'Accusations' in the Bible
Moreover, he has raised accusations of impropriety by saying, 'I discovered your daughter was not a virgin,' but this is the evidence of my daughter's virginity!" The cloth must then be spread out before the city's elders.
And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, they wrote accusations against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
For You record bitter accusations against me and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth.
Should a wise man utter such windy knowledge [as we have just heard] and fill himself with the east wind [of withering, parching, and violent accusations]?
God forbid that I should justify you -- "saying you are right [in your accusations against me]; till I die, I will not put away my integrity from me.
Oh, for a hearing! Oh, for an answer from the Almighty! Let my adversary write out His indictment [and put His vague accusations in tangible form] in a book!
They repay me evil for the good I have done; though I have tried to do good to them, they hurl accusations at me.
They repay my love with accusations, but I continue to pray.
Now at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and brought malicious accusations against the Jews.
Then, as the High Priests went on heaping accusations on Him,
So Pilate asked him again, "Don't you have any answer? Look how many accusations they're bringing against you!"
Jesus also said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who was informed of accusations that his manager was wasting his assets.
And said to them, You brought this Man before me as One Who was perverting and misleading and turning away and corrupting the people; and behold, after examining Him before you, I have not found any offense (crime or guilt) in this Man in regard to your accusations against Him;
I found out that the accusations were about disputed matters in their law, and that there was no charge that merited death or chains.
When I was told that the Jews lay in wait for the man, I sent him to you immediately, charging his accusers also to bring their accusations against him before you. Farewell."
The Jewish leaders supported his accusations by asserting that these things were true.
And when he arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood all around him, bringing many grave accusations against him which they were not able to prove.
If then I am a wrongdoer and a criminal and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not beg off and seek to escape death; but if there is no ground for their accusations against me, no one can give me up and make a present of me [ give me up freely] to them. I appeal to Caesar.
For it seems to me senseless and absurd to send a prisoner and not state the accusations against him.