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Want to know what the Bible says about Widows? Here are 84 Bible verses about Widows from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Exodus 22:22-24 NIV
22 “Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless. 23 If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. 24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.
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1 Timothy 5:3-6 NIV
3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God. 5 The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
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1 Timothy 5:16 NIV
If any woman who is a believer has widows in her care, she should continue to help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.
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1 Timothy 5:8 NIV
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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Luke 20:47 NIV
They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.”
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Proverbs 15:25 NIV
The Lord tears down the house of the proud,
    but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place.
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Isaiah 1:17 NIV
Learn to do right; seek justice.
    Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
    plead the case of the widow.
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Zechariah 7:10 NIV
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’
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1 Corinthians 7:39 NIV
A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.
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Luke 2:37 NIV
and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.
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Romans 7:3 NIV
So then, if she has sexual relations with another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress if she marries another man.
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Mark 12:41-44 NIV
41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
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James 1:27 NIV
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
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Jeremiah 49:11 NIV
‘Leave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive.
    Your widows too can depend on me.’”
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Job 29:13 NIV
The one who was dying blessed me;
    I made the widow’s heart sing.
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Job 22:9 NIV
And you sent widows away empty-handed
    and broke the strength of the fatherless.
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1 Corinthians 7:9 NIV
But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
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Ezekiel 22:7 NIV
In you they have treated father and mother with contempt; in you they have oppressed the foreigner and mistreated the fatherless and the widow.
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Malachi 3:5 NIV
“So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty.
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Luke 2:36 NIV
There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,
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