Widow(s) mentioned in the Old Testament (KJV)


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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of “Widow” .

Genesis 38:11   Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law,
Remain a widow at thy father’s house,
till Shelah my son be grown:
for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did.
And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.

Genesis 38:14   And she put her widow’s garments off from her,
and covered her with a vail,
and wrapped herself,
and sat in an open place,
which is by the way to Timnath;
for she saw that Shelah was grown,
and she was not given unto him to wife.

Genesis 38:19   And she arose,
and went away,
and laid by her vail from her,
and put on the garments of her widowhood.

Exodus 22:22   Ye shall not afflict any widow,
or fatherless child.

Exodus 22:24   And my wrath shall wax hot,
and I will kill you with the sword;
and your wives shall be widows,
and your children fatherless.

Leviticus 21:14   A widow,
or a divorced woman,
or profane,
or an harlot, these shall he not take:
but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.

Leviticus 22:13   But if the priest’s daughter be a widow,
or divorced,
and have no child,
and is returned unto her father’s house,
as in her youth,
she shall eat of her father’s meat:
but there shall no stranger eat thereof.

Numbers 30:9   But every vow of a widow,
and of her that is divorced,
wherewith they have bound their souls,
shall stand against her.

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

Deuteronomy 14:29   And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,)
and the stranger,
and the fatherless,
and the widow,
which are within thy gates, shall come,
and shall eat and be satisfied;
that the LORD thy God may bless thee
in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.

Deuteronomy 16:11   And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God,
thou, and thy son,
and thy daughter,
and thy manservant,
and thy maidservant,
and the Levite that is within thy gates,
and the stranger,
and the fatherless,
and the widow,
that are among you, in the place
which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there.

Deuteronomy 16:14   And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast,
thou, and thy son,
and thy daughter,
and thy manservant,
and thy maidservant,
and the Levite,
the stranger,
and the fatherless,
and the widow, that are within thy gates.

Deuteronomy 24:17   Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger,
nor of the fatherless;
nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:

Deuteronomy 24:19   When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field,
and hast forgot a sheaf in the field,
thou shalt not go again to fetch it:
it shall be for the stranger,
for the fatherless,
and for the widow:
that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.

Deuteronomy 24:20   When thou beatest thine olive tree,
thou shalt not go over the boughs again:
it shall be for the stranger,
for the fatherless,
and for the widow.

Deuteronomy 24:21   When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard,
thou shalt not glean it afterward:
it shall be for the stranger,
for the fatherless,
and for the widow.

Deuteronomy 26:12   When thou hast made an end of tithing
all the tithes of thine increase the third year,
which is the year of tithing,
and hast given it unto the Levite,
the stranger,
the fatherless,
and the widow,
that they may eat within thy gates,
and be filled;

Deuteronomy 26:13   Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God,
I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine house,
and also have given them unto the Levite,
and unto the stranger,
to the fatherless,
and to the widow,
according to all thy commandments
which thou hast commanded me:
I have not transgressed thy commandments,
neither have I forgotten them:

Deuteronomy 27:19   Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger,
and widow.
And all the people shall say, Amen.

2 Samuel 14:5   And the king said unto her,
What aileth thee?
And she answered,
I am indeed a widow woman,
and mine husband is dead.

2 Samuel 20:3   And David came to his house at Jerusalem;
and the king took the ten women his concubines,
whom he had left to keep the house,
and put them in ward,
and fed them, but went not in unto them.
So they were shut up unto the day of their death,
living in widowhood.

1 Kings 7:14   He was a widow’s son 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 cunning to work all works in brass.
And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.

1 Kings 11:26   And Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
an Ephrathite of Zereda,
Solomon’s servant, whose mother’s name was Zeruah,
a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king.

1 Kings 17:9   Arise, get thee to Zarephath,
which belongeth to Zidon,
and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman
there to sustain thee.

1 Kings 17:10   So he arose and went to Zarephath.
And when he came to the gate of the city,
behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks:
and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee,
a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

1 Kings 17:20   And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God,
hast thou also brought evil upon the widow
with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?

Job 22:9   Thou hast sent widows away empty,
and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

Job 24:3   They drive away the ass of the fatherless,
they take the widow’s ox for a pledge.

Job 24:21   He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not:
and doeth not good to the widow.

Job 27:15   Those that remain of him shall be buried in death:
and his widows shall not weep.

Job 29:13   The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me:
and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.

Job 31:16   If I have withheld the poor from their desire,
or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

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

Psalms 78:64   Their priests fell by the sword;
and their widows made no lamentation.

Psalms 94:6   They slay the widow and the stranger,
and murder the fatherless.

Psalms 109:9   Let his children be fatherless,
and his wife a widow.

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

Proverbs 15:25   The LORD will destroy the house of the proud:
but he will establish the border of the widow.

Isaiah 1:17   Learn to do well;
seek judgment,
relieve the oppressed,
judge the fatherless,
plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:23   Thy princes are rebellious,
and companions of thieves:
every one loveth gifts,
and followeth after rewards:
they judge not the fatherless,
neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

Isaiah 9:17   Therefore the LORD shall have no joy in their young men,
neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows:
for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer,
and every mouth speaketh folly.
For all this his anger is not turned away,
but his hand is stretched out still.

Isaiah 10:2   To turn aside the needy from judgment,
and to take away the right from the poor of my people,
that widows may be their prey,
and that they may rob the fatherless!

Isaiah 47:8   Therefore hear now this,
thou that art given to pleasures,
that dwellest carelessly,
that sayest in thine heart, I am,
and none else beside me;
I shall not sit as a widow,
neither shall I know the loss of children:

Isaiah 47:9   But these two things shall come to thee
in a moment in one day,
the loss of children,
and widowhood:
they shall come upon thee in their perfection
for the multitude of thy sorceries,
and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Isaiah 54:4   Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed:
neither be thou confounded;
for thou shalt not be put to shame:
for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth,
and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

Jeremiah 7:6   If ye oppress not the stranger,
the fatherless,
and the widow,
and shed not innocent blood in this place,
neither walk after other gods to your hurt:

Jeremiah 15:8   Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas:
I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a spoiler at noonday:
I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly,
and terrors upon the city.

Jeremiah 18:21   Therefore deliver up their children to the famine,
and pour out their blood by the force of the sword;
and let their wives be bereaved of their children,
and be widows;
and let their men be put to death;
let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.

Jeremiah 22:3   Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness,
and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor:
and do no wrong,
do no violence to the stranger,
the fatherless,
nor the widow,
neither shed innocent blood in this place.

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

Lamentations 1:1   How doth the city sit solitary,
that was full of people!
how is she become as a widow!
she that was great among the nations,
and princess among the provinces,
how is she become tributary!

Lamentations 5:3   We are orphans and fatherless,
our mothers are as widows.

Ezekiel 22:7   In thee have they set light by father and mother:
in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger:
in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.

Ezekiel 22:25   There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof,
like a roaring lion ravening the prey;
they have devoured souls;
they have taken the treasure and precious things;
they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.

Ezekiel 44:22   Neither shall they take for their wives a widow,
nor her that is put away:
but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel,
or a widow that had a priest before.

Zechariah 7:10   And oppress not the widow,
nor the fatherless,
the stranger,
nor the poor;
and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Malachi 3:5   And I will come near to you to judgment;
and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers,
and against the adulterers,
and against false swearers,
and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages,
the widow,
and the fatherless,
and that turn aside the stranger from his right,
and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

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About David Mathi Raj
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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