Acts 25:16
I told them it was not the Roman custom to hand a man over before he has an opportunity to face his accusers and defend himself against their charges.
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Luke 12:11
When you are brought before the synagogues, rulers, and authorities, do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say.

Acts 23:30
When I was informed that there was a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also instructed his accusers to present their case against him before you."

Acts 23:35
he said, "I will hear your case when your accusers arrive." Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod's Praetorium.

Acts 25:4
But Festus replied, "Paul is being held in Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon.

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It is not.

Acts 25:4, 5
But Festus replied, "Paul is being held in Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon. . . .

and have.

Acts 26:1
Agrippa said to Paul, "You have permission to speak for yourself." Then Paul stretched out his hand and began his defense:

Deuteronomy 17:4
and if it is reported and you hear about it, you must investigate it thoroughly. If the report is true and such an abomination has happened in Israel,

Deuteronomy 19:17, 18
both parties to the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD, before the priests and judges who are in office at that time. . . .

Proverbs 18:13, 17
He who answers a matter before he hears it--this is folly and disgrace to him. . . .

John 7:51
"Does our law convict a man without first hearing from him to determine what he has done?"

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