And for a spirit of justice to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? says the LORD.
Hear you now what the LORD says; Arise, contend before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.
Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate beforehand what you shall answer:
Men, brethren, and fathers, hear you my defense which I make now unto you.
Then Paul, after the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Since I know that you have been for 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 he that is accused have the accusers face to face, and have opportunity to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.
Then Agrippa said unto Paul, You are permitted to speak for yourself. Then Paul stretched forth his hand, and answered for himself:
I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before you concerning all the things of which I am accused of the Jews:
2 Corinthians 12:19
Again, do you think that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
The one preach Christ out of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first defense no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.