New Living Translation
"You must not exploit a widow or an orphan.
King James Bible
Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
World English Bible
"You shall not take advantage of any widow or fatherless child.
Young's Literal Translation
'Any widow or orphan ye do not afflict;
Exodus 22:22 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:22 Ye shall not afflict the widow or fatherless child - That is, ye shall comfort and assist them, and be ready upon all occasions to shew them kindness. In making just demands from them, their condition must be considered who have lost those that should protect them: they are supposed to be unversed in business, destitute of advice, timorous, and of a tender spirit; and therefore must be treated with kindness and compassion, and no advantage taken against them, nor any hardship put upon them, which a husband or a father would have sheltered them from.
LibraryEpistle xvii. To Felix, Bishop of Messana.
To Felix, Bishop of Messana. To our most reverend brother, the Bishop Felix, Gregory, servant of the servants of God  . Our Head, which is Christ, to this end has willed us to be His members, that through His large charity and faithfulness He might make us one body in Himself, to whom it befits us so to cling that, since without Him we can do nothing, through Him we may be enabled to be what we are called. From the citadel of the Head let nothing divide us, lest, if we refuse to be His members, …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
Feast of the Dedication. The Jews Attempt to Stone Jesus and He Retires to Peræa.
A Summary of the Christian Life. Of Self-Denial.
Jesus' Last Public Discourse. Denunciation of Scribes and Pharisees.
He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing.
"True justice must be given to foreigners living among you and to orphans, and you must never accept a widow's garment as security for her debt.
Always remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God redeemed you from your slavery. That is why I have given you this command.
"Have I refused to help the poor, or crushed the hopes of widows?
Don't cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers; don't take the land of defenseless orphans.
For their Redeemer is strong; he himself will bring their charges against you.
only if you stop exploiting foreigners, orphans, and widows; only if you stop your murdering; and only if you stop harming yourselves by worshiping idols.
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