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And Stephen declared: "Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,
Brothers, children of Abraham, and you Gentiles who fear God, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.
Acts 23:1, 6
Paul looked directly at the Sanhedrin and said, "Brothers, I have conducted myself before God in all good conscience to this day." . . .
After three days, he called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had gathered, he said to them, "Brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers, I was taken prisoner in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans.
The Jews in the crowd pushed Alexander forward to explain himself, and he motioned for silence so he could make his defense to the people.
When the governor motioned for Paul to speak, he began his response: "Knowing that you have been a judge over this nation for many years, I gladly make my defense.
Acts 25:8, 16
Then Paul made his defense: "I have committed no offense against the law of the Jews or against the temple or against Caesar." . . .
Acts 26:1, 2, 24
Agrippa said to Paul, "You have permission to speak for yourself." Then Paul stretched out his hand and began his defense: . . .
When you are brought before the synagogues, rulers, and authorities, do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say.
So make up your mind not to worry beforehand how to defend yourselves.
since they show that the work of the Law is written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts either accusing or defending them.
1 Corinthians 9:3
This is my defense to those who scrutinize me:
2 Corinthians 7:11
Consider what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what zeal, what vindication! In every way you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.
2 Corinthians 12:19
Have you been thinking all along that we were making a defense to you? We speak before God in Christ, and all of this, beloved, is to build you up.
Philippians 1:7, 17
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart. For in my chains and in my defense and confirmation of the gospel, you are all partners in grace with me. . . .
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first defense, no one stood with me, but everyone deserted me. May it not be charged against them.
1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope you possess. But respond with gentleness and respect,
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