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Scriptures 2017-07-24T17:54:29+00:00

I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy. (3)
~Psalms 140:12

But you do see! Indeed you note trouble and grief, that you may take it into your hands; the helpless commit themselves to you; you have been the helper of the orphan. (5)
~Psalms 10:14

Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow. (5)
~Isaiah 1:17

Speak out for justice! Stand up for the poor and destitute!” (1)
~Proverbs 31:9

Do not take advantage of widows. Do not take advantage of children whose fathers have died. (2)
~Exodus 22:22

…because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him. (3)
~Job 29:12

Have I not wept for him who was in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor? (4)
~Job 30:25

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. (3)
~James 1:27

“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.” (5)
~Mark 9:37

“…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (5)
~Matthew 25: 35 – 40

KEY
(1) The Message
(2) New International Reader’s Version
(3) NIV
(4) New King James Version
(5) New Revised Standard

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