New International Version
He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive.
King James Bible
And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
Darby Bible Translation
And having given her [his] hand, he raised her up, and having called the saints and the widows, presented her living.
World English Bible
He gave her his hand, and raised her up. Calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive.
Young's Literal Translation
and having given her his hand, he lifted her up, and having called the saints and the widows, he presented her alive,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Saints and widows - In primitive times the widows formed a distinct part of the Christian Church.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Any of this way.'--ACTS ix. 2 The name of 'Christian' was not applied to themselves by the followers of Jesus before the completion of the New Testament. There were other names in currency before that designation--which owed its origin to the scoffing wits of Antioch--was accepted by the Church. They called themselves 'disciples,' 'believers, 'saints,' 'brethren,' as if feeling about for a title. Here is a name that had obtained currency for a while, and was afterwards disused. We find it five times …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Copies of Christ's Manner
Sharon. Caphar Lodim. The Village of those of Lydda.
In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
"Lord," Ananias answered, "I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem.
As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the Lord's people who lived in Lydda.
1 Timothy 5:3
Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
1 Timothy 5:5
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.
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