And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits upon the throne of judgment, and for strength to those that turn the battle to the gate.
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and destitute.
He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him. Is this not to know me? said the LORD.
Hear ye now what the LORD saith: Arise, contend thou with the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.
Settle it therefore in your hearts not to meditate before what ye shall answer;
Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defense which I make now unto you.
Then Paul, after the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself;
To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before the one who is accused is face to face with his accusers and is given license to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.
Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand and answered for himself:
I esteem myself blessed, King Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee concerning all the things of which I am accused of the Jews,
2 Corinthians 12:19
Again, do ye think that we excuse ourselves unto you? We speak before God in Christ, but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
Some preach the Christ out of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add tribulation to my bonds,
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first answer no one stood with me, but all men forsook me: let it not be imputed unto them.