22 Bible Verses For Orphans

The Scriptures include many verses discussing orphans, as the Lord asks Christians to be kind and generous to the fatherless children of the world.

Assyria shall not save us; we will not ride on horses; and we will say no more, ‘Our God,’ to the work of our hands. In you the orphan finds mercy. | Hosea 14:3

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. | Matthew 25:40

Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to help him. | Job 29:12

But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless. | Psalm 10:14

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. | Ezekiel 16:49

Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. | Isaiah 49:15-16

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. | Romans 3:23

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. | John 3:16

God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. | Psalm 68:6

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? | Micah 6:8

He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. | Ephesians 1:5

Honor widows who are truly widows. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God. | 1 Timothy 5:3-4

He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. | Ephesians 1:5

If you do not oppress the sojourner, the fatherless, or the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own harm. | Jeremiah 7:6

Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? | Isaiah 58:7

O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear. | Psalm 10:17

Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. | Psalm 82:4

To turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey! | Isaiah 10:2

They kill the widow and the sojourner, and murder the fatherless. | Psalm 94:6

There are those who snatch the fatherless child from the breast, and they take a pledge against the poor. | Job 24:9

You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless were crushed. | Job 22:9

You would even cast lots over the fatherless, and bargain over your friend. | Job 6:27

God’s heart for the orphan is clearly displayed throughout the Old and New Testaments. Above is a beginning list of what the Bible says about orphans.