Afflicted, Duty toward the
- To pray for them.
Acts 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
Philippians 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
Philippians 1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
- To sympathize with them.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
- To pity them.
Job 6:14 To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
- To bear them in mind.
Hebrews 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
- To visit them.
James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
- To comfort them.
Job 16:5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
Job 29:25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.
2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
1 Thessalonians 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
- To relieve them.
Job 31:19-20 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; 20 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
- To protect them.
Psalm 82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Proverbs 22:22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
Proverbs 31:5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.