International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFATHERLESS
fa'-ther-les (yathom; orphanos): The fatherless are frequently mentioned in the Old Testament, generally in association with the widow and the stranger, as typical instances of the unprotected and necessitous, who are, specially subject to oppression, and also to God's special protection. Great philanthropic regard is bestowed on this class throughout. In early legislation there is a special clause to guard them against affliction (Exodus 22:22-24). They have a still more prominent place in the Deuteronomic legislation, which gives instructions that a charitable fund be formed out of the tithe, once every three years, for the relief of the destitute (Deuteronomy 14:28, 29; Deuteronomy 26:12-14), and that gleanings be left in the cornfield, the olive garden, and the vineyard for the benefit of this class (Deuteronomy 24:19-22; compare Leviticus 19:9; 23:22, where, however, the "fatherless" are not specially mentioned). The Deuteronomist declares that God is on their side (Deuteronomy 10:18), and strongly condemns those who would oppress them (Deuteronomy 24:17; Deuteronomy 27:19). The prophets and psalmists are equally emphatic in pleading for mercy and justice to the fatherless, and in declaring that God is their special guardian (Isaiah 1:17 Jeremiah 7:6; Jeremiah 22:3 Hosea 14:3 Zechariah 7:10 Psalm 10:14; Psalm 68:5; Psalm 82:3; 146:09:00; compare Proverbs 23:10). Oppressing the fatherless is frequently mentioned as a typical act of cruelty and injustice (compare Job 6:27; Job 22:9; Job 24:3, 1; 29:12; 31:16, 17, 21; Psalm 94:6 Isaiah 1:23; Isaiah 10:2 Jeremiah 5:28 Ezekiel 22:7 Malachi 3:5). Here we have instances of the prophetic passion for righteousness and compassion for the helpless, inspired by a profound sense of the value of human life. Passages in the Apocrypha reflect the same spirit (2 Esdras 2:20; Ecclesiasticus 4:10).
Greek540. apator -- fatherless
... fatherless. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: apator Phonetic Spelling:
(ap-at'-ore) Short Definition: without father, of unknown father Definition ...
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3737. orphanos -- an orphan
Strong's Hebrew3490. yathom -- an orphan
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition an orphan NASB Word Usage fatherless
(7), fatherless children (1), orphan (26), orphans (8). ...
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369. ayin -- nothing, nought
Question Lxxxi of the virtue of Religion
The Orphan's Hymn.
Whether Religion Directs Man to God Alone?
Christ's Sermon on the Mount in Manner and Contents it So ...
How Antipater was Hated by all the Nation [Of the Jews] For
Letter to a Young Widow.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (a.) Destitute of a living father; as, a fatherless child.
ThesaurusFatherless (44 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Destitute of a living father; as, a fatherless
child. 2. (a.) Without a known author. ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FATHERLESS. ...
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Orphan (25 Occurrences)
Orphans (12 Occurrences)
Widows (33 Occurrences)
Widow (71 Occurrences)
Widow's (7 Occurrences)
Levite (43 Occurrences)
Foreigner (99 Occurrences)
Oppress (57 Occurrences)
Alien (102 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceFatherless (44 Occurrences)
James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
Exodus 22:22 "You shall not take advantage of any widow or fatherless child.
Exodus 22:24 and my wrath will grow hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
Deuteronomy 10:18 He does execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the foreigner, in giving him food and clothing.
Deuteronomy 14:29 and the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the foreigner living among you, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
Deuteronomy 16:11 and you shall rejoice before Yahweh your God, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your gates, and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in the midst of you, in the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there.
Deuteronomy 16:14 and you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite, and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your gates.
Deuteronomy 24:17 You shall not wrest the justice due to the foreigner, or to the fatherless, nor take the widow's clothing to pledge;
Deuteronomy 24:19 When you reap your harvest in your field, and have forgot a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to get it: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow; that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
Deuteronomy 24:20 When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
Deuteronomy 24:21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it after yourselves: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
Deuteronomy 26:12 When you have made an end of tithing all the tithe of your increase in the third year, which is the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the foreigner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, that they may eat within your gates, and be filled.
Deuteronomy 26:13 You shall say before Yahweh your God, "I have put away the holy things out of my house, and also have given them to the Levite, and to the foreigner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all your commandment which you have commanded me: I have not transgressed any of your commandments, neither have I forgotten them:
Deuteronomy 27:19 'Cursed is he who wrests the justice due to the foreigner, fatherless, and widow.' All the people shall say,'Amen.'
Job 5:15 But he keeps safe from their sword those who have no father, and the poor from the power of the strong.
Job 6:27 Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend.
Job 22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
Job 24:3 They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, and they take the widow's ox for a pledge.
Job 24:9 There are those who pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor,
Job 29:12 Because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless also, who had none to help him,
Job 31:17 or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it
Job 31:21 if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, because I saw my help in the gate,
Psalms 10:14 But you do see trouble and grief. You consider it to take it into your hand. You help the victim and the fatherless.
Psalms 10:18 to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may terrify no more.
Psalms 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
Psalms 82:3 "Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Psalms 94:6 They kill the widow and the alien, and murder the fatherless.
Psalms 109:9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
Psalms 109:12 Let there be none to extend kindness to him, neither let there be any to have pity on his fatherless children.
Psalms 146:9 Yahweh preserves the foreigners. He upholds the fatherless and widow, but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.
Proverbs 23:10 Don't move the ancient boundary stone. Don't encroach on the fields of the fatherless:
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well. Seek justice. Relieve the oppressed. Judge the fatherless. Plead for the widow."
Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They don't judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.
Isaiah 9:17 Therefore the Lord will not rejoice over their young men, neither will he have compassion on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is profane and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Isaiah 10:2 to deprive the needy from justice, and to rob the poor among my people of their rights, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
Jeremiah 5:28 They are grew fat, they shine: yes, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they don't plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper; and the right of the needy they don't judge.
Jeremiah 7:6 if you don't oppress the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, and don't shed innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your own hurt:
Jeremiah 22:3 Thus says Yahweh: Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the foreigner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place.
Jeremiah 49:11 Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.
Lamentations 5:3 We are orphans and fatherless; Our mothers are as widows.
Ezekiel 22:7 In you have they set light by father and mother; in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the foreigner; in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.
Hosea 14:3 Assyria can't save us. We won't ride on horses; neither will we say any more to the work of our hands,'Our gods!' for in you the fatherless finds mercy."
Zechariah 7:10 Don't oppress the widow, nor the fatherless, the foreigner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.'
Malachi 3:5 I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and don't fear me," says Yahweh of Armies.
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