
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 146:9
Yahweh preserves the foreigners. He upholds the fatherless and widow, but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 15:25
Yahweh will uproot the house of the proud, but he will keep the widow's borders intact.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 23:10
Do not let the landmark of the widow be moved, and do not go into the fields of those who have no father;
(BBE)

Isaiah 1:17
Learn to do well. Seek justice. Relieve the oppressed. Judge the fatherless. Plead for the widow."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 1:23
Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They don't judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 47:8
"Now therefore hear this, you who are given to pleasures, who sit securely, who say in your heart, I am, and there is none else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 7:6
if you don't oppress the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, and don't shed innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your own hurt:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 22:3
Thus says Yahweh: Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the foreigner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Lamentations 1:1
How the city sits solitary, that was full of people! She has become as a widow, who was great among the nations! She who was a princess among the provinces is become tributary!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 22:7
In you have they set light by father and mother; in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the foreigner; in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 44:22
Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her who is put away; but they shall take virgins of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Zechariah 7:10
Don't oppress the widow, nor the fatherless, the foreigner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.'
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Malachi 3:5
I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and don't fear me," says Yahweh of Armies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Widow

Widow: Anna

Widow: Marriage of, Authorized

Widow: Naomi

Widow: Priests Forbidden to Marry

Widow: Ruth

Widow: The Widow of Nain, Whose Only Son Jesus Raised from the Dead

Widow: The Widow of Zarephath, Who Sustained Elijah During a Famine

Widow: The Woman Who Gave Two Mites (Leptas) in the Temple Courtyard

Widow: The Woman Whose Sons Elisha Saved from Being Sold for Debt

Widow: Unclassified Scriptures Relating To

Widow: Vows of, Binding

Widow: when They are Daughters of Priests, They are to be Supported by Their Fathers

Related Terms

Widow's (7 Occurrences)

Widow-hood (1 Occurrence)

Orphan (25 Occurrences)

Zarephath (4 Occurrences)

Divorced (10 Occurrences)

Fatherless (44 Occurrences)

Widows (33 Occurrences)

Widowhood (5 Occurrences)

Defend (38 Occurrences)

Zar'ephath (4 Occurrences)

Debtor (7 Occurrences)

Brother's (46 Occurrences)

Levite (43 Occurrences)

Marry (48 Occurrences)

Dropped (52 Occurrences)

Virgins (33 Occurrences)

Foreigner (99 Occurrences)

Descent (22 Occurrences)

Judith (1 Occurrence)

Alien (102 Occurrences)

Debt (48 Occurrences)

Poor (276 Occurrences)

Stock (16 Occurrences)

Aliens (53 Occurrences)

Gates (156 Occurrences)

Oppress (57 Occurrences)

Sojourner (81 Occurrences)

Strange (234 Occurrences)

Vindicate (18 Occurrences)

Nain (1 Occurrence)

Orphans (12 Occurrences)

Legal (13 Occurrences)

Widowed (5 Occurrences)

Forgotten (69 Occurrences)

Farthings (3 Occurrences)

Farthing (5 Occurrences)

Desolate (189 Occurrences)

Manservant (14 Occurrences)

Man-servant (18 Occurrences)

Maidservants (28 Occurrences)

Mites (2 Occurrences)

Menservants (19 Occurrences)

Petitions (24 Occurrences)

Protection (19 Occurrences)

Casting (54 Occurrences)

Childless (25 Occurrences)

Cuttest (5 Occurrences)

Avenge (27 Occurrences)

Anna (1 Occurrence)

Slavery (31 Occurrences)

Shows (42 Occurrences)

Supplications (32 Occurrences)

Sarepta (1 Occurrence)

Wanton (20 Occurrences)

Justice (212 Occurrences)

Brethren (528 Occurrences)

Oppressor (28 Occurrences)

Martha (12 Occurrences)

Copper (55 Occurrences)

Slave (148 Occurrences)

Putting (278 Occurrences)

Herself (121 Occurrences)

Coins (13 Occurrences)

Uprightly (32 Occurrences)

Maid-servant (49 Occurrences)

Plea (35 Occurrences)

Pledge (55 Occurrences)

Guest (24 Occurrences)

Thrown (126 Occurrences)

Stranger (152 Occurrences)

Satisfied (110 Occurrences)

Rejoiced (83 Occurrences)

Lord (59401 Occurrences)

Maidservant (73 Occurrences)

Jeroboam (96 Occurrences)

Weary (77 Occurrences)

Maidens (40 Occurrences)

Wife (437 Occurrences)

Pharisees (86 Occurrences)

Links
Bible ConcordanceBible DictionaryBible EncyclopediaTopical BibleBible Thesuarus


Wide-stretching
Top of Page
Top of Page