Challenge
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any kind; a defiance; specifically, a summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons.

2. (n.) The act of a sentry in halting any one who appears at his post, and demanding the countersign.

3. (n.) A claim or demand.

4. (n.) The opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game.

5. (n.) An exception to a juror or to a member of a court martial, coupled with a demand that he should be held incompetent to act; the claim of a party that a certain person or persons shall not sit in trial upon him or his cause.

6. (n.) An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered.

7. (n.) To call to a contest of any kind; to call to answer; to defy.

8. (n.) To call, invite, or summon to answer for an offense by personal combat.

9. (n.) To claim as due; to demand as a right.

10. (n.) To censure; to blame.

11. (n.) To question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines); as, the sentinel challenged us, with Who comes there?

12. (n.) To take exception to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation.

13. (n.) To object to or take exception to, as to a juror, or member of a court.

14. (n.) To object to the reception of the vote of, as on the ground that the person in not qualified as a voter.

15. (v. i.) To assert a right; to claim a place.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHALLENGE

chal'-enj: Only in Exodus 22:9, where the King James Version has taken Hebrew 'amar, "say," in the sense of "claim." the Revised Version (British and American) "whereof one saith, This is it," points more definitely to the idea of identification of the stolen personal property.

Greek
4292. prokaleo -- to call forth, challenge
... to call forth, challenge. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: prokaleo Phonetic
Spelling: (prok-al-eh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I provoke, stimulate ...
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2347. thlipsis -- tribulation
... 2347 ("compression, tribulation") carries the challenge of coping with the pressure
of a , especially when feeling there is "no way of escape" ("hemmed in"). ...
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2092. hetoimos -- prepared
... 2092 (from , "fitting") -- because; "standing by," ready to meet the opportunity
(challenge) at hand; because the necessary are (or are sure to happen as needed ...
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Strong's Hebrew
559. amar -- to utter, say
... answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge,. A
primitive root; to say (used with great latitude) -- answer ...
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Library

A Challenge and a Shield
... A Challenge and a Shield. A Sermon (No.2240). Intended for Reading on
Lord's-Day, January 24th, 1892,. Delivered by. CH SPURGEON,. At ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 38 1892/a challenge and a shield.htm

The Believer's Challenge
... The Believer's Challenge. A Sermon (No.256). ... He is safe, and he must be saved, though
all things pass away. And now this brings me to the challenge. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/the believers challenge.htm

A Review and a Challenge
... A Review And A Challenge. The Social Principles of Jesus Demand Personal Allegiance
and Social Action ... To those four men Jesus was an incarnate challenge. ...
/.../rauschenbusch/the social principles of jesus/chapter xii a review and.htm

Challenge to the Accusers as to the Alleged Letter.
... Chapter II. 11. Challenge to the accusers as to the alleged letter. Now I have
already called upon God, and His Word, the Only-begotten ...
/.../select works and letters or athanasius/11 challenge to the accusers.htm

A Challenge.
... Homily IV. Chapter VIII."A Challenge. I answered: "I accept, indeed, your kindly
affection towards me, but I take exception to your ignorance. ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter viii a challenge.htm

Challenge by Caiaphas.
... Book I. Chapter XLIV."Challenge by Caiaphas. "But when we twelve apostles,
on the day of the passover, had come together with ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xliv challenge by caiaphas.htm

Simon's Challenge.
... Book II. Chapter XXXII."Simon's Challenge. Then said Simon: "I am astonished
at your folly. For you so propound the words of your ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xxxii simons challenge.htm

Simon's Challenge.
... Homily III. Chapter XXXVIII."Simon's Challenge. When Peter had thus spoken,
Simon, at the outside of the crowd, cried aloud: [978 ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter xxxviii simons challenge.htm

The Challenge of Christ's Authority.
... TUESDAY"THE DAY OF CONTROVERSY THE CHALLENGE OF CHRIST'S AUTHORITY. And
they came again to Jerusalem. And all the people came ...
//christianbookshelf.org/barton/his life/the challenge of christs authority.htm

The Social Challenge to the Church
... CHAPTER IV THE SOCIAL CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCH. The task of the minister
is primarily to deal with man, either in his own personal ...
/.../vogt/church cooperation in community life/chapter iv the social challenge.htm

Thesaurus
Challenge (6 Occurrences)
... The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered. ... 12. (n.) To take exception
to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation. ...
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Defy (10 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To provoke to combat or strife; to call out to combat; to challenge; to
dare; to brave; to set at defiance; to treat with contempt; as, to defy an enemy ...
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Dare (19 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.
3. (vt) To challenge; to provoke; to defy. ... 5. (n.) Defiance; challenge. ...
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Elamites (2 Occurrences)
... of Ur (4) Elam Becomes Predominant 2280 Years BC (5) The Extension of Elamite Authority
Westward (6) Babylonia Again Supreme (7) Hurbatila's Challenge to Kuri ...
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Elam (24 Occurrences)
... of Ur (4) Elam Becomes Predominant 2280 Years BC (5) The Extension of Elamite Authority
Westward (6) Babylonia Again Supreme (7) Hurbatila's Challenge to Kuri ...
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Separate (115 Occurrences)
... house of one named Marcellus, whom the magician had seduced, and when Simon refused
to see him, Peter unloosed a dog and bade it go and deliver his challenge. ...
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Vie (2 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) A contest for superiority; competition; rivalry; strife; also, a challenge;
a wager. Multi-Version Concordance Vie (2 Occurrences). ...
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Ventured (5 Occurrences)
... question to Him. (WEY). Luke 20:40 From that time, however, no one ventured
to challenge Him with a single question. (WEY). John 21 ...
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Impeach (3 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To challenge or discredit the credibility of, as of a witness, or the validity
of, as of commercial paper. 5. (n.) Hindrance; impeachment. ...
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Forbid (46 Occurrences)
... 5. (vt) To accurse; to blast. 6. (vt) To defy; to challenge. 7. (vi) To utter a
prohibition; to prevent; to hinder. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FORBID. ...
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Concordance
Challenge (6 Occurrences)

Luke 20:40
From that time, however, no one ventured to challenge Him with a single question.
(WEY)

2 Kings 14:8
Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us look one another in the face."
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 25:17
Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 49:19
Lo, as a lion he cometh up, Because of the rising of the Jordan, Unto the enduring habitation, But I cause to rest, I cause him to run from off her, And who is chosen? concerning her I lay a charge, For who is like Me? and who conveneth Me? And who 'is' this shepherd who standeth before Me?
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 50:44
Lo, as a lion he cometh up, Because of the rising of the Jordan, Unto the enduring habitation, But I cause to rest, I cause them to run from off her. And who is chosen? on her I lay a charge, For who 'is' like Me? And who doth convene Me? And who 'is' this shepherd who standeth before Me?
(See NIV)

Malachi 3:15
Now we call the proud happy; yes, those who work wickedness are built up; yes, they tempt God, and escape.'
(See NIV)

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