'Accuse' in the Bible
The men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph’s house; and [expecting the worst] they said, “It is because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time [we came] that we are being brought in, so that he may find a reason to accuse us and assail us, and take us as slaves, and seize our donkeys.”
If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing,
He said to them, "The Lord is witness against you, and his chosen king is witness this day, that you have not found any reason to accuse me." They said, "He is witness!"
Is today the first time I inquired of God for him? Absolutely not! The king shouldn't accuse his servant, or any of my father's family of anything, because your servant didn't know anything at all about this."
Abner was very angry about Ish-bosheth’s accusation. “Am I a dog’s head who belongs to Judah?” he asked. “All this time I’ve been loyal to the house of your father Saul, to his brothers, and to his friends and haven’t handed you over to David, but now you accuse me of wrongdoing with this woman!
I will cling to my righteousness and never let it go.My conscience will not accuse me as long as I live!
Violent men perjure themselves, and falsely accuse me.
And those paying evil for good accuse me, Because of my pursuing good.
You have done these things, and I kept silent. You thought that I was just like you. I will rebuke you, and accuse you in front of your eyes.
He will not always accuse usor be angry forever.
In return for my love they accuse me,but I continue to pray.
Don’t accuse anyone without cause,when he has done you no harm.
Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.
those who, with their speech,accuse a person of wrongdoing,who set a trap at the gate for the mediator,and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.
No weapon forged to be used against you will succeed; you will refute everyone who tries to accuse you. This is what the Lord will do for his servants -- I will vindicate them," says the Lord.
For I will not accuse you forever,and I will not always be angry;for then the spirit would grow weak before Me,even the breath of man, which I have made.
"Therefore I'll again accuse you," declares the LORD, "and I'll accuse your grandchildren."
But those in Jerusalem will view it as a false omen. They have sworn solemn oaths, but the king of Babylon will accuse them of violations in order to seize them.
Do not let anyone accuse or contend against anyone else: for my case is against you priests!
Ephraim boasts, "I am very rich! I have become wealthy! In all that I have done to gain my wealth, no one can accuse me of any offense that is actually sinful."
Listen, all you nations! Pay attention, all inhabitants of earth! The sovereign Lord will testify against you; the Lord will accuse you from his majestic palace.
“For the stone will cry out from the wall [to accuse you—built in sin!]And the rafter will answer it out of the woodwork.
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, with Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.
And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
And the chief priests began to accuse Him of many things.
And Pilate again asked him, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they accuse thee of.
And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
And the scribes and the Pharisees were watching if he would heal on the sabbath, that they might find something of which to accuse him.
Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
Then the whole assembly rose and brought Him to Pilate, and began to accuse Him.
And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
Meanwhile, the high priests and the scribes stood nearby and continued to accuse him vehemently.
Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
So if Demetrius and his workers have a charge against anyone, the courts are open and there are proconsuls. They should accuse one another there.
And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,
Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.
Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
But some Jews from Asia were there, and they should be here before you to accuse me if they have anything against me.
Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.
For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.
When his accusers stood up, they didn't accuse him of any of the crimes I was expecting.
But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.
They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts. Their consciences confirm this. Their competing thoughts will either accuse or excuse them
Who will accuse God's elect? It is God who justifies!
But as for me, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision [as I had done before I met Christ; and as some accuse me of doing now, as necessary for salvation], why am I still being persecuted [by Jews]? In that case the stumbling block of the cross [to unbelieving Jews] has been abolished.
Therefore, I want younger women to marry, have children, manage their households, and give the adversary no opportunity to accuse us.
Believers, do not speak against or slander one another. He who speaks [self-righteously] against a brother or judges his brother [hypocritically], speaks against the Law and judges the Law. If you judge the Law, you are not a doer of the Law but a judge of it.
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
Beloved, if our heart does not convict us [of guilt], we have confidence [complete assurance and boldness] before God;
Then I heard a loud voice speaking in Heaven. It said, "The salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God have now come, and the sovereignty of His Christ; for the accuser of our brethren has been hurled down--he who, day after day and night after night, was wont to accuse them in the presence of God.
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