|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
The enclosure of the tabernacle (Exodus 27:9-19; 40:8), of the temple (1 Kings 6:36), of a prison (Nehemiah 3:25), of a private house (2 Samuel 17:18), and of a king's palace (2 Kings 20:4).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
2. (n.) The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
3. (n.) The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
4. (n.) Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
5. (n.) Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
6. (n.) The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
7. (n.) The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
8. (n.) A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
9. (n.) The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
10. (n.) The session of a judicial assembly.
11. (n.) Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
12. (n.) A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
13. (v. t.) To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.
14. (v. t.) To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.
15. (v. t.) To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.
16. (v. t.) To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
17. (v. i.) To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COURT OF THE SANCTUARY; TABERNACLE; TEMPLE
kort, sank'-tu-a-ri: By "court" (chatser) is meant a clear space enclosed by curtains or walls, or surrounded by buildings. It was always an uncovered enclosure, but might have within its area one or more edifices.
1. The Tabernacle:
The first occurrence of the word is in Exodus 27:9, where it is commanded to "make the court of the tabernacle." The dimensions for this follow in the directions for the length of the linen curtains which were to enclose it. From these we learn that the perimeter of the court was 300 cubits, and that it consisted of two squares, each 75 ft., lying East and West of one another. In the westerly square stood the tabernacle, while in that to the East was the altar of burnt offering. This was the worshipper's square, and every Hebrew who passed through the entrance gate had immediate access to the altar (compare W. Robertson Smith, note on Exodus 20:26, Smith, The Old Testament in the Jewish Church, 435). The admission to this scene of the national solemnities was by the great east gate described in Exodus 27:13-16 (see EAST GATE).
2. Solomon's Temple:
The fundamental conception out of which grew the resolve to build a temple for the worship of Yahweh was that the new structure was to be an enlarged duplicate in stone of the tent of meeting (see TEMPLE). The doubling in size of the holy chambers was accompanied by a doubling of the enclosed area upon which the holy house was to stand. Hitherto a rectangular oblong figure of 150 ft. in length and 75 ft. in breadth had sufficed for the needs of the people in their worship. Now an area of 300 ft. in length and 150 ft. in breadth was enclosed within heavy stone walls, making, as before, two squares, each of 150 ft. This was that "court of the priests" spoken of in 2 Chronicles 4:9, known to its builders as "the inner court" (1 Kings 6:36; compare Jeremiah 36:10). Its walls consisted of "three courses of hewn stone, and a course of cedar beams" (1 Kings 6:36), into which some read the meaning of colonnades. Its two divisions may have been marked by some fence. The innermost division, accessible only to the priests, was the site of the new temple. In the easterly division stood the altar of sacrifice; into this the Hebrew laity had access for worship at the altar. Later incidental allusions imply the existence of "chambers" in the court, and also the accessibility of the laity (compare Jeremiah 35:4; Jeremiah 36:10 Ezekiel 8:16).
3. The Great Court:
In distinction from this "inner" court a second or "outer" court was built by Solomon, spoken of by the Chronicler as "the great court" (2 Chronicles 4:9). Its doors were overlaid with brass (bronze). Wide difference of opinion obtains as to the relation of this outer court to the inner court just described, and to the rest of the Solomonic buildings-particularly to "the great court" of "the house of the forest of Lebanon" of 1 Kings 7:9, 10. Some identify the two, others separate them. Did this court, with its brass-covered gates, extend still farther to the East than the temple "inner" court, with, however, the same breadth as the latter? Or was it, as Keil thinks, a much larger enclosure, surrounding the whole temple area, extending perhaps 150 cubits eastward in front of the priests' court (compare Keil, Biblical Archaeology, I, 171, English translation)? Yet more radical is the view, adopted by many modern authorities, which regards "the great court" as a vast enclosure surrounding the temple and the whole complex of buildings described in 1 Kings 7:1-12 (see the plan, after Stade, in G. A. Smith's Jerusalem, II, 59). In the absence of conclusive data the question must be left undetermined.
4. Ezekiel's Temple:
In Ezekiel's plan of the temple yet to be built, the lines of the temple courts as he had known them in Jerusalem are followed. Two squares enclosed in stone walling, each of 150 ft., lie North and South of one another, and bear the distinctive names, "the inner court" and "the outer court" (Ezekiel 8:16; Ezekiel 10:5).
5. Temple of Herod:
In the Herodian temple the old nomenclature gives place to a new set of terms. The extensive enclosure known later as "the court of the Gentiles" does not appear under that name in the New Testament or in Josephus What we have in the tract Middoth of the Mishna and in Josephus is the mention of two courts, the "court of the priests" and "the court of Israel" (Middoth, ii0.6; v. 1; Josephus, BJ, V, v, 6). The data in regard to both are difficult and conflicting. In Middoth they appear as long narrow strips of 11 cubits in breadth extending at right angles to the temple and the altar across the enclosure-the "court of Israel" being railed off from the "court of the priests" on the East; the latter extending backward as far as the altar, which has a distinct measurement. The design was to prevent the too near approach of the lay Israelite to the altar. Josephus makes the 11 cubits of the "court of Israel" extend round the whole "court of the priests," inclusive of altar and temple (see TEMPLE; and compare G. A. Smith, Jerusalem, II, 506-9, with the reconstruction of Waterhouse in Sacred Sites of the Gospels, 111). For the "women's court," see TREASURY.
Many expressions in the Psalms show how great was the attachment of the devout-minded Hebrew in all ages to those courts of the Lord's house where he was accustomed to worship (e.g. Psalm 65:4; Psalm 84:2; Psalm 92:13; Psalm 96:8; 100:04:00; Psalm 116:19). The courts were the scene of many historical events in the Old Testament and New Testament, and of much of the earthly ministry of Jesus. There was enacted the scene described in the parable of the Pharisee and Publican (Luke 18:10-14).
W. Shaw Caldecott
COURT OF THE GENTILES
See TEMPLE (HEROD'S).
COURT OF THE SABBATH
See COVERED WAY.
GENTILES, COURT OF THE
SABBATH, COURT OF THE
See COVERED WAY.
Court (172 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:21 "You have heard that it was said to the ancient ones,'You shall not murder;' and'Whoever shall murder shall be in danger of the judgment.' (See NAS)
Matthew 5:22 But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother,' Raca!' shall be in danger of the council; and whoever shall say,'You fool!' shall be in danger of the fire of Gehenna. (See NAS)
Matthew 5:25 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. (WEY RSV NIV)
Matthew 26:3 Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas. (WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS)
Matthew 26:58 But Peter followed him from a distance, to the court of the high priest, and entered in and sat with the officers, to see the end. (WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 26:69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the court, and a maid came to him, saying, "You were also with Jesus, the Galilean!" (WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 6:21 At length Herodias found her opportunity. Herod on his birthday gave a banquet to the nobles of his court and to the tribunes and the principal people in Galilee, (WEY RSV)
Mark 14:54 Peter had followed him from a distance, until he came into the court of the high priest. He was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of the fire. (WEB WEY ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 14:66 As Peter was in the courtyard below, one of the maids of the high priest came, (Root in WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 14:68 But he denied it, and said, "I don't know--I don't understand--What do you mean?" And then he went out into the outer court. Just then a cock crowed. (WEY)
Mark 15:16 The soldiers led him away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and they called together the whole cohort. (WEB WEY ASV DBY)
Luke 11:21 When the strong 'man' fully armed guardeth his own court, his goods are in peace: (ASV)
Luke 12:58 For when, with your opponent, you are going before the magistrate, on the way take pains to get out of his power; for fear that, if he should drag you before the judge, the judge may hand you over to the officer of the court, and the officer lodge you in prison. (WEY)
Luke 22:55 When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard, and had sat down together, Peter sat among them. (Root in WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 4:46 So He came once more to Cana in Galilee, where He had made the water into wine. Now there was a certain officer of the King's court whose son was ill at Capernaum. (WEY DBY YLT)
John 8:3 and was teaching them when the Scribes and the Pharisees brought to Him a woman who had been found committing adultery. They made her stand in the centre of the court, and they put the case to Him. (WEY NAS)
John 8:9 They listened to Him, and then, beginning with the eldest, took their departure, one by one, till all were gone. And Jesus was left behind alone--and the woman in the centre of the court. (WEY NAS)
John 18:15 Simon Peter followed Jesus, as did another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the high priest; (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 4:21 The Court added further threats and then let them go, being quite unable to find any way of punishing them on account of the people, because all gave God the glory for the thing that had happened. (WEY)
Acts 5:34 But a Pharisee of the name of Gamaliel, a teacher of the Law, held in honour by all the people, rose from his seat and requested that they should be sent outside the court for a few minutes. (WEY)
Acts 8:27 He arose and went; and behold, there was a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship. (See NAS)
Acts 18:12 But when Gallio became Proconsul of Greece, the Jews with one accord made a dead set at Paul, and brought him before the court. (WEY NIV)
Acts 18:16 So he ordered them out of court. (WEY NIV)
Acts 18:17 Then the people all set upon Sosthenes, the Warden of the synagogue, and beat him severely in front of the court. Gallio did not concern himself in the least about this. (WEY NIV)
Acts 19:38 If therefore Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a matter against anyone, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them press charges against one another. (Root in WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 25:6 When he had stayed among them more than ten days, he went down to Caesarea, and on the next day he sat on the judgment seat, and commanded Paul to be brought. (See NIV)
Acts 25:10 But Paul said, "I am standing before Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as you also know very well. (See NIV)
Acts 25:17 When therefore they had come together here, I didn't delay, but on the next day sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought. (See NIV)
1 Corinthians 4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you, or by man's judgment. Yes, I don't judge my own self. (See NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 6:2 Do you not know that God's people will sit in judgement upon the world? And if you are the court before which the world is to be judged, are you unfit to deal with these petty matters? (WEY NAS)
Galatians 4:17 These men pay court to you, but not with honourable motives. They want to exclude you, so that you may pay court to them. (WEY)
James 2:3 and you pay court to the one who wears the fine clothes, and say, "Sit here; this is a good place;" while to the poor man you say, "Stand there, or sit on the floor at my feet;" (WEY)
James 2:6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Don't the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts? (Root in WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 11:2 Leave out the court which is outside of the temple, and don't measure it, for it has been given to the nations. They will tread the holy city under foot for forty-two months. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 50:4 When the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh, saying, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, please speak in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, (See NIV)
Genesis 50:7 Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, all the elders of the land of Egypt, (See NIV)
Exodus 21:22 "If men fight and hurt a pregnant woman so that she gives birth prematurely, and yet no harm follows, he shall be surely fined as much as the woman's husband demands and the judges allow. (See NIV)
Exodus 23:2 "You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice; (WEB)
Exodus 27:9 "You shall make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen one hundred cubits long for one side: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 27:12 For the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits; their pillars ten, and their sockets ten. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 27:13 The breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 27:16 For the gate of the court shall be a screen of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer; their pillars four, and their sockets four. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 27:17 All the pillars of the court around shall be filleted with silver; their hooks of silver, and their sockets of brass. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 27:18 The length of the court shall be one hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits, of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 27:19 All the instruments of the tabernacle in all its service, and all its pins, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 35:17 the hangings of the court, its pillars, their sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 35:18 the pins of the tabernacle, the pins of the court, and their cords; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 38:9 He made the court: for the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, one hundred cubits; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 38:15 and so for the other side: on this hand and that hand by the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 38:16 All the hangings around the court were of fine twined linen. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 38:17 The sockets for the pillars were of brass. The hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver; and the overlaying of their capitals, of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 38:18 The screen for the gate of the court was the work of the embroiderer, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen. Twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, like to the hangings of the court. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 38:20 All the pins of the tabernacle, and around the court, were of brass. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 38:31 the sockets around the court, the sockets of the gate of the court, all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins around the court. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 39:40 the hangings of the court, its pillars, its sockets, the screen for the gate of the court, its cords, its pins, all the instruments of the service of the tabernacle, for the Tent of Meeting, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 40:8 You shall set up the court around it, and hang up the screen of the gate of the court. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 40:33 He raised up the court around the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the screen of the gate of the court. So Moses finished the work. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 6:16 That which is left of it Aaron and his sons shall eat. It shall be eaten without yeast in a holy place. They shall eat it in the court of the Tent of Meeting (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 6:26 The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it. It shall be eaten in a holy place, in the court of the Tent of Meeting. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 3:26 and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and around the altar, and its cords for all of its service. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 3:37 the pillars of the court around it, their sockets, their pins, and their cords. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 4:26 and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and around the altar, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and whatever shall be done with them. Therein shall they serve. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 4:32 and the pillars of the court around it, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name you shall appoint the instruments of the duty of their burden. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and the judges judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked; (See NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 4:5 And she sat under the palm-tree of Deborah between Ramah and Beth-el in the hill-country of Ephraim; and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment. (See NIV)
Ruth 4:10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, I have purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead on his inheritance, that the name of the dead not be cut off from among his brothers, and from the gate of his place. You are witnesses this day." (See NAS)
Ruth 4:11 All the people who were in the gate, and the elders, said, "We are witnesses. May Yahweh make the woman who has come into your house like Rachel and like Leah, which two built the house of Israel; and treat you worthily in Ephrathah, and be famous in Bethlehem. (See NAS)
2 Samuel 17:18 But a boy saw them, and told Absalom. Then they both went away quickly, and came to the house of a man in Bahurim, who had a well in his court; and they went down there. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 3:15 Solomon awoke; and behold, it was a dream. Then he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and offered up burnt offerings, offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants. (See NIV)
1 Kings 6:36 He built the inner court with three courses of cut stone, and a course of cedar beams. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 7:8 His house where he was to dwell, the other court within the porch, was of the like work. He made also a house for Pharaoh's daughter (whom Solomon had taken as wife), like this porch. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Kings 7:9 All these were of costly stones, even of cut stone, according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside, even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside to the great court. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 7:12 The great court around had three courses of cut stone, and a course of cedar beams; like as the inner court of the house of Yahweh, and the porch of the house. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 8:64 The same day did the king make the middle of the court holy that was before the house of Yahweh; for there he offered the burnt offering, and the meal offering, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar that was before Yahweh was too little to receive the burnt offering, and the meal offering, and the fat of the peace offerings. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 20:4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, (KJV JPS WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 23:11 He took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the house of Yahweh, by the chamber of Nathan Melech the officer, who was in the court; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire. (WEB NIV)
1 Chronicles 26:18 For Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar. (See NIV)
2 Chronicles 4:9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 6:13 (for Solomon had made a bronze scaffold, five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and on it he stood, and kneeled down on his knees before all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven;) (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 7:7 Moreover Solomon made the middle of the court holy that was before the house of Yahweh; for there he offered the burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offering, and the meal offering, and the fat. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 20:5 Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of Yahweh, before the new court; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 24:21 They conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 29:16 The priests went in to the inner part of the house of Yahweh, to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of Yahweh into the court of the house of Yahweh. The Levites took it, to carry it out abroad to the brook Kidron. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 3:25 Palal the son of Uzai repaired over against the turning of the wall, and the tower that stands out from the upper house of the king, which is by the court of the guard. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh repaired (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 1:5 When these days were fulfilled, the king made a seven day feast for all the people who were present in Shushan the palace, both great and small, in the court of the garden of the king's palace. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Esther 2:11 Mordecai walked every day in front of the court of the women's house, to find out how Esther did, and what would become of her. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 4:11 "All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, know, that whoever, whether man or woman, comes to the king into the inner court without being called, there is one law for him, that he be put to death, except those to whom the king might hold out the golden scepter, that he may live. I have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 5:1 Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal clothing, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, next to the king's house. The king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, next to the entrance of the house. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 5:2 When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. So Esther came near, and touched the top of the scepter. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 6:4 The king said, "Who is in the court?" Now Haman had come into the outer court of the king's house, to speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 6:5 The king's servants said to him, "Behold, Haman stands in the court." The king said, "Let him come in." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 5:4 His children are far from safety. They are crushed in the gate. Neither is there any to deliver them, (See NIV)
Job 9:32 For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, that we should come together in judgment. (See NAS NIV)
Job 11:10 If he passes by, or confines, or convenes a court, then who can oppose him? (WEB NIV)
Job 11:19 Also you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. Yes, many shall court your favor. (WEB NIV)
Job 31:21 If I have waved at the fatherless my hand, When I see in 'him' the gate of my court, (YLT NIV)
Psalms 45:12 And the daughter of Tyre with a gift, the rich ones among the people, shall court thy favour. (DBY)
Proverbs 19:6 Many court the favour of a noble; and every one is friend to a man that giveth. (DBY)
Proverbs 22:22 Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court; (WEB NIV)
Proverbs 25:8 Don't be hasty in bringing charges to court. What will you do in the end when your neighbor shames you? (WEB RSV NIV)