Exodus 22:22

“Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yee shall not afflict any widow, or fatherlesse child.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do no wrong to a widow, or to a child whose father is dead.
- Basic English Bible

Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
- Darby Bible

Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
- Webster's Bible

You shall not take advantage of any widow or fatherless child.
- World English Bible

`Any widow or orphan ye do not afflict;
- Youngs Literal Bible

(22:21) Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 22:22


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.


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