627. apologia
Strong's Concordance
apologia: a speech in defense
Original Word: ἀπολογία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: apologia
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ol-og-ee'-ah)
Definition: a speech in defense
Usage: a verbal defense (particularly in a law court).
HELPS Word-studies

627 apología (from 575 /apó, "from" and 3056 /lógos, "intelligent reasoning") – properly, a well-reasoned reply; a thought-out response to adequately address the issue(s) that is raised.

627 /apología ("reasoned defense") is the term for making a legal defense in an ancient court. Today 627 /apología ("biblical apologetics") is used for supplying evidences for the Christian faith.

[An "apology" in classical times had nothing to do with saying, "I'm sorry," but rather was a reasoned argument (defense) that presented evidence (supplied compelling proof).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from apologeomai
a speech in defense
NASB Translation
defense (7), vindication (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 627: ἀπολογία

ἀπολογία, ἀπολογίας, (see ἀπολογέομαι), verbal defense, speech in defense: Acts 25:16; 2 Corinthians 7:11; Philippians 1:7, 17 (16); 2 Timothy 4:16; with a dative of the person who is to hear the defense, to whom one labors to excuse or to make good his cause: 1 Corinthians 9:3; 1 Peter 3:15; in the same sense, ἀπολογία πρός τινα, Acts 22:1 (Xenophon, mem. 4, 8, 5).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
answer for oneself, clearing of self, defense.

From the same as apologeomai; a plea ("apology") -- answer (for self), clearing of self, defence.

see GREEK apologeomai

Forms and Transliterations
απολογια απολογία ἀπολογία ἀπολογίᾳ απολογιαν απολογίαν ἀπολογίαν απολογιας απολογίας ἀπολογίας απόλοιπα απόλοιπον απολοίπου απολοίπων apologia apología apologíāi apologian apologían apologias apologías
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Acts 22:1 N-GFS
GRK: ὑμᾶς νυνὶ ἀπολογίας
NAS: hear my defense which I now
KJV: my defence [which I make] now
INT: you now defense

Acts 25:16 N-GFS
GRK: τόπον τε ἀπολογίας λάβοι περὶ
NAS: an opportunity to make his defense against
KJV: licence to answer for himself concerning
INT: opportunity and of defense he may get concerning

1 Corinthians 9:3 N-NFS
GRK: Ἡ ἐμὴ ἀπολογία τοῖς ἐμὲ
NAS: My defense to those who examine
KJV: Mine answer to them that do examine me
INT: my defense to those me

2 Corinthians 7:11 N-AFS
GRK: σπουδήν ἀλλὰ ἀπολογίαν ἀλλὰ ἀγανάκτησιν
NAS: in you: what vindication of yourselves, what
KJV: yea, [what] clearing of yourselves, yea,
INT: earnestness but [what] defense but anger

Philippians 1:7 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ ἀπολογίᾳ καὶ βεβαιώσει
NAS: in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation
KJV: and in the defence and
INT: in the defense and confirmation

Philippians 1:16 N-AFS
GRK: ὅτι εἰς ἀπολογίαν τοῦ εὐαγγελίου
NAS: that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;
INT: that for defense of the gospel

2 Timothy 4:16 N-DFS
GRK: πρώτῃ μου ἀπολογίᾳ οὐδείς μοι
NAS: At my first defense no one supported
KJV: my first answer no man stood
INT: first of me defense no one me

1 Peter 3:15 N-AFS
GRK: ἀεὶ πρὸς ἀπολογίαν παντὶ τῷ
NAS: [being] ready to make a defense to everyone
KJV: to [give] an answer to every man
INT: [be] always for a defense to everyone

Strong's Greek 627
8 Occurrences

ἀπολογία — 3 Occ.
ἀπολογίαν — 3 Occ.
ἀπολογίας — 2 Occ.

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