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Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you.
But he said, "Brethren and fathers, the God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, while he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran,
Brethren, sons of Abraham's race, and those among you who fear God, to us the word of this salvation was sent forth.
And Paul, looking intently on the Sanhedrin, said, "Brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day."
And it came to pass, after three days, that he called together those who were chief men of the Jews; and, when they came together, he said to them, "Brethren, having done nothing contrary to the people, or to our ancestral customs, I was delivered a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans;
And they brought Alexander out of the crowd, the Jews thrusting him forward. And Alexander, waving his hand, wished to make defense to the people.
And Paul answered, the governor having beckoned to him to speak: "Knowing that you, for many years, have been a judge to this nation, cheerfully do I make defense as to the things concerning myself;
Paul saying in his defense, "Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar, did I commit any sin."
And Agrippa said to Paul, "You are permitted to speak in your own behalf." Then Paul, stretching forth his hand, was making his defense:
And, when they bring you in before the synagogues, and the rulers, and the authorities, be not anxious how or what ye shall answer, or what ye shall say;
Settle it, therefore, in your hearts, not to meditate beforehand how to make a defense;
who, indeed, show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience testifying with it, and between one another their thoughts accusing or even excusing them;)
1 Corinthians 9:3
My defense to those examining me is this.
2 Corinthians 7:11
For, behold this very thing??hat ye were made sorry after a godly manner??hat diligence it wrought in you; yea, what defense of yourselves; yea, what indignation; yea, what fear; yea what earnest desire; yea, what zeal; yea, what avenging! In everything ye proved yourselves to be pure in the matter.
2 Corinthians 12:19
Think ye all this time that we are excusing ourselves to you? Before God in Christ we are speaking; and all, beloved, for your edification.
even as it is right for me to think this in behalf of you all; because ye have me in your heart, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the Gospel, all of you being partakers with me of the grace.
2 Timothy 4:16
In my first defense, no one stood by me, but all forsook me. May it not be laid to their account!
1 Peter 3:15
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts; ready always for an answer to every one who asks of you an account concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear;