Bible Cross References
a father
Job 31:18
All my life I have taken care of them.
Esther 2:7
He had a cousin, Esther, whose Hebrew name was Hadassah; she was a beautiful young woman, and had a good figure. At the death of her parents, Mordecai had adopted her and brought her up as his own daughter.
Psalm 68:5
God, who lives in his sacred Temple, cares for orphans and protects widows.
Ephesians 5:1
Since you are God's dear children, you must try to be like him.
James 1:27
What God the Father considers to be pure and genuine religion is this: to take care of orphans and widows in their suffering and to keep oneself from being corrupted by the world.
the cause
Exodus 18:26
They served as judges for the people on a permanent basis, bringing the difficult cases to Moses but deciding the smaller disputes themselves.
Deuteronomy 13:14
If you hear such a rumor, investigate it thoroughly; and if it is true that this evil thing did happen,
Deuteronomy 17:8-10
"It may be that some cases will be too difficult for the local judges to decide, such as certain cases of property rights or of bodily injury or those cases that involve a distinction between murder and manslaughter. When this happens, go to the one place of worship chosen by the LORD your God,
and present your case to the levitical priests and to the judge who is in office at that time, and let them decide the case.
They will give their decision, and you are to do exactly as they tell you.
1 Kings 3:16-28
One day two prostitutes came and presented themselves before King Solomon.
One of them said, "Your Majesty, this woman and I live in the same house, and I gave birth to a baby boy at home while she was there.
Two days after my child was born, she also gave birth to a baby boy. Only the two of us were there in the house---no one else was present.
Then one night she accidentally rolled over on her baby and smothered it.
She got up during the night, took my son from my side while I was asleep, and carried him to her bed; then she put the dead child in my bed.
The next morning, when I woke up and was going to nurse my baby, I saw that it was dead. I looked at it more closely and saw that it was not my child."
But the other woman said, "No! The living child is mine, and the dead one is yours!" The first woman answered back, "No! The dead child is yours, and the living one is mine!" And so they argued before the king.
Then King Solomon said, "Each of you claims that the living child is hers and that the dead child belongs to the other one."
He sent for a sword, and when it was brought,
he said, "Cut the living child in two and give each woman half of it."
The real mother, her heart full of love for her son, said to the king, "Please, Your Majesty, don't kill the child! Give it to her!" But the other woman said, "Don't give it to either of us; go on and cut it in two."
Then Solomon said, "Don't kill the child! Give it to the first woman---she is its real mother."
When the people of Israel heard of Solomon's decision, they were all filled with deep respect for him, because they knew then that God had given him the wisdom to settle disputes fairly.
Proverbs 25:2
We honor God for what he conceals; we honor kings for what they explain.
Proverbs 29:7
A good person knows the rights of the poor, but wicked people cannot understand such things.