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Orphans

(Lam. 5:3), i.e., desolate and without protectors

The word occurs only here.

In John 14:18 the word there rendered “comfortless” (Revised Version, “desolate;” marginal note: “orphans”) properly means “orphans.” The same Greek word is rendered “fatherless” in James 1:27.

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