|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n. & v. t.) See Defense.
2. (n.) The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.
3. (n.) That which defends or protects; anything employed to oppose attack, ward off violence or danger, or maintain security; a guard; a protection.
4. (n.) Protecting plea; vindication; justification.
5. (n.) The defendant's answer or plea; an opposing or denial of the truth or validity of the plaintiff's or prosecutor's case; the method of proceeding adopted by the defendant to protect himself against the plaintiff's action.
6. (n.) Act or skill in making defense; defensive plan or policy; practice in self defense, as in fencing, boxing, etc.
7. (n.) Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
de-fens'. See COURTS, JUDICIAL.
Defence (48 Occurrences)
Luke 12:11 And when they are bringing you before synagogues and magistrates and governors, do not anxiously ponder the manner or matter of your defence, nor what you are to say; (WEY)
Luke 21:14 "Make up your minds, however, not to prepare a defence beforehand, (WEY DBY)
Acts 18:14 But, when Paul was about to begin his defence, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it had been some wrongful act or piece of cunning knavery I might reasonably have listened to you Jews. (WEY)
Acts 19:33 And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people. (KJV WEY DBY YLT)
Acts 22:1 Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you. (KJV WEY ASV DBY YLT)
Acts 24:10 Then, at a sign from the Governor, Paul answered, "Knowing, Sir, that for many years you have administered justice to this nation, I cheerfully make my defence. (WEY)
Acts 25:8 he making defence -- 'Neither in regard to the law of the Jews, nor in regard to the temple, nor in regard to Caesar -- did I commit any sin.' (YLT)
Acts 25:16 to whom I answered, It is not the custom of the Romans to give up any man before that the accused have the accusers face to face, and he have got opportunity of defence touching the charge. (DBY YLT)
Acts 26:1 Then Agrippa said to Paul, "You have permission to speak about yourself." So Paul, with outstretched arm, proceeded to make his defence. (WEY ASV DBY YLT)
Acts 26:2 Concerning all things of which I am accused by Jews, king Agrippa, I have thought myself happy, being about to make a defence before thee to-day, (YLT)
Acts 26:24 As Paul thus made his defence, Festus exclaimed in a loud voice, "You are raving mad, Paul; and great learning is driving you mad." (WEY DBY YLT)
1 Corinthians 9:3 My defence to them that examine me is this. (ASV DBY YLT)
2 Corinthians 7:11 for, lo, this same thing -- your being made sorry toward God -- how much diligence it doth work in you! but defence, but displeasure, but fear, but longing desire, but zeal, but revenge; in every thing ye did approve yourselves to be pure in the matter. (YLT)
2 Corinthians 12:19 Again, think ye that to you we are making defence? before God in Christ do we speak; and the all things, beloved, 'are' for your up-building, (YLT)
Philippians 1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. (KJV WEY ASV DBY YLT)
Philippians 1:16 These latter preach Him from love to me, knowing that I am here for the defence of the Good News; (WEY ASV DBY)
Philippians 1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. (KJV YLT)
2 Timothy 4:16 At my first defence I had no one at my side, but all deserted me. May it not be laid to their charge. (WEY ASV DBY YLT)
1 Peter 3:15 but in your hearts consecrate Christ as Lord, being always ready to make your defence to any one who asks from you a reason for the hope which you cherish. (WEY YLT)
Numbers 14:9 Only rebel not against Jehovah, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is removed from over them, and Jehovah is with us: fear them not. (ASV DBY JPS YLT)
Numbers 32:17 and we -- we are armed hasting before the sons of Israel till that we have brought them in unto their place; and our infants have dwelt in the cities of defence because of the inhabitants of the land; (YLT)
Numbers 32:36 and Beth-Nimrah, and Beth-Haran, cities of defence, and sheepfolds. (YLT)
Joshua 19:35 and the cities of defence 'are' Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinnereth, (YLT)
2 Kings 11:6 and a third part shall be at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the couriers; and ye shall keep the watch of the house for a defence. (DBY)
2 Chronicles 8:5 And he buildeth Beth-Horon the upper, and Beth-Horon the lower -- cities of defence, with walls, two-leaved doors, and bar -- (YLT)
2 Chronicles 11:5 And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah. (ASV DBY JPS)
Job 13:6 Hear now my defence, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips. (DBY)
Job 22:24 So as to set on the dust a defence, And on a rock of the valleys a covering. (YLT)
Job 22:25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. (KJV YLT)
Psalms 7:10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart. (KJV)
Psalms 31:2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. (KJV JPS ASV DBY)
Psalms 59:9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence. (KJV)
Psalms 59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. (KJV)
Psalms 59:17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy. (KJV)
Psalms 60:7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre. (ASV JPS)
Psalms 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. (KJV)
Psalms 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. (KJV)
Psalms 68:27 There 'is' little Benjamin their ruler, Heads of Judah their defence, Heads of Zebulun -- heads of Naphtali. (YLT)
Psalms 89:18 For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king. (KJV)
Psalms 94:22 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. (KJV)
Psalms 108:8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre. (ASV JPS)
Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Isaiah 4:5 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. (KJV)
Isaiah 19:6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither. (KJV)
Isaiah 33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. (KJV JPS ASV)
Jeremiah 33:4 For thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are broken down 'to make a defence' against the mounds and against the sword; (ASV)
Hosea 8:14 And forget doth Israel his Maker, and buildeth temples, And Judah hath multiplied cities of defence, And I have sent a fire into his cities, And it hath consumed their palaces! (YLT)
Nahum 2:5 He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared. (KJV)