'Against' in the Bible
and said, "If you are God's Son, throw yourself down; for it is written, "'To His angels He will give orders concerning thee, and on their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any moment thou shouldst strike thy foot against a stone.'"
If therefore when you are offering your gift upon the altar, you remember that your brother has a grievance against you,
Come to terms without delay with your opponent while you are yet with him on the way to the court; for fear he should obtain judgement from the magistrate against you, and the magistrate should give you in custody to the officer and you be thrown into prison.
and the heavy rain falls, the swollen torrents come, and the winds blow and beat against the house; yet it does not fall, for its foundation is on rock.
Brother will betray brother to death, and father, child; and children will rise against their own parents and will put them to death.
For I came to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
where there was a man with a shrivelled arm. And they questioned Him, "Is it right to cure people on the Sabbath?" Their intention was to bring a charge against Him.
But the Pharisees after leaving the synagogue consulted together against Him, how they might destroy Him.
"The man who is not with me is against me, and he who is not gathering with me is scattering abroad.
This is why I tell you that men may find forgiveness for every other sin and impious word, but that for impious speaking against the Holy Spirit they shall find no forgiveness.
And whoever shall speak against the Son of Man may obtain forgiveness; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, neither in this nor in the coming age shall he obtain forgiveness."
Then they perceived that He had not warned them against bread-yeast, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
So when they had received it, they grumbled against the employer, saying,
The other ten heard of this, and their indignation was aroused against the two brothers.
"But alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you lock the door of the Kingdom of the Heavens against men; you yourselves do not enter, nor do you allow those to enter who are seeking to do so.
"So that you bear witness against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the Prophets.
For nation will rise in arms against nation, kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places;
Meanwhile the High Priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death;
Then the High Priest stood up and asked Him, "Have you no answer to make? What is it these men are saying in evidence against you?"
When morning came all the High Priests and the Elders of the people consulted together against Jesus to put Him to death;
When however the High Priests and the Elders kept bringing their charges against Him, He said not a word in reply.
"Do you not hear," asked Pilate, "what a mass of evidence they are bringing against you?"
Over His head they placed a written statement of the charge against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
He then laid it in his own new tomb which he had hewn in the solid rock, and after rolling a great stone against the door of the tomb he went home.
They closely watched Him to see whether He would cure him on the Sabbath--so as to have a charge to bring against Him.
But no sooner had the Pharisees left the synagogue than they held a consultation with the Herodians against Jesus, to devise some means of destroying Him.
but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, he remains for ever unabsolved: he is guilty of a sin of the Ages."
But when He saw them distressed with rowing (for the wind was against them)
and when He admonished them, "See to it, be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod,"
He replied, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman, commits adultery against the first wife;
But whenever you stand praying, if you have a grievance against any one, forgive it, so that your Father in Heaven may also forgive you your offences."
Moreover in the course of His teaching He said, "Be on your guard against the Scribes who like to walk about in long robes and to be bowed to in places of public resort,
For nation will rise in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These miseries are but like the early pains of childbirth.
"Brother will betray brother to be killed, and fathers will betray children; and children will rise against their parents and have them put to death.
Meanwhile the High Priests and the entire Sanhedrin were endeavouring to get evidence against Jesus in order to put Him to death, but could find none;
for though many gave false testimony against Him, their statements did not tally.
At last the High Priest stood up, and advancing into the midst of them all, asked Jesus, "Have you no answer to make? What is the meaning of all this that these witnesses allege against you?"
Pilate again and again asked Him, "Do you make no reply? Listen to the many charges they are bringing against you."
Over His head was the notice in writing of the charge against Him: THE KING OF THE JEWS.
He, having bought a sheet of linen, took Him down, wrapped Him in the sheet and laid Him in a tomb hewn in the rock; after which he rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb.
Symeon blessed them and said to Mary the mother, "This child is appointed for the falling and the uprising of many in Israel and for a token to be spoken against;
and 'On their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest at any moment thou shouldst strike thy foot against a stone.'"
The Scribes and the Pharisees were on the watch to see whether He would cure him on the Sabbath that they might be able to bring an accusation against Him.
But he who has heard and not practised is like a man who has built a house upon the soft soil without a foundation, against which the torrent bursts, and immediately it collapses, and terrible is the wreck and ruin of that house."
Wherever they refuse to receive you, as you leave that town shake off the very dust from your feet as a protest against them."
"Do not forbid him," said Jesus, "for he who is not against you is on your side."
Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever is not gathering with me is scattering abroad.
"Moreover every one who shall speak against the Son of Man, may obtain forgiveness; but he who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never obtain forgiveness.
And to the people He said, "Take care, be on your guard against all covetousness, for no one's life consists in the superabundance of his possessions."
For from this time there will be in one house five persons split into parties. Three will form a party against two and two will form a party against three;
father against son and son against father; mother attacking daughter and daughter her mother, mother-in-law her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law her mother-in-law."
Or what king, marching to encounter another king in war, does not first sit down and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand men to meet the one who is advancing against him with twenty thousand?
I will rise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before you:
"'Father,' cried the son, 'I have sinned against Heaven and before you: no longer do I deserve to be called a son of yours.'
Then He said to them, "Nation will rise in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
"You have brought this man to me on a charge of corrupting the loyalty of the people. But, you see, I have examined him in your presence and have discovered in the man no ground for the accusations which you bring against him.
If a child is circumcised even on a Sabbath day, are you bitter against me because I have restored a man to perfect health on a Sabbath day?
They asked this in order to put Him to the test, so that they might have some charge to bring against Him. But Jesus leant forward and began to write with His finger on the ground.
Jesus, however, again restraining His strong feeling, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone had been laid against the mouth of it.
I am not speaking of all of you. I know whom I have chosen, but things are as they are in order that the Scripture may be fulfilled, which says, 'He who eats my bread has lifted up his heel against me.'
Accordingly Pilate came out to them and inquired, "What accusation have you to bring against this man?"
Upon receiving this answer, Pilate was for releasing Him. But the Jews kept shouting, "If you release this man, you are no friend of Caesar's. Every one who sets himself up as king declares himself a rebel against Caesar."
The kings of the earth came near, and the rulers assembled together against the Lord and against His Anointed.'"
But if it is really from God, you will be powerless to put them down--lest perhaps you find yourselves to be actually fighting against God."
About this time, as the number of disciples was increasing, complaints were made by the Greek-speaking Jews against the Hebrews because their widows were habitually overlooked in the daily ministration.
Then they privately put forward men who declared, "We have heard him speak blasphemous things against Moses and against God."
Here they brought forward false witnesses who declared, "This fellow is incessantly speaking against the Holy Place and the Law.
Then, rising on his knees, he cried aloud, "Lord, do not reckon this sin against them." And with these words he fell asleep.
And Saul fully approved of his murder. At this time a great persecution broke out against the Church in Jerusalem, and all except the Apostles were scattered throughout Judaea and Samaria.
But the Jews influenced the gentlewomen of rank who worshipped with them, and also the leading men in the city, and stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas and drove them out of the district.
But they shook off the dust from their feet as a protest against them and came to Iconium;
But the Jews who had refused obedience stirred up the Gentiles and embittered their minds against the brethren.
"My judgement, therefore, is against inflicting unexpected annoyance on those of the Gentiles who are turning to God.
The crowd, too, joined in the outcry against them, till at length the praetors ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods;
If, however, Demetrius and the mechanics who support his contention have a grievance against any one, there are Assize-days and there are Proconsuls: let the persons interested accuse one another.
But, when the seven days were nearly over, the Jews from the province of Asia, having seen Paul in the Temple, set about rousing the fury of all the people against him.
They laid hands on him, crying out, "Men of Israel, help! help! This is the man who goes everywhere preaching to everybody against the Jewish people and the Law and this place. And besides, he has even brought Gentiles into the Temple and has desecrated this holy place."
Some of the crowd shouted one accusation against Paul and some another, until, as the uproar made it impossible for the truth to be ascertained with certainty, the Tribune ordered him to be brought into the barracks.
the Tribune ordered him to be brought into the barracks, and be examined by flogging, in order to ascertain the reason why they thus cried out against him.
The next day, wishing to know exactly what charge was being brought against him by the Jews, the Tribune ordered his chains to be removed; and, having sent word to the High Priests and all the Sanhedrin to assemble, he brought Paul down and made him stand before them.
But now that I have received information of an intended attack upon him, I immediately send him to you, directing his accusers also to state before you the case they have against him."
Five days after this, Ananias the High Priest came down to Caesarea with a number of Elders and a pleader called Tertullus. They stated to the Governor the case against Paul.
You, however, by examining him, will yourself be able to learn the truth as to all this which we allege against him."
Nor can they prove the charges which they are now bringing against me.
They ought to have been here before you, and to have been my prosecutors, if they have any charge to bring against me.
The High Priests and the leading men among the Jews immediately made representations to him against Paul, and begged him--
Upon Paul's arrival, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood round him, and brought many grave charges against him which they were unable to substantiate.
But, in reply, Paul said, "Neither against the Jewish Law, nor against the Temple, nor against Caesar, have I committed any offence whatever."
"I am standing before Caesar's tribunal," replied Paul, "where alone I ought to be tried. The Jews have no real ground of complaint against me, as in fact you yourself are beginning to see more clearly.
If, however, I have done wrong and have committed any offence for which I deserve to die, I do not ask to be excused that penalty. But if there is no truth in what these men allege against me, no one has the right to give me up to them as a favour. I appeal to Caesar."
about whom, when I went to Jerusalem, the High Priests and the Elders of the Jews made representations to me, begging that sentence might be pronounced against him.
My reply was that it is not the custom among the Romans to give up any one for punishment before the accused has had his accusers face to face, and has had an opportunity of defending himself against the charge which has been brought against him.
For, when sending a prisoner to Rome, it seems to me to be absurd not to state the charges against him."
"As regards all the accusations brought against me by the Jews," he said, "I think myself fortunate, King Agrippa, in being about to defend myself to-day before you,
And that was how I acted in Jerusalem. Armed with authority received from the High Priests I shut up many of God's people in various prisons, and when they were about to be put to death I gave my vote against them.
We all fell to the ground; and I heard a voice which said to me in Hebrew, "'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? You are finding it painful to kick against the ox-goad.'
Putting to sea again, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us;
She was unable to make headway against the gale; so we gave up and let her drive.
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