Bible verses about "widows" | Geneva

Ruth 1:1-22

1 In the time that the Iudges ruled, there was a dearth in the lande, and a man of Beth-lehem Iudah went for to soiourne in the countrey of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sonnes. 2 And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife, Naomi: and the names of his two sonnes, Mahlon, and Chilion, Ephrathites of Beth-lehem Iudah: and when they came into the land of Moab, they continued there. 3 Then Elimelech the husband of Naomi died, and she remayned with her two sonnes, 4 Which tooke them wiues of the Moabites: the ones name was Orpah, and the name of ye other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten yeeres. 5 And Mahlon and Chilion dyed also both twaine: so the woman was left destitute of her two sonnes, and of her husband. 6 Then she arose with her daughters in law, and returned from the countrey of Moab: for she had heard say in the countrey of Moab, that the Lord had visited his people, and giuen them bread. 7 Wherefore shee departed out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her, and they went on their way to returne vnto the land of Iudah. 8 Then Naomi saide vnto her two daughters in lawe, Goe, returne eche of you vnto her owne mothers house: the Lord shew fauour vnto you, as ye haue done with the dead, and with me. 9 The Lord graunt you, that you may finde rest, either of you in the house of her husband. And when she kissed them, they lift vp their voice and wept. 10 And they saide vnto her, Surely we will returne with thee vnto thy people. 11 But Naomi saide, Turne againe, my daughters: for what cause will you go with me? are there any more sonnes in my wombe, that they may bee your husbands? 12 Turne againe, my daughters: go your way: for I am too olde to haue an husband. If I should say, I haue hope, and if I had an husband this night: yea, if I had borne sonnes, 13 Would yee tarie for them, till they were of age? would ye be deferred for them from taking of husbands? nay my daughters: for it grieueth me much for your sakes that the hand of the Lord is gone out against me. 14 Then they lift vp their voyce and wept againe, and Orpah kissed her mother in lawe, but Ruth abode still with her. 15 And Naomi said, Beholde, thy sister in law is gone backe vnto her people and vnto her gods: returne thou after thy sister in lawe. 16 And Ruth answered, Intreate mee not to leaue thee, nor to depart from thee: for whither thou goest, I will goe: and where thou dwellest, I will dwell: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. 17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried. the Lord do so to me and more also, if ought but death depart thee and me. 18 Whe she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, she left speaking vnto her. 19 So they went both vntill they came to Beth-lehem: and when they were come to Beth-lehem, it was noysed of them through all the citie, and they said, Is not this Naomi? 20 And she answered them, Call me not Naomi, but call me Mara: for the Almightie hath giuen me much bitternes. 21 I went out full, and the Lord hath caused me to returne emptie: why call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord hath humbled me, and the Almightie hath brought me vnto aduersitie? 22 So Naomi returned and Ruth the Moabitesse her daughter in law with her, when she came out of the countrey of Moab: and they came to Beth-lehem in the beginning of barly haruest.

Job 22:9

9 Thou hast cast out widowes emptie, and the armes of the fatherles were broken.

Job 29:13

13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish, came vpon me, and I caused the widowes heart to reioyce.

Isaiah 1:17

17 Learne to doe well: seeke iudgement, relieue the oppressed: iudge the fatherlesse and defend the widowe.

Isaiah 10:2

2 To keepe backe ye poore from iudgement, and to take away the iudgement of the poore of my people, that widowes may be their pray, and that they may spoyle the fatherlesse.

Jeremiah 49:11

11 Leaue thy fathers children, and I will preserue them aliue, and let thy widowes trust in me.

Luke 2:37

37 And she was widowe about foure score and foure yeeres, and went not out of the Temple, but serued God with fastings and prayers, night and day.

Mark 12:41-44

41 And as Iesus sate ouer against the treasurie, he beheld how the people cast money into the treasurie, and many rich men cast in much. 42 And there came a certaine poore widowe, and she threw in two mites, which make a quadrin. 43 Then he called vnto him his disciples, and said vnto them, Verely I say vnto you, that this poore widowe hath cast more in, then all they which haue cast into the treasurie. 44 For they all did cast in of their superfluitie: but she of her pouertie did cast in all that she had, euen all her liuing.

Luke 2:36

36 And there was a Prophetesse, one Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser, which was of a great age, after she had liued with an husband seuen yeeres from her virginitie:

1 Corinthians 7:39

39 The wife is bounde by the Lawe, as long as her husband liueth: but if her husband bee dead, shee is at libertie to marie with whome she will, onely in the Lord.

Romans 7:3

3 So then, if while the man liueth, she taketh another man, she shalbe called an adulteresse: but if the man be dead, she is free from the Law, so that shee is not an adulteresse, though shee take another man.

1 Corinthians 7:9

9 But if they cannot abstaine, let them marrie: for it is better to marrie then to burne.

James 1:27

27 Pure religion and vndefiled before God, euen the Father, is this, to visite the fatherlesse, and widdowes in their aduersitie, and to keepe himselfe vnspotted of the world.

Proverbs 15:25

25 The Lord will destroye the house of the proude men: but hee will stablish the borders of the widowe.

Zechariah 7:10

10 And oppresse not the widowe, nor the fatherles, the stranger nor the poore, and let none of you imagine euil against his brother in your heart. 11 And it came to passe the day after, that he went into a citie called Nain, and many of his disciples went with him, and a great multitude. 12 Nowe when hee came neere to the gate of the citie, behold, there was a dead man caried out, who was the onely begotten sonne of his mother, which was a widowe, and much people of the citie was with her. 13 And when the Lord sawe her, he had compassion on her, and said vnto her, Weepe not. 14 And he went and touched the coffin (and they that bare him, stoode still) and he said, Yong man, I say vnto thee, Arise. 15 And he that was dead, sate vp, and began to speake, and he deliuered him to his mother.

Psalms 146:9

9 The Lord keepeth the strangers: he relieueth the fatherlesse and widowe: but he ouerthroweth the way of the wicked.

Luke 20:47

47 Which deuoure widowes houses, and in shewe make long prayers: These shall receiue greater damnation.

1 Timothy 5:8

8 If there bee any that prouideth not for his owne, and namely for them of his housholde, hee denieth the faith, and is worse then an infidell.

1 Timothy 5:16

16 If any faithfull man, or faithfull woman haue widowes, let them minister vnto them, and let not the Church bee charged, that there may bee sufficient for them that are widowes in deede.

1 Timothy 5:3-6

3 Honour widowes, which are widowes in deede. 4 But if any widowe haue children or nephewes, let them learne first to shewe godlinesse towarde their owne house, and to recompense their kinred: for that is an honest thing and acceptable before God. 5 And shee that is a widowe in deede and left alone, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and praiers night and day. 6 But shee that liueth in pleasure, is dead, while shee liueth.

Psalms 68:5

5 He is a Father of the fatherlesse, and a Iudge of the widowes, euen God in his holy habitation.

Exodus 22:22-24

22 Ye shall not trouble any widowe, nor fatherlesse childe. 23 If thou vexe or trouble such, and so he call and cry vnto me, I will surely heare his cry. 24 Then shall my wrath be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wiues shall be widowes, and your children fatherlesse.

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