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80 Bible Verses About Orphans

Here are 80 Bible verses about orphans from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Exodus 22:22-24 KJV

Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

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James 1:27 KJV

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

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John 14:18 KJV

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

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Isaiah 1:17 KJV

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

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Psalms 68:5 KJV

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

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Psalms 27:10 KJV

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

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Psalms 82:3 KJV

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

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Job 29:12 KJV

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

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Psalms 146:9 KJV

Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

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Exodus 22:22 KJV

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

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Acts 20:35 KJV

Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

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Psalms 10:18 KJV

I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

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Matthew 25:40 KJV

To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

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Jeremiah 22:3 KJV

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

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Malachi 3:5 KJV

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.

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Psalms 10:14 KJV

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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Deuteronomy 14:28-29 KJV

Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

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Deuteronomy 24:17-21 KJV

At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates: 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.

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Psalms 82:3-4 KJV

Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge: But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing. 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. 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. 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.

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Jeremiah 49:11 KJV

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

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Isaiah 1:23 KJV

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

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Hosea 14:3 KJV

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.

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Jeremiah 5:28 KJV

Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.

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Proverbs 23:10 KJV

They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

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Psalms 10:17 KJV

Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

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Esther 2:7 KJV

LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

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Psalms 82:4 KJV

And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.

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Job 31:16-18 KJV

Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

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Job 24:3 KJV

If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother’s womb;)

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Job 22:9 KJV

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

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Job 6:27 KJV

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

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Ephesians 1:5 KJV

Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.

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Jeremiah 7:6 KJV

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

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Isaiah 58:7 KJV

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:

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Psalms 94:6 KJV

Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

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Ezekiel 16:49 KJV

They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

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John 3:16-17 KJV

Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

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1 Timothy 5:3-4 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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Isaiah 10:2 KJV

Honour widows that are widows indeed. But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

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Lamentations 5:3 KJV

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!

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Job 24:9 KJV

We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

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Job 29:13 KJV

They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.

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Psalms 68:6 KJV

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

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Isaiah 49:15-16 KJV

God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

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Isaiah 9:6-7 KJV

Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

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Deuteronomy 10:18 KJV

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

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Zechariah 7:10 KJV

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

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Proverbs 21:3 KJV

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.

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Micah 6:8 KJV

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

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Romans 3:23 KJV

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

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Zechariah 7:9-10 KJV

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

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Proverbs 24:11 KJV

Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother: 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.

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Proverbs 18:24 KJV

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

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Deuteronomy 27:19 KJV

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

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John 14:28 KJV

Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

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Jeremiah 7:5-7 KJV

Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

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Psalms 68:4-5 KJV

For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour; 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: Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

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Psalms 10:17-18 KJV

Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him. A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

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Deuteronomy 14:29 KJV

LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

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Ezekiel 22:7 KJV

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.

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Psalms 68:5-6 KJV

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.

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Job 29:12-13 KJV

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

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Deuteronomy 26:12-13 KJV

Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.

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Deuteronomy 24:17 KJV

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; 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:

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Deuteronomy 16:14 KJV

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

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Deuteronomy 16:11 KJV

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.

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Exodus 22:22-23 KJV

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.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;

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1 Timothy 5:4 KJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV

But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

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Mark 9:37 KJV

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

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Matthew 23:14 KJV

Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

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Isaiah 9:17 KJV

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

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Proverbs 23:10-11 KJV

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.

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Psalms 94:5-6 KJV

Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless: For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

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Galatians 4:5 KJV

They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

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Lamentations 5:1-3 KJV

To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

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Job 31:17 KJV

Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach. Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens. We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

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Psalms 109:9 KJV

Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;

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Deuteronomy 24:19 KJV

Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

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