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Widows


1. Character of true. Lu 2:37; 1Ti 5:5,10.

2. God

a. Surely hears the cry of. Ex 22:23.

b. Judges for. De 10:18; Ps 68:5.

c. Relieves. Ps 146:9.

d. Establishes the border of. Pr 15:25.

e. Will witness against oppressors of. Mal 3:5.

3. Exhorted to trust in God. Jer 49:11.

4. Should not be

a. Afflicted. Ex 22:22.

b. Oppressed. Jer 7:6; Zec 7:10.

c. Treated with violence. Jer 22:3.

d. Deprived of raiment in pledge. De 24:17.

5. Should be

a. Pleaded for. Isa 1:17.

b. Honoured, if widows indeed. 1Ti 5:3.

c. Relieved by their friends. 1Ti 5:4,16.

d. Relieved by the Church. Ac 6:1; 1Ti 5:9.

e. Visited in affliction. Jas 1:27.

f. Allowed to share in our blessings. De 14:29; 16:11,14; 24:19-21.

6. Though poor, may be liberal. Mr 12:42,43.

7. When young, exposed to may temptations. 1Ti 5:11-14.

8. Saints

a. Relieve. Ac 9:39.

b. Cause joy to. Job 29:13.

c. Disappoint not. Job 31:16.

9. The wicked

a. Do no good to. Job 24:21.

b. Send, away empty. Job 22:9.

c. Take pledges from. Job 24:3.

d. Reject the cause of. Isa 1:23.

e. Vex. Eze 22:7.

f. Make a prey of. Isa 10:2; Mt 23:14.

g. Slay. Ps 94:6.

10. Curse for perverting judgment of. De 27:19.

11. Woe to those who oppress. Isa 10:1,2.

12. Blessings on those who relieve. De 14:29.

13. A type of Zion in affliction. La 5:3.

14. Were released from all obligation to former husbands. Ro 7:3.

15. Were clothed in mourning after the decease of husbands. Ge 38:14,19; 2Sa 14:2,5.

16. Reproach connected with. Isa 54:4.

17. Increase of, threatened as a punishment. Ex 22:24; Jer 15:8; 18:21.

18. Laws respecting

a. Not to be oppressed. Ex 22:22; De 27:19.

b. Raiment of, not to be taken in pledge by creditors. De 24:17.

c. Bound to perform their vows. Nu 30:9.

d. Not to intermarry with priests. Le 21:14.

e. To be allowed to glean in fields and vineyards. De 24:19.

f. To have a share of the triennial tithe. De 14:28,29; 26:12,13.

g. To share in public rejoicings. De 16:11,14.

h. When daughters of priests and childless to partake of the holy things. Le 22:13.

i. When left childless, to be married by their husband’s nearest of kin. De 25:5,6; Ru 3:10-13; 4:4,5; Mt 22:24-26.

19. Allowed to marry again. Ro 7:3.

20. Intermarrying with, of kings considered treason. 1Ki 2:21-24.

21. Not to be deplored by, considered a great calamity. Job 27:15; Ps 78:64.

22. Were under the special protection of God. De 10:18; Ps 68:5.

23. Were frequently oppressed and persecuted. Job 24:3; Eze 22:7.

24. Specially taken care of by the Church. Ac 6:1; 1Ti 5:9.

25. Often devoted themselves entirely to God’s service. Lu 2:37; 1Ti 5:10.

26. Instances of great liberality in. 1Ki 17:9-15; Mr 12:42,43.

27. Illustrative of

a. A desolate condition. Isa 47:8,9.

b. Zion in captivity. La 1:1.