Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) An earnest request or appeal; an answer to a criminal charge; that which is alleged by a party in support of his cause; in a stricter sense, an allegation of fact in a cause, as distinguished from a demurrer; in a still more limited sense, and in modern practice, the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's declaration and demand. That which the plaintiff alleges in his declaration is answered and repelled or justified by the defendant's plea. In chancery practice, a plea is a special answer showing or relying upon one or more things as a cause why the suit should be either dismissed, delayed, or barred. In criminal practice, the plea is the defendant's formal answer to the indictment or information presented against him.
2. (n.) A cause in court; a lawsuit; as, the Court of Common Pleas. See under Common.
3. (n.) That which is alleged or pleaded, in defense or in justification; an excuse; an apology.
Greek627. apologia -- a speech in defense
... answer for oneself, clearing of self, defense. From the same as apologeomai; a plea
("apology") -- answer (for self), clearing of self, defence. ...
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1251. diakouo -- to give a hearing to
626. apologeomai -- to give an account of oneself, hence to defend ...
Strong's Hebrew1779. din -- judgment
... cause, judgment, plea, strife. From diyn; judgement (the suit, justice, sentence
or tribunal); by impl. Also strife -- cause, judgement, plea, strife. ...
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7379. rib -- strife, dispute
A Plea for the Christians
The Plea of Faith
A Prayer for Pardon and Its Plea
A Plea to Mothers.
Christ's Plea for Ignorant Sinners
Concerning the Plea of "Pleasing the Husband. "
Further Answers to the Plea, How am I to Live?
Worldly Business no Plea for the Neglect of Religion
Plea for God's Mercy
A Plea Regarding Christians by Athenagoras, the Athenian
ThesaurusPlea (35 Occurrences)
... That which the plaintiff alleges in his declaration is answered and repelled
or justified by the defendant's plea. ...Plea (35 Occurrences). ...
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Plead (64 Occurrences)
Legal (13 Occurrences)
Lawsuits (4 Occurrences)
Lawsuit (4 Occurrences)
Requiring (5 Occurrences)
Defence (48 Occurrences)
Difficult (31 Occurrences)
Bloodshed (43 Occurrences)
Controversy (21 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordancePlea (35 Occurrences)
Luke 18:3 A widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying,'Defend me from my adversary!'
Genesis 30:6 Rachel said, "God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son." Therefore called she his name Dan.
Numbers 21:3 And the Lord, in answer to the voice of Israel, gave the Canaanites up to them; and they put them and their towns completely to destruction: and that place was named Hormah.
Deuteronomy 17:8 If there arises a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates; then you shall arise, and go up to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose;
2 Samuel 15:4 And Absalom saith, 'Who doth make me a judge in the land, that unto me doth come every man who hath a plea and judgment? -- then I have declared him righteous.'
1 Kings 8:28 Yet have respect for the prayer of your servant, and for his supplication, Yahweh my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which your servant prays before you this day;
1 Kings 8:38 what prayer and supplication soever be made by any man of all Thy people Israel, who shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house;
1 Kings 8:45 then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
1 Kings 8:49 then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven, your dwelling place, and maintain their cause;
1 Kings 8:52 that Thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of Thy servant, and unto the supplication of Thy people Israel, to hearken unto them whensoever they cry unto Thee.
1 Kings 9:3 Yahweh said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your supplication, that you have made before me. I have made this house holy, which you have built, to put my name there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.
2 Chronicles 6:19 Yet have respect for the prayer of your servant, and to his supplication, Yahweh my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which your servant prays before you;
2 Chronicles 6:29 what prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all Thy people Israel, who shall know every man his own plague and his own pain, and shall spread forth his hands toward this house;
2 Chronicles 6:35 then hear from heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
2 Chronicles 33:13 He prayed to him; and he was entreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that Yahweh he was God.
Job 13:6 Hear now my reasoning. Listen to the pleadings of my lips.
Job 35:13 Surely God will not hear an empty cry, neither will the Almighty regard it.
Psalms 17:1 A Prayer by David. Hear, Yahweh, my righteous plea; Give ear to my prayer, that doesn't go out of deceitful lips.
Psalms 35:23 Stir up, and wake to my judgment, My God, and my Lord, to my plea.
Psalms 55:1 For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A contemplation by David. Listen to my prayer, God. Don't hide yourself from my supplication.
Psalms 74:22 Arise, God! Plead your own cause. Remember how the foolish man mocks you all day.
Psalms 102:17 He has responded to the prayer of the destitute, and has not despised their prayer.
Psalms 119:154 Plead my cause, and redeem me! Revive me according to your promise.
Proverbs 6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver yourself, seeing you have come into the hand of your neighbor. Go, humble yourself. Press your plea with your neighbor.
Proverbs 29:7 The righteous knoweth the plea of the poor, The wicked understandeth not knowledge.
Isaiah 1:23 Thy princes 'are' apostates, and companions of thieves, Every one loving a bribe, and pursuing rewards, The fatherless they judge not, And the plea of the widow cometh not to them.
Isaiah 29:21 Who give help to a man in a wrong cause, and who put a net for the feet of him who gives decisions in the public place, taking away a man's right without cause.
Isaiah 32:7 The designs of the false are evil, purposing the destruction of the poor man by false words, even when he is in the right.
Jeremiah 7:16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to Me; for I will not hear thee.
Jeremiah 11:14 And thou, thou dost not pray for this people, Nor dost thou lift up for them cry and prayer, For I do not hearken in the time of their calling unto Me for their vexation.
Jeremiah 18:19 Give heed to me, Yahweh, and listen to the voice of those who contend with me.
Jeremiah 37:20 Now please hear, my lord the king: please let my supplication be presented before you, that you not cause me to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.
Jeremiah 38:26 then you shall tell them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.
Lamentations 3:56 You heard my voice; don't hide your ear at my breathing, at my cry.
Ezekiel 36:37 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: For this, moreover, will I be inquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them: I will increase them with men like a flock.
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