1 Timothy 5:5-6
She g who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and h continues in supplications and prayers night and day,
but i she who is self-indulgent is j dead even while she lives.
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1 Timothy 5:3
Honor widows who are truly widows.
1 Timothy 5:16
If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her care for them. Let the church not be burdened, so that it may care for those who are truly widows.
And then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.
Luke 18:1 - 5
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
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.
And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: 'The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. "'I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.