What does the Bible say about Orphans and the Fatherless?
Psalm 10: 17-18
You, Lord, hear the desire of the troubled; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed.
Psalm 68: 5
A Father to the fatherless, is God in his holy dwelling. He sets the lonely in families
Psalm 82: 3-4
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; stand up for the rights of the troubled and the poor. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hands of bad people.”
Psalm 146: 9
He takes care of the orphan and the widow, but he frustrates bad people along their way.
Proverbs 31: 8 (NLT)
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless and see that they get justice.
Isaiah 1: 17 (NIV)
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
Jeremiah 22: 3 (NIV)
This is what the Lord says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.
Zechariah 7: 9-10 (NIV)
This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor.
James 1: 27 (NLT)
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father, means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.