9 Bible Verses about Single Moms

1 Timothy 5:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 146:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

1 Corinthians 7:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

(but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.

John 4:16-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.”

Malachi 2:13-14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And this second thing you do. You cover the Lord's altar with tears, with weeping and groaning because he no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand. But you say, “Why does he not?” Because the Lord was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.

Jeremiah 49:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Leave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive; and let your widows trust in me.”

Proverbs 15:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Lord tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow's boundaries.

Luke 7:12-15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.

Job 24:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

(There are those who snatch the fatherless child from the breast, and they take a pledge against the poor.)

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