Jeremiah 49:11
New International Version
Leave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive. Your widows too can depend on me.'"

New Living Translation
But I will protect the orphans who remain among you. Your widows, too, can depend on me for help.”

English Standard Version
Leave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive; and let your widows trust in me.”

Berean Study Bible
Abandon your orphans; I will preserve their lives. Let your widows trust in Me.”

New American Standard Bible
"Leave your orphans behind, I will keep them alive; And let your widows trust in Me."

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

Christian Standard Bible
Abandon your fatherless; I will preserve them; let your widows trust in me.

Contemporary English Version
But I can be trusted to care for your orphans and widows.

Good News Translation
Leave your orphans with me, and I will take care of them. Your widows can depend on me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abandon your fatherless; I will preserve them; let your widows trust in Me.

International Standard Version
Leave your orphans. I'll keep them alive. Let your widows trust in me."

NET Bible
Leave your orphans behind and I will keep them alive. Your widows too can depend on me."

New Heart English Bible
Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Abandon your orphans, and I will keep them alive. Your widows can trust me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Leave thy fatherless children, I will rear them, And let thy widows trust in Me.

New American Standard 1977
“Leave your orphans behind, I will keep them alive; And let your widows trust in Me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Leave thy fatherless children; I will raise them; and thy widows shall trust in me.

King James 2000 Bible
Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.

American King James Version
Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for thy fatherless one to be left to live, but I shall live, and the widows trust in me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Leave thy fatherless children: I will make them live: and thy widows shall hope in me.

Darby Bible Translation
Leave thine orphans, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

World English Bible
Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.

Young's Literal Translation
Leave thine orphans -- I do keep alive, And thy widows -- on Me trust ye,
Study Bible
The Judgment on Edom
10But I will strip Esau bare; I will uncover his hiding places, and he will be unable to conceal himself. His descendants will be destroyed along with his relatives and neighbors, and he will be no more. 11Abandon your orphans; I will preserve their lives. Let your widows trust in Me.” 12For this is what the LORD says: “If those who do not deserve to drink the cup must drink it, can you possibly remain unpunished? You will not go unpunished, for you must drink it too.…
Cross References
Psalm 68:5
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.

Hosea 14:3
Assyria will not save us, nor will we ride on horses. We will never again say, 'Our gods!' to the work of our own hands. For in You the orphan finds compassion."

Zechariah 7:10
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. And do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.'

Treasury of Scripture

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

thy fatherless

Deuteronomy 10:18
He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

Psalm 10:14-18
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…

Psalm 68:5
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

let thy

1 Timothy 5:5
Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.







Lexicon
Abandon
עָזְבָ֥ה (‘ā·zə·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

your orphans;
יְתֹמֶ֖יךָ (yə·ṯō·me·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3490: A bereaved person

I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

will preserve their lives.
אֲחַיֶּ֑ה (’ă·ḥay·yeh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

Let your widows
וְאַלְמְנֹתֶ֖יךָ (wə·’al·mə·nō·ṯe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 490: A widow, a desolate place

trust
תִּבְטָֽחוּ׃ (tiḇ·ṭā·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in Me.”
עָלַ֥י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(11) Leave thy fatherless children . . .--Were the words uttered in the stern irony of one who veils & threat in the form of a promise, as some have thought, or was there even in the case of Edom a mingling of pity for the helpless? The latter view seems truer to the prophet's character (Jeremiah 48:36). If the sentence was passed which left the wives of Edom widows, and their children orphans, yet God had not forgotten that He was the God of the widow and the fatherless.

Verses 11-13. - A merciful mitigation of the prophet's stern threat. The true God will provide for the widows and orphans, if Edom will but commit them to him. And let not Edom think it strange that he is punished; for even Israel, the chosen people, has drunk of the bitter cup. Yea, Jehovah has sworn "by himself" that all Edom's cities shall be laid waste. Verse 11. - Leave thy fatherless children, etc. The invitation means more than might be supposed. It is equivalent to a promise of the revival of the Edomitish people (comp. on Jeremiah 46:26; 48:47). 49:7-22 The Edomites were old enemies to the Israel of God. But their day is now at hand; it is foretold, not only to warn them, but for the sake of the Israel of God, whose afflictions were aggravated by them. Thus Divine judgments go round from nation to nation; the earth is full of commotion, and nothing can escape the ministers of Divine vengeance. The righteousness of God is to be observed amidst the violence of men.
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