|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
2. (v. t.) To lay on or impose, as a task, duty, or trust; to command, instruct, or exhort with authority; to enjoin; to urge earnestly; as, to charge a jury; to charge the clergy of a diocese; to charge an agent.
3. (v. t.) To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
4. (v. t.) To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples.
5. (v. t.) To place something to the account of as a debt; to debit, as, to charge one with goods. Also, to enter upon the debit side of an account; as, to charge a sum to one.
6. (v. t.) To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge.
7. (v. t.) To accuse; to make a charge or assertion against (a person or thing); to lay the responsibility (for something said or done) at the door of.
8. (v. t.) To place within or upon any firearm, piece of apparatus or machinery, the quantity it is intended and fitted to hold or bear; to load; to fill; as, to charge a gun; to charge an electrical machine, etc.
9. (v. t.) To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding.
10. (v. t.) To assume as a bearing; as, he charges three roses or; to add to or represent on; as, he charges his shield with three roses or.
11. (v. t.) To call to account; to challenge.
12. (v. t.) To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
13. (v. i.) To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets.
14. (v. i.) To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.
15. (v. i.) To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.
16. (v. i.) To squat on its belly and be still; -- a command given by a sportsman to a dog.
17. (n.) A load or burden laid upon a person or thing.
18. (n.) A person or thing committed or entrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.
19. (v. t.) Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obligation; duty.
20. (v. t.) Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
21. (v. t.) Harm.
22. (n.) An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.
23. (n.) An address (esp. an earnest or impressive address) containing instruction or exhortation; as, the charge of a judge to a jury; the charge of a bishop to his clergy.
24. (n.) An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged.
25. (v. t.) Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; -- usually in the plural.
26. (n.) The price demanded for a thing or service.
27. (n.) An entry or a account of that which is due from one party to another; that which is debited in a business transaction; as, a charge in an account book.
28. (v. t.) That quantity, as of ammunition, electricity, ore, fuel, etc., which any apparatus, as a gun, battery, furnace, machine, etc., is intended to receive and fitted to hold, or which is actually in it at one time
29. (n.) The act of rushing upon, or towards, an enemy; a sudden onset or attack, as of troops, esp. cavalry; hence, the signal for attack; as, to sound the charge.
30. (n.) A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge.
31. (n.) A soft of plaster or ointment.
32. (n.) A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8.
33. (n.) Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; -- called also charre.
34. (n.) Weight; import; value.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
charj, char'-ja-b'-l (from Latin carrus, "a wagon," hence, "to lay or put a load on or in," "to burden, or be a burden"):
(1) of a special duty mishmereth, ("thing to be watched"), "the charge of Yahweh" (Leviticus 8:35), the injunctions given in Exodus 29; "the charge of the tabernacle" (Numbers 1:53); "the charge of the sons of Getshon" (Numbers 3:25);
(2) of the burden of expense (kabhedh, "to be, or make heavy"; adapanos, "without expense"), "lest we be chargeable unto thee" (2 Samuel 13:25 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "burdensome"); "The former governors. were charge unto the people" (Nehemiah 5:15 margin "laid burdens upon"); "that. I may make the gospel without charge" (1 Corinthians 9:18; see CHARGES);
(3) of oversight, care, custody, "Who gave him a charge over the earth?" (Job 34:13); "to have the charge of the gate" (2 Kings 7:17); "charge of the vessels of service" (1 Chronicles 9:28); "cause ye them that have charge (pequddoth, "inspectors") over the city" (Ezekiel 9:1); "who had the charge of all her treasure" (Acts 8:27 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "was over");
(4) of a command, injunction, requirement, "He gave him a charge" (Genesis 28:6); "His father charged the people with the oath" (1 Samuel 14:27); "Jesus strictly (m "sternly") charged them" (Matthew 9:30); "I charge you by the Lord" (1 Thessalonians 5:27 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "adjure"); "having received such a charge" (Acts 16:24, paraggelia, "private or extra message"); "This charge I commit unto thee" (1 Timothy 1:18);
(5) of blame, responsibility, reckoning, "Lord, lay not this sin to their charge" (Acts 7:60); "nothing laid to his charge" (Acts 23:29); "Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect?" (Romans 8:33).
M. O. Evans
Charge (379 Occurrences)
Matthew 4:6 and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,'He will put his angels in charge of you.' and,'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you don't dash your foot against a stone.'" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Matthew 6:25 For this reason I charge you not to be over-anxious about your lives, inquiring what you are to eat or what you are to drink, nor yet about your bodies, inquiring what clothes you are to put on. Is not the life more precious than its food, and the body than its clothing? (WEY)
Matthew 12:10 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. (WEY)
Matthew 12:16 And charged them that they should not make him known: (Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Matthew 16:20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. (Root in KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)
Matthew 24:45 "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has set over his household, to give them their food in due season? (See NAS NIV)
Matthew 24:47 Most certainly I tell you that he will set him over all that he has. (See NAS NIV)
Matthew 25:21 "'You have done well, good and trustworthy servant,' replied his master; 'you have been trustworthy in the management of a little, I will put you in charge of much: share your master's joy.' (WEY NAS NIV)
Matthew 25:23 "'Good and trustworthy servant, you have done well,' his master replied; 'you have been trustworthy in the management of a little, I will put you in charge of much: share your master's joy.' (WEY NAS NIV)
Matthew 26:63 But Jesus held his peace. The high priest answered him, "I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God." (See NIV)
Matthew 27:14 He gave him no answer, not even one word, so that the governor marveled greatly. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 27:37 Over His head they placed a written statement of the charge against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. (WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 3:2 They closely watched Him to see whether He would cure him on the Sabbath--so as to have a charge to bring against Him. (WEY)
Mark 3:21 When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane." (See NIV)
Mark 9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. (KJV WBS YLT)
Mark 13:34 "It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 14:65 Thereupon some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, while striking Him with their fists and crying, "Prove that you are a prophet." The officers too struck Him with open hands as they took Him in charge. (WEY)
Mark 15:26 Over His head was the notice in writing of the charge against Him: THE KING OF THE JEWS. (WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 4:10 for it is written,'He will put his angels in charge of you, to guard you;' (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Luke 12:42 "Who, then," replied the Lord, "is the faithful and intelligent steward whom his Master will put in charge of His household to serve out their rations at the proper times? (WEY NAS NIV)
Luke 12:44 Truly I tell you, that he will set him over all that he has. (See NAS NIV)
Luke 16:9 "But I charge you, so to use the wealth which is ever tempting to dishonesty as to win friends who, when it fails, shall welcome you to the tents that never perish. (WEY)
Luke 19:17 "He said to him,'Well done, you good servant! Because you were found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.' (See NIV)
Luke 19:19 "So he said to him,'And you are to be over five cities.' (See NIV)
Luke 23:4 Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes, "I find no basis for a charge against this man." (WEB NIV)
Luke 23:14 and said to them, "You brought this man to me as one that perverts the people, and see, I have examined him before you, and found no basis for a charge against this man concerning those things of which you accuse him. (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
John 8:6 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. (WEY RSV)
John 10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father." (See RSV)
John 12:6 The reason he said this was not that he cared for the poor, but that he was a thief, and that being in charge of the money-box, he used to steal what was put into it. (WEY)
John 13:29 For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus said to him, "Buy what things we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor. (See NIV)
John 18:38 Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" When he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no basis for a charge against him. (WEB NIV)
John 19:4 Then Pilate went out again, and said to them, "Behold, I bring him out to you, that you may know that I find no basis for a charge against him." (WEB NIV)
John 19:6 When therefore the chief priests and the officers saw him, they shouted, saying, "Crucify! Crucify!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves, and crucify him, for I find no basis for a charge against him." (WEB NIV)
John 19:16 So then he delivered him to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led him away. (See NIV)
Acts 6:3 Therefore select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. (See NAS)
Acts 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep. (KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Acts 8:25 So the Apostles, after giving a solemn charge and delivering the Lord's Message, travelled back to Jerusalem, making known the Good News also in many of the Samaritan villages. (WEY)
Acts 8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, (KJV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 11:30 which they also did, sending it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul. (See NAS)
Acts 13:28 Though they found no cause for death, they still asked Pilate to have him killed. (See RSV)
Acts 15:5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees who believed, saying, It is needful to circumcise them, and to charge them to keep the law of Moses. (ASV RSV)
Acts 15:24 seeing we have heard that certain having gone forth from us did trouble you with words, subverting your souls, saying to be circumcised and to keep the law, to whom we did give no charge, (YLT)
Acts 16:18 And this she did for many days. But Paul, being sore troubled, turned and said to the spirit, I charge thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And it came out that very hour. (ASV RSV)
Acts 16:23 many blows also having laid upon them, they cast them to prison, having given charge to the jailor to keep them safely, (YLT)
Acts 16:24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 22:30 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. (WEY)
Acts 23:28 And desiring to know the charge on which they accused him, I brought him down to their council; (DBY NAS RSV)
Acts 23:29 I found him to be accused about questions of their law, but not to be charged with anything worthy of death or of imprisonment. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Acts 24:9 The Jews also joined in the charge, maintaining that these were facts. (WEY ASV RSV)
Acts 24:19 They ought to have been here before you, and to have been my prosecutors, if they have any charge to bring against me. (WEY NIV)
Acts 24:23 And he gave order to the centurion that he should be kept in charge, and should have indulgence; and not to forbid any of his friends to minister unto him. (ASV)
Acts 25:4 Howbeit Festus answered, that Paul was kept in charge at Caesarea, and that he himself was about to depart 'thither' shortly. (ASV)
Acts 25:16 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. (WEY DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 25:18 Concerning whom, when the accusers stood up, they brought no charge of such things as I supposed; (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 28:19 But, at last, the opposition of the Jews compelled me to appeal to Caesar; not however that I had any charge to bring against my nation. (WEY RSV NIV)
Romans 3:8 And why should we not say--for so they wickedly misrepresent us, and so some charge us with arguing--"Let us do evil that good may come"? The condemnation of those who would so argue is just. (WEY DBY RSV)
Romans 3:9 What then? Are we Jews more highly estimated than they? Not in the least; for we have already charged all Jews and Gentiles alike with being in thraldom to sin. (Root in WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 4:8 Blessed is the man whom the Lord will by no means charge with sin." (WEB)
Romans 8:33 Who could bring a charge against God's chosen ones? It is God who justifies. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 7:10 But unto the married I give charge, 'yea' not I, but the Lord, That the wife depart not from her husband (ASV RSV)
1 Corinthians 9:18 What then is my reward? That, when I preach the Good News, I may present the Good News of Christ without charge, so as not to abuse my authority in the Good News. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 11:17 But in giving you this charge, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better but for the worse. (ASV)
2 Corinthians 8:20 For against one thing we are on our guard--I mean against blame being thrown upon us in respect to these large and liberal contributions which are under our charge. (WEY)
2 Corinthians 11:7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached to you God's Good News free of charge? (WEB NAS NIV)
2 Corinthians 12:13 For in what is it that ye have been inferior to the other assemblies, unless that I myself have not been in laziness a charge upon you? Forgive me this injury. (DBY)
2 Corinthians 12:14 Behold, this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be in laziness a charge; for I do not seek yours, but you; for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. (DBY)
2 Corinthians 13:1 This intended visit of mine is my third visit to you. "On the evidence of two or three witnesses every charge shall be sustained." (WEY RSV)
Galatians 3:24 So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. (See NIV)
1 Thessalonians 2:6 nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have been a charge as Christ's apostles; (DBY)
1 Thessalonians 4:2 For ye know what charge we gave you through the Lord Jesus. (ASV DBY)
1 Thessalonians 5:12 But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you, (See NAS)
1 Thessalonians 5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. (KJV WEY WBS YLT NIV)
1 Timothy 1:3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, (KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)
1 Timothy 1:5 But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and faith unfeigned: (ASV YLT RSV)
1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Timothy 3:10 And let these be first proved, then let them minister, being without charge against them. (DBY)
1 Timothy 4:11 Charge these things, and teach; (YLT)
1 Timothy 5:7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless. (KJV WBS YLT)
1 Timothy 5:19 Don't receive an accusation against an elder, except at the word of two or three witnesses. (See RSV)
1 Timothy 5:21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. (KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Timothy 6:13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; (KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS NIV)
1 Timothy 6:14 that you keep the commandment without spot, blameless, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ; (See RSV)
1 Timothy 6:17 Charge those who are rich in this present world that they not be haughty, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on the living God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy; (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)
2 Timothy 1:14 That precious treasure which is in your charge, guard through the Holy Spirit who has His home in our hearts. (WEY)
2 Timothy 2:14 Bring all this to men's remembrances, solemnly charging them in the presence of God not to waste time in wrangling about mere words, a course which is altogether unprofitable and tends only to the ruin of the hearers. (See NAS RSV)
2 Timothy 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; (KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. (KJV WEY WBS RSV)
Titus 1:3 (and He manifested in proper times His word,) in preaching, which I was entrusted with, according to a charge of God our Saviour, (YLT)
Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that were wanting, and appoint elders in every city, as I gave thee charge; (ASV)
Titus 1:6 if any one be free from all charge against him, husband of one wife, having believing children not accused of excess or unruly. (DBY RSV NIV)
Titus 1:7 For the overseer must be free from all charge against him as God's steward; not headstrong, not passionate, not disorderly through wine, not a striker, not seeking gain by base means; (DBY)
Titus 2:15 these things be speaking, and exhorting, and convicting, with all charge; let no one despise thee! (YLT)
Philemon 1:18 But if he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, put that to my account. (See NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 5:2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, not for dishonest gain, but willingly; (See RSV)
1 Peter 5:3 neither as lording it over the charge allotted to you, but making yourselves ensamples to the flock. (ASV NAS RSV)
2 Peter 2:11 when angels, who are greater in might and power, do not bring against them, before the Lord, an injurious charge. (DBY)
Revelation 14:18 Another angel came out from the altar, he who has power over fire, and he called with a great voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Send forth your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for the earth's grapes are fully ripe!" (See NIV)
Revelation 16:5 I heard the angel of the waters saying, "You are righteous, who are and who were, you Holy One, because you have judged these things. (See NIV)
Revelation 21:12 It has a wall, massive and high, with twelve large gates, and in charge of the gates were twelve angels. And overhead, above the gates, names were inscribed which are those of the twelve tribes of the descendants of Israel. (WEY)
Genesis 2:16 And Jehovah God layeth a charge on the man, saying, 'Of every tree of the garden eating thou dost eat; (YLT)