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1 CHRONICLES 26:29-32Verses in the Bible

  • 29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward business over Israel, for officers and judges.
    1 Chronicles 26:29 Meaning
  • 30 And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seven hundred, were officers among them of Israel on this side Jordan westward in all the business of the Lord, and in the service of the king.
    1 Chronicles 26:30 Meaning
  • 31 Among the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even among the Hebronites, according to the generations of his fathers. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead.
    1 Chronicles 26:31 Meaning
  • 32 And his brethren, men of valour, were two thousand and seven hundred chief fathers, whom king David made rulers over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, for every matter pertaining to God, and affairs of the king.
    1 Chronicles 26:32 Meaning

2 CHRONICLES 19:8-11Verses in the Bible

  • 8 Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and of the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the Lord, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem.
    2 Chronicles 19:8 Meaning
  • 9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
    2 Chronicles 19:9 Meaning
  • 10 And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the Lord, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.
    2 Chronicles 19:10 Meaning
  • 11 And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the Lord; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and the Lord shall be with the good.
    2 Chronicles 19:11 Meaning

MATTHEW 18:15-18Verses in the Bible

  • 15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
    Matthew 18:15 Meaning
  • 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
    Matthew 18:16 Meaning
  • 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
    Matthew 18:17 Meaning
  • 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
    Matthew 18:18 Meaning

JOHN 20:23In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

• See Church,Discipline in

Civil


• Held at the Tabernacle

NUMBERS 27:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

• The Gates of Cities

DEUTERONOMY 21:19In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

DEUTERONOMY 22:15In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 15 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate:

DEUTERONOMY 25:7In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 7 And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.

JOSHUA 20:4In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 4 And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall take him into the city unto them, and give him a place, that he may dwell among them.

RUTH 4:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down.

ZECHARIAH 8:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

• Under a Palm Tree

JUDGES 4:5In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 5 And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Beth-el in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.

• Composition Of, and Mode of Procedure

EXODUS 18:25,26Verses in the Bible

  • 25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
    Exodus 18:25 Meaning
  • 26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
    Exodus 18:26 Meaning

DEUTERONOMY 1:15-17Verses in the Bible

  • 15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
    Deuteronomy 1:15 Meaning
  • 16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
    Deuteronomy 1:16 Meaning
  • 17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
    Deuteronomy 1:17 Meaning

DEUTERONOMY 17:9In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 9 And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:

RUTH 4:2-5Verses in the Bible

  • 2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.
    Ruth 4:2 Meaning
  • 3 And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech's:
    Ruth 4:3 Meaning
  • 4 And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it.
    Ruth 4:4 Meaning
  • 5 Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.
    Ruth 4:5 Meaning

1 CHRONICLES 26:29-32Verses in the Bible

  • 29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward business over Israel, for officers and judges.
    1 Chronicles 26:29 Meaning
  • 30 And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seven hundred, were officers among them of Israel on this side Jordan westward in all the business of the Lord, and in the service of the king.
    1 Chronicles 26:30 Meaning
  • 31 Among the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even among the Hebronites, according to the generations of his fathers. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead.
    1 Chronicles 26:31 Meaning
  • 32 And his brethren, men of valour, were two thousand and seven hundred chief fathers, whom king David made rulers over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, for every matter pertaining to God, and affairs of the king.
    1 Chronicles 26:32 Meaning

2 CHRONICLES 19:8-11Verses in the Bible

  • 8 Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and of the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the Lord, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem.
    2 Chronicles 19:8 Meaning
  • 9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
    2 Chronicles 19:9 Meaning
  • 10 And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the Lord, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.
    2 Chronicles 19:10 Meaning
  • 11 And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the Lord; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and the Lord shall be with the good.
    2 Chronicles 19:11 Meaning

MATTHEW 26:54-71Verses in the Bible

  • 54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
    Matthew 26:54 Meaning
  • 55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.
    Matthew 26:55 Meaning
  • 56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
    Matthew 26:56 Meaning
  • 57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
    Matthew 26:57 Meaning
  • 58 But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
    Matthew 26:58 Meaning
  • 59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
    Matthew 26:59 Meaning
  • 60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
    Matthew 26:60 Meaning
  • 61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
    Matthew 26:61 Meaning
  • 62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
    Matthew 26:62 Meaning
  • 63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
    Matthew 26:63 Meaning
  • 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
    Matthew 26:64 Meaning
  • 65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
    Matthew 26:65 Meaning
  • 66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
    Matthew 26:66 Meaning
  • 67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,
    Matthew 26:67 Meaning
  • 68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
    Matthew 26:68 Meaning
  • 69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
    Matthew 26:69 Meaning
  • 70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
    Matthew 26:70 Meaning
  • 71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
    Matthew 26:71 Meaning

MARK 14:53,55-65Verses in the Bible

  • 53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
    Mark 14:53 Meaning
  • 54 And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.
    Mark 14:54 Meaning
  • 55 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.
    Mark 14:55 Meaning

MARK 15:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.

LUKE 22:50-71Verses in the Bible

  • 50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
    Luke 22:50 Meaning
  • 51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
    Luke 22:51 Meaning
  • 52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
    Luke 22:52 Meaning
  • 53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
    Luke 22:53 Meaning
  • 54 Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
    Luke 22:54 Meaning
  • 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.
    Luke 22:55 Meaning
  • 56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.
    Luke 22:56 Meaning
  • 57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
    Luke 22:57 Meaning
  • 58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
    Luke 22:58 Meaning
  • 59 And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean.
    Luke 22:59 Meaning
  • 60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
    Luke 22:60 Meaning
  • 61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
    Luke 22:61 Meaning
  • 62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
    Luke 22:62 Meaning
  • 63 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.
    Luke 22:63 Meaning
  • 64 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?
    Luke 22:64 Meaning
  • 65 And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.
    Luke 22:65 Meaning
  • 66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying,
    Luke 22:66 Meaning
  • 67 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:
    Luke 22:67 Meaning
  • 68 And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.
    Luke 22:68 Meaning
  • 69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.
    Luke 22:69 Meaning
  • 70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.
    Luke 22:70 Meaning
  • 71 And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.
    Luke 22:71 Meaning

JOHN 18:13-28Verses in the Bible

  • 13 And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.
    John 18:13 Meaning
  • 14 Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
    John 18:14 Meaning
  • 15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.
    John 18:15 Meaning
  • 16 But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
    John 18:16 Meaning
  • 17 Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.
    John 18:17 Meaning
  • 18 And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.
    John 18:18 Meaning
  • 19 The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
    John 18:19 Meaning
  • 20 Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
    John 18:20 Meaning
  • 21 Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.
    John 18:21 Meaning
  • 22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
    John 18:22 Meaning
  • 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?
    John 18:23 Meaning
  • 24 Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.
    John 18:24 Meaning
  • 25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.
    John 18:25 Meaning
  • 26 One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?
    John 18:26 Meaning
  • 27 Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.
    John 18:27 Meaning
  • 28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
    John 18:28 Meaning

ACTS 5:17-21,25-28,34,38-41Verses in the Bible

  • 17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,
    Acts 5:17 Meaning
  • 18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.
    Acts 5:18 Meaning
  • 19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,
    Acts 5:19 Meaning
  • 20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
    Acts 5:20 Meaning
  • 21 And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
    Acts 5:21 Meaning
  • 25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.
    Acts 5:25 Meaning
  • 26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.
    Acts 5:26 Meaning
  • 27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,
    Acts 5:27 Meaning
  • 28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.
    Acts 5:28 Meaning
  • 34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;
    Acts 5:34 Meaning
  • 38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:
    Acts 5:38 Meaning
  • 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
    Acts 5:39 Meaning
  • 40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
    Acts 5:40 Meaning
  • 41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
    Acts 5:41 Meaning

• See Judge

• See Justice

• See Priest,Judicial Functions of

Circuit

1 SAMUEL 7:15-17Verses in the Bible

  • 15 And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.
    1 Samuel 7:15 Meaning
  • 16 And he went from year to year in circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.
    1 Samuel 7:16 Meaning
  • 17 And his return was to Ramah; for there was his house; and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar unto the Lord.
    1 Samuel 7:17 Meaning

Superior, and Inferior

EXODUS 18:21-26Verses in the Bible

  • 21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
    Exodus 18:21 Meaning
  • 22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
    Exodus 18:22 Meaning
  • 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.
    Exodus 18:23 Meaning
  • 24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.
    Exodus 18:24 Meaning
  • 25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
    Exodus 18:25 Meaning
  • 26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
    Exodus 18:26 Meaning

DEUTERONOMY 1:15-17Verses in the Bible

  • 15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
    Deuteronomy 1:15 Meaning
  • 16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
    Deuteronomy 1:16 Meaning
  • 17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
    Deuteronomy 1:17 Meaning

DEUTERONOMY 17:8-13Verses in the Bible

  • 8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose;
    Deuteronomy 17:8 Meaning
  • 9 And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:
    Deuteronomy 17:9 Meaning
  • 10 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the Lord shall choose shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform thee:
    Deuteronomy 17:10 Meaning
  • 11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.
    Deuteronomy 17:11 Meaning
  • 12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the Lord thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.
    Deuteronomy 17:12 Meaning
  • 13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.
    Deuteronomy 17:13 Meaning

2 CHRONICLES 19:5-10Verses in the Bible

  • 5 And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,
    2 Chronicles 19:5 Meaning
  • 6 And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the Lord, who is with you in the judgment.
    2 Chronicles 19:6 Meaning
  • 7 Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.
    2 Chronicles 19:7 Meaning
  • 8 Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and of the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the Lord, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem.
    2 Chronicles 19:8 Meaning
  • 9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
    2 Chronicles 19:9 Meaning
  • 10 And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the Lord, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.
    2 Chronicles 19:10 Meaning

Justice Required of

EXODUS 23:2,3,6-8Verses in the Bible

  • 2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
    Exodus 23:2 Meaning
  • 6 Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
    Exodus 23:6 Meaning
  • 7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
    Exodus 23:7 Meaning
  • 8 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
    Exodus 23:8 Meaning

DEUTERONOMY 1:16,17Verses in the Bible

  • 16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
    Deuteronomy 1:16 Meaning
  • 17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
    Deuteronomy 1:17 Meaning

DEUTERONOMY 25:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.

2 CHRONICLES 19:5-10Verses in the Bible

  • 5 And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,
    2 Chronicles 19:5 Meaning
  • 6 And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the Lord, who is with you in the judgment.
    2 Chronicles 19:6 Meaning
  • 7 Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.
    2 Chronicles 19:7 Meaning
  • 8 Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and of the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the Lord, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem.
    2 Chronicles 19:8 Meaning
  • 9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
    2 Chronicles 19:9 Meaning
  • 10 And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the Lord, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.
    2 Chronicles 19:10 Meaning

• See Judge

• See Justice

Sentence Of, Final and Obligatory

DEUTERONOMY 17:8-12Verses in the Bible

  • 8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose;
    Deuteronomy 17:8 Meaning
  • 9 And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:
    Deuteronomy 17:9 Meaning
  • 10 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the Lord shall choose shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform thee:
    Deuteronomy 17:10 Meaning
  • 11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.
    Deuteronomy 17:11 Meaning
  • 12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the Lord thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.
    Deuteronomy 17:12 Meaning

Contempt of

DEUTERONOMY 17:8-13Verses in the Bible

  • 8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose;
    Deuteronomy 17:8 Meaning
  • 9 And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:
    Deuteronomy 17:9 Meaning
  • 10 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the Lord shall choose shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform thee:
    Deuteronomy 17:10 Meaning
  • 11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.
    Deuteronomy 17:11 Meaning
  • 12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the Lord thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.
    Deuteronomy 17:12 Meaning
  • 13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.
    Deuteronomy 17:13 Meaning

MICAH 5:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.

ACTS 23:1-5Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
    Acts 23:1 Meaning
  • 2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.
    Acts 23:2 Meaning
  • 3 Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?
    Acts 23:3 Meaning
  • 4 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest?
    Acts 23:4 Meaning
  • 5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
    Acts 23:5 Meaning

Corruption

PROVERBS 17:15In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.

PROVERBS 29:26In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 26 Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the Lord.

ISAIAH 1:23In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

ISAIAH 5:23In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

ISAIAH 10:1,2Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
    Isaiah 10:1 Meaning
  • 2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
    Isaiah 10:2 Meaning

MICAH 3:11In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the Lord, and say, Is not the Lord among us? none evil can come upon us.

MICAH 7:3In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.

ZEPHANIAH 3:3In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

MATTHEW 26:59-62Verses in the Bible

  • 59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
    Matthew 26:59 Meaning
  • 60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
    Matthew 26:60 Meaning
  • 61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
    Matthew 26:61 Meaning
  • 62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
    Matthew 26:62 Meaning

MATTHEW 27:18-26Verses in the Bible

  • 18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
    Matthew 27:18 Meaning
  • 19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
    Matthew 27:19 Meaning
  • 20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
    Matthew 27:20 Meaning
  • 21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
    Matthew 27:21 Meaning
  • 22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
    Matthew 27:22 Meaning
  • 23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
    Matthew 27:23 Meaning
  • 24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
    Matthew 27:24 Meaning
  • 25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
    Matthew 27:25 Meaning
  • 26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
    Matthew 27:26 Meaning

MARK 14:53,55-65Verses in the Bible

  • 53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
    Mark 14:53 Meaning
  • 54 And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.
    Mark 14:54 Meaning
  • 55 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.
    Mark 14:55 Meaning

MARK 15:10In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.

ACTS 4:15-18Verses in the Bible

  • 15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,
    Acts 4:15 Meaning
  • 16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.
    Acts 4:16 Meaning
  • 17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.
    Acts 4:17 Meaning
  • 18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
    Acts 4:18 Meaning

ACTS 6:11-14Verses in the Bible

  • 11 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.
    Acts 6:11 Meaning
  • 12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,
    Acts 6:12 Meaning
  • 13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
    Acts 6:13 Meaning
  • 14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.
    Acts 6:14 Meaning

ACTS 24:26,27Verses in the Bible

  • 26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
    Acts 24:26 Meaning
  • 27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
    Acts 24:27 Meaning

• See Bribery

• See Judge

• See Justice

Accused Spoke in His Own Defense

JEREMIAH 26:11-16Verses in the Bible

  • 11 Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die; for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears.
    Jeremiah 26:11 Meaning
  • 12 Then spake Jeremiah unto all the princes and to all the people, saying, The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that ye have heard.
    Jeremiah 26:12 Meaning
  • 13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord your God; and the Lord will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.
    Jeremiah 26:13 Meaning
  • 14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.
    Jeremiah 26:14 Meaning
  • 15 But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the Lord hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.
    Jeremiah 26:15 Meaning
  • 16 Then said the princes and all the people unto the priests and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die: for he hath spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God.
    Jeremiah 26:16 Meaning

MARK 15:3-5Verses in the Bible

  • 3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.
    Mark 15:3 Meaning
  • 4 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.
    Mark 15:4 Meaning
  • 5 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.
    Mark 15:5 Meaning

ACTS 4:8-12,18-20Verses in the Bible

  • 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
    Acts 4:8 Meaning
  • 9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;
    Acts 4:9 Meaning
  • 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
    Acts 4:10 Meaning
  • 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
    Acts 4:11 Meaning
  • 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
    Acts 4:12 Meaning
  • 18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
    Acts 4:18 Meaning
  • 19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
    Acts 4:19 Meaning
  • 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
    Acts 4:20 Meaning

ACTS 5:29-32Verses in the Bible

  • 29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
    Acts 5:29 Meaning
  • 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
    Acts 5:30 Meaning
  • 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
    Acts 5:31 Meaning
  • 32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
    Acts 5:32 Meaning

ACTS 7:1-56Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Then said the high priest, Are these things so?
    Acts 7:1 Meaning
  • 2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,
    Acts 7:2 Meaning
  • 3 And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.
    Acts 7:3 Meaning
  • 4 Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell.
    Acts 7:4 Meaning
  • 5 And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.
    Acts 7:5 Meaning
  • 6 And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.
    Acts 7:6 Meaning
  • 7 And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place.
    Acts 7:7 Meaning
  • 8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.
    Acts 7:8 Meaning
  • 9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,
    Acts 7:9 Meaning
  • 10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
    Acts 7:10 Meaning
  • 11 Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.
    Acts 7:11 Meaning
  • 12 But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.
    Acts 7:12 Meaning
  • 13 And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh.
    Acts 7:13 Meaning
  • 14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.
    Acts 7:14 Meaning
  • 15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers,
    Acts 7:15 Meaning
  • 16 And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.
    Acts 7:16 Meaning
  • 17 But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,
    Acts 7:17 Meaning
  • 18 Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph.
    Acts 7:18 Meaning
  • 19 The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live.
    Acts 7:19 Meaning
  • 20 In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:
    Acts 7:20 Meaning
  • 21 And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.
    Acts 7:21 Meaning
  • 22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.
    Acts 7:22 Meaning
  • 23 And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.
    Acts 7:23 Meaning
  • 24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:
    Acts 7:24 Meaning
  • 25 For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.
    Acts 7:25 Meaning
  • 26 And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?
    Acts 7:26 Meaning
  • 27 But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?
    Acts 7:27 Meaning
  • 28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday?
    Acts 7:28 Meaning
  • 29 Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.
    Acts 7:29 Meaning
  • 30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.
    Acts 7:30 Meaning
  • 31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him,
    Acts 7:31 Meaning
  • 32 Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.
    Acts 7:32 Meaning
  • 33 Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.
    Acts 7:33 Meaning
  • 34 I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.
    Acts 7:34 Meaning
  • 35 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.
    Acts 7:35 Meaning
  • 36 He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
    Acts 7:36 Meaning
  • 37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
    Acts 7:37 Meaning
  • 38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:
    Acts 7:38 Meaning
  • 39 To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
    Acts 7:39 Meaning
  • 40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
    Acts 7:40 Meaning
  • 41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
    Acts 7:41 Meaning
  • 42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
    Acts 7:42 Meaning
  • 43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
    Acts 7:43 Meaning
  • 44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.
    Acts 7:44 Meaning
  • 45 Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;
    Acts 7:45 Meaning
  • 46 Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
    Acts 7:46 Meaning
  • 47 But Solomon built him an house.
    Acts 7:47 Meaning
  • 48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
    Acts 7:48 Meaning
  • 49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?
    Acts 7:49 Meaning
  • 50 Hath not my hand made all these things?
    Acts 7:50 Meaning
  • 51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
    Acts 7:51 Meaning
  • 52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
    Acts 7:52 Meaning
  • 53 Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.
    Acts 7:53 Meaning
  • 54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
    Acts 7:54 Meaning
  • 55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
    Acts 7:55 Meaning
  • 56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
    Acts 7:56 Meaning

ACTS 23:1-7Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
    Acts 23:1 Meaning
  • 2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.
    Acts 23:2 Meaning
  • 3 Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?
    Acts 23:3 Meaning
  • 4 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest?
    Acts 23:4 Meaning
  • 5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
    Acts 23:5 Meaning
  • 6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
    Acts 23:6 Meaning
  • 7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.
    Acts 23:7 Meaning

ACTS 26:1-32Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself:
    Acts 26:1 Meaning
  • 2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews:
    Acts 26:2 Meaning
  • 3 Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.
    Acts 26:3 Meaning
  • 4 My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;
    Acts 26:4 Meaning
  • 5 Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
    Acts 26:5 Meaning
  • 6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:
    Acts 26:6 Meaning
  • 7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
    Acts 26:7 Meaning
  • 8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
    Acts 26:8 Meaning
  • 9 I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
    Acts 26:9 Meaning
  • 10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.
    Acts 26:10 Meaning
  • 11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
    Acts 26:11 Meaning
  • 12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,
    Acts 26:12 Meaning
  • 13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
    Acts 26:13 Meaning
  • 14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
    Acts 26:14 Meaning
  • 15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
    Acts 26:15 Meaning
  • 16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
    Acts 26:16 Meaning
  • 17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
    Acts 26:17 Meaning
  • 18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
    Acts 26:18 Meaning
  • 19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:
    Acts 26:19 Meaning
  • 20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
    Acts 26:20 Meaning
  • 21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me.
    Acts 26:21 Meaning
  • 22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:
    Acts 26:22 Meaning
  • 23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
    Acts 26:23 Meaning
  • 24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.
    Acts 26:24 Meaning
  • 25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
    Acts 26:25 Meaning
  • 26 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.
    Acts 26:26 Meaning
  • 27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.
    Acts 26:27 Meaning
  • 28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
    Acts 26:28 Meaning
  • 29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
    Acts 26:29 Meaning
  • 30 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:
    Acts 26:30 Meaning
  • 31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
    Acts 26:31 Meaning
  • 32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.
    Acts 26:32 Meaning

• See Appeal

• See Punishment

• See Witness

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