46th & 47th Commandments: “You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child”.

Exodus 22:22 KJV
[46th] Ye shall not afflict any widow, or [47th] fatherless child.

Exodus 22:23 KJV
[PROMISE] If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;

Exodus 22:24 KJV
And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

 

QUESTION TO DISCUSS: Is this a universal law? Do we see people dying who oppress widows and fatherless children?

OR

Is this only pertaining to those in covenant with YHWH?