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Genesis 38:11 NKJV
Then Judah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, “Remain a widow in your father’s house till my son Shelah is grown.” For he said, “Lest he also die like his brothers.” And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.
Genesis 38:14 NKJV
So she took off her widow’s garments, covered herself with a veil and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place which was on the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given to him as a wife.
Exodus 22:22 NKJV
“You shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
Exodus 22:24 NKJV
and My wrath will become hot, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
Leviticus 21:14 NKJV
A widow or a divorced woman or a defiled woman or a harlot—these he shall not marry; but he shall take a virgin of his own people as wife.
Leviticus 22:13 NKJV
But if the 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 her father’s food; but no outsider shall eat it.
Numbers 30:9 NKJV
“Also any vow of a widow or a divorced woman, by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her.
Deuteronomy 10:18 NKJV
He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing.
Deuteronomy 14:29 NKJV
And the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates, may come and eat and be satisfied, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
Deuteronomy 16:11 NKJV
You shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite who is within your gates, the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are among you, at the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide.
Deuteronomy 16:14 NKJV
And you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant and the Levite, the stranger and the fatherless and the widow, who are within your gates.
Deuteronomy 24:17 NKJV
“You shall not pervert justice due the stranger or the fatherless, nor take a widow’s garment as a pledge.
Deuteronomy 24:19 NKJV
“When you reap your harvest in your field, and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
Deuteronomy 24:20 NKJV
When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow.
Deuteronomy 24:21 NKJV
When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow.
Deuteronomy 25:5 NKJV
“If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not be married to a stranger outside the family; her husband’s brother shall go in to her, take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her.
Deuteronomy 26:12 NKJV
“When you have finished laying aside all the tithe of your increase in the third year—the year of tithing—and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your gates and be filled,
Deuteronomy 26:13 NKJV
then you shall say before the Lord your God: ‘I have removed the holy tithe from my house, and also have given them to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not transgressed Your commandments, nor have I forgotten them.
Deuteronomy 27:19 NKJV
‘Cursed is the one who perverts the justice due the stranger, the fatherless, and widow.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’
Ruth 4:10 NKJV
Moreover, Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, I have acquired as my wife, to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance, that the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from his position at the gate. You are witnesses this day.”
1 Samuel 27:3 NKJV
So David dwelt with Achish at Gath, he and his men, each man with his household, and David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal’s widow.
1 Samuel 30:5 NKJV
And David’s two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive.
2 Samuel 2:2 NKJV
So David went up there, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite.
2 Samuel 3:3 NKJV
his second, Chileab, by Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite; the third, Absalom the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur;
2 Samuel 14:5 NKJV
Then the king said to her, “What troubles you?” And she answered, “Indeed I am a widow, my husband is dead.
1 Kings 7:14 NKJV
He was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a bronze worker; he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill in working with all kinds of bronze work. So he came to King Solomon and did all his work.
1 Kings 11:26 NKJV
Then Solomon’s servant, Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite from Zereda, whose mother’s name was Zeruah, a widow, also rebelled against the king.
1 Kings 17:9 NKJV
“Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.”
1 Kings 17:10 NKJV
So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.”
1 Kings 17:20 NKJV
Then he cried out to the Lord and said, “O Lord my God, have You also brought tragedy on the widow with whom I lodge, by killing her son?”
Job 22:9 NKJV
You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of the fatherless was crushed.
Job 24:3 NKJV
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless; They take the widow’s ox as a pledge.
Job 24:21 NKJV
For he preys on the barren who do not bear, And does no good for the widow.
Job 27:15 NKJV
Those who survive him shall be buried in death, And their widows shall not weep,
Job 29:13 NKJV
The blessing of a perishing man came upon me, And I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.
Job 31:16 NKJV
“If I have kept the poor from their desire, Or caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
Job 31:18 NKJV
(But from my youth I reared him as a father, And from my mother’s womb I guided the widow);
Psalm 68:5 NKJV
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.
Psalm 78:64 NKJV
Their priests fell by the sword, And their widows made no lamentation.
Psalm 94:6 NKJV
They slay the widow and the stranger, And murder the fatherless.
Psalm 109:9 NKJV
Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.
Psalm 146:9 NKJV
The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
Proverbs 15:25 NKJV
The Lord will destroy the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.
Isaiah 1:17 NKJV
Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.
Isaiah 1:23 NKJV
Your princes are rebellious, And companions of thieves; Everyone loves bribes, And follows after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, Nor does the cause of the widow come before them.
Isaiah 9:17 NKJV
Therefore the Lord will have no joy in their young men, Nor have mercy on their fatherless and widows; For everyone is a hypocrite and an evildoer, And every mouth speaks folly. For all this His anger is not turned away, But His hand is stretched out still.
Isaiah 10:2 NKJV
To rob the needy of justice, And to take what is right from the poor of My people, That widows may be their prey, And that they may rob the fatherless.
Isaiah 47:8 NKJV
“Therefore hear this now, you who are given to pleasures, Who dwell securely, Who say in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, Nor shall I know the loss of children’;
Jeremiah 7:6 NKJV
if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, or walk after other gods to your hurt,
Jeremiah 15:8 NKJV
Their widows will be increased to Me more than the sand of the seas; I will bring against them, Against the mother of the young men, A plunderer at noonday; I will cause anguish and terror to fall on them suddenly.
Jeremiah 18:21 NKJV
Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, And pour out their blood By the force of the sword; Let their wives become widows And bereaved of their children. Let their men be put to death, Their young men be slain By the sword in battle.
Jeremiah 22:3 NKJV
Thus says the Lord: “Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.
Jeremiah 49:11 NKJV
Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; And let your widows trust in Me.”
Lamentations 1:1 NKJV
How lonely sits the city That was full of people! How like a widow is she, Who was great among the nations! The princess among the provinces Has become a slave!
Lamentations 5:3 NKJV
We have become orphans and waifs, Our mothers are like widows.
Ezekiel 22:7 NKJV
In you they have made light of father and mother; in your midst they have oppressed the stranger; in you they have mistreated the fatherless and the widow.
Ezekiel 22:25 NKJV
The conspiracy of her prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured people; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst.
Ezekiel 44:22 NKJV
They shall not take as wife a widow or a divorced woman, but take virgins of the descendants of the house of Israel, or widows of priests.
Zechariah 7:10 NKJV
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart Against his brother.’
Malachi 3:5 NKJV
And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien— Because they do not fear Me,” Says the Lord of hosts.
Matthew 23:14 NKJV
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.
Mark 12:40 NKJV
who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”
Mark 12:42 NKJV
Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.
Mark 12:43 NKJV
So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury;
Luke 2:37 NKJV
and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
Luke 4:25 NKJV
But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land;
Luke 4:26 NKJV
but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
Luke 7:12 NKJV
And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her.
Luke 18:3 NKJV
Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’
Luke 18:5 NKJV
yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ”
Luke 20:47 NKJV
who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”
Luke 21:2 NKJV
and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.
Luke 21:3 NKJV
So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all;
Acts 6:1 NKJV
Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.
Acts 9:39 NKJV
Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them.
Acts 9:41 NKJV
Then he gave her his hand and lifted her up; and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive.
1 Corinthians 7:8 NKJV
But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am;
1 Timothy 5:3 NKJV
Honor widows who are really widows.
1 Timothy 5:4 NKJV
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God.
1 Timothy 5:5 NKJV
Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.
1 Timothy 5:9 NKJV
Do not let a widow under sixty years old be taken into the number, and not unless she has been the wife of one man,
1 Timothy 5:11 NKJV
But refuse the younger widows; for when they have begun to grow wanton against Christ, they desire to marry,
1 Timothy 5:14 NKJV
Therefore I desire that the younger widows marry, bear children, manage the house, give no opportunity to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
1 Timothy 5:16 NKJV
If any believing man or woman has widows, let them relieve them, and do not let the church be burdened, that it may relieve those who are really widows.
James 1:27 NKJV
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
Revelation 18:7 NKJV
In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’
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