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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Alt. of Defence.

2. (v. t.) To furnish with defenses; to fortify.

627. apologia -- a speech in defense
... a speech in defense. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: apologia Phonetic
Spelling: (ap-ol-og-ee'-ah) Short Definition: a verbal defense Definition ...
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626. apologeomai -- to give an account of oneself, hence to defend ...
... to defend oneself. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: apologeomai Phonetic Spelling:
(ap-ol-og-eh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I give a defense, defend myself ...
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379. anapologetos -- without excuse
... Phonetic Spelling: (an-ap-ol-og'-ay-tos) Short Definition: indefensible, inexcusable
Definition: without (ground of) defense, indefensible, inexcusable. ...
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3794. ochuroma -- a stronghold, fortress
... fortress. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: ochuroma Phonetic Spelling:
(okh-oo'-ro-mah) Short Definition: a fortress, strong defense Definition: a ...
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1557. ekdikesis -- vengeance, vindication
... vindication. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: ekdikesis Phonetic
Spelling: (ek-dik'-ay-sis) Short Definition: a defense, vengeance, full ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4535. massach -- perhaps repulse, defense
... 4534, 4535. massach. 4536 . perhaps repulse, defense. Transliteration: massach
Phonetic Spelling: (mas-sawkh') Short Definition: defense. ...
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6110. atsumah -- perhaps defense
... 6109, 6110. atsumah. 6111 . perhaps defense. Transliteration: atsumah
Phonetic Spelling: (ats-tsoo-maw') Short Definition: strong. ...
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4693. Matsor -- a country Southwest of the Red Sea
... besieged places, defense, fortified. The same as matsowr in the sense of a limit;
Egypt (as the border of Palestine) -- besieged places, defense, fortified. ...
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4692. matsor -- siege enclosure, siege, entrenchment
... Word Origin from tsur Definition siege enclosure, siege, entrenchment NASB Word
Usage besieged (3), defense (1), fortified (1), fortress (1), rampart (1 ...
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4686. matsuwd -- net, prey
... tsood') Short Definition: castle. castle, defense, fortress, strong hold,
be hunted, net, snare, strong place Or (feminine) mtsuwdah ...
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5526. cakak -- to overshadow, screen, cover
... saw-kak') Short Definition: cover. cover, defense, defend, hedge in, join
together, set, shut up Or sakak (Exod. 33:22) {saw-kak'}; a ...
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1220. betser -- precious ore, an ingot
... gold defense. From batsar; strictly a clipping, ie Gold (as dug out) -- gold defence.
see HEBREW batsar. 1219, 1220. betser. 1221 . Strong's Numbers.
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4539. masak -- a covering, screen
... Word Origin from sakak Definition a covering, screen NASB Word Usage covering
(2), defense (1), screen (16), screening (1), veil (5). ...
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4043. magen -- a shield
... 1), scales (1), shield (41), shields (16). armed, buckler, defense, ruler,
scale, shield. Also (in plural) feminine mginnah {meg-in ...
/hebrew/4043.htm - 6k

2646. chuppah -- a canopy, chamber
... chamber, closet, defense. From chaphah; a canopy -- chamber, closet, defence. see
HEBREW chaphah. 2645, 2646. chuppah. 2647 . Strong's Numbers.
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Defense of Eusebius Pamphilus.
... Book II. Chapter XXI."Defense of Eusebius Pamphilus. But since some have
attempted to stigmatize even Eusebius Pamphilus himself ...
/.../chapter xxi defense of eusebius pamphilus.htm

The Apologists that Wrote in Defense of the Faith During the Reign ...
... Book IV. Chapter III."The Apologists that wrote in Defense of the Faith
during the Reign of Adrian. 1. After Trajan had reigned ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter iii the apologists that wrote.htm

Quotations from Athanasius' Defense of his Flight. '
... Book III. Chapter VIII."Quotations from Athanasius' Defense of his Flight.'.
On this occasion Athanasius read to those present ...
/.../chapter viii quotations from athanasius defense.htm

Whether it is Lawful to Kill a Man in Self-Defense?
... OF MURDER (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether it is lawful to kill a man in self-defense?
Objection 1: It would seem that nobody may lawfully kill a man in self-defense. ...
/...// theologica/whether it is lawful to 10.htm

Paul Having Been Sent Bound from Judea to Rome, Made his Defense ...
... Book II. Chapter XXII."Paul having been sent bound from Judea to Rome, made
his Defense, and was acquitted of every Charge. 1. Festus ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xxii paul having been sent.htm

How During Antipater's Abode at Rome, Herod Brought Alexander and ...
... Before Caesar And Accused Them. Alexander's Defense Of Himself Before Caesar
And Reconciliation To His Father. 1. And now what happened ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 how during antipaters.htm

An Account of the Organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church ...
... 1773, TO THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH IN 1784 CHAPTER 3 An account of the
organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with some arguments in its defense. ...
/.../chapter 3 an account of.htm

The Preparations of the Greeks for Defense.
plans of defense were proposed and eagerly discussed. ...
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How Alexander, Upon the League of Mutual Defense which Cleopatra ...
... How Alexander, upon the League of Mutual Defense Which Cleopatra Had Agreed with
Him, Made an Expedition Against Coelesyria, and Utterly Overthrew the City of ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 13 how alexander upon.htm

When the Bishops Will not Listen to Athanasius' Defense on the ...
... Book I. Chapter XXXI."When the Bishops will not listen to Athanasius' Defense
on the Second Charge, he betakes himself to the Emperor. ...
/.../chapter xxxi when the bishops will.htm

Defense (49 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Defense (49 Occurrences). ... Alexander beckoned with his hand,
and would have made a defense to the people. (WEB ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Answer (2099 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) To speak in defense against; to reply to in defense; as, to answer a charge;
to answer an accusation. ... 19. (n.) A reply to a change; a defense. 20. ...
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Fence (12 Occurrences)
... Amos 5:19). Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) That which fends off attack or
danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. ...
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Stephen (13 Occurrences)
... His Character and Activity 3. His Teaching 4. His Arraignment before the Sanhedrin
5. His Defence before the Sanhedrin (1) Personal Defence (2) Defense of His ...
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Wall (227 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some
height, and intended for defense or security, solid and permanent inclosing ...
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Motioned (7 Occurrences)
... putting him forward. Alexander beckoned with his hand, and would have made
a defense to the people. (See NAS RSV NIV). Acts 21:40 ...
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Protection (19 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from
loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection. ...
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Arm (110 Occurrences)
... 12. (n.) A weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare; -- commonly in
the pl. 13. (vt) To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms. 14. ...
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Defence (48 Occurrences)
... 1. (n. & vt) See Defense. ... 6. (n.) Act or skill in making defense; defensive plan
or policy; practice in self defense, as in fencing, boxing, etc. ...
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Gideon (45 Occurrences)
... of sustenance became a serious problem (Judges 6:4). The multitude of these desert
hordes and the cruelty of their depredation rendered defense difficult, and ...
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Defense: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Defense (49 Occurrences)

Luke 12:11
When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, don't be anxious how or what you will answer, or what you will say;
(See NAS)

Acts 7:24
and having seen a certain one suffering injustice, he did defend, and did justice to the oppressed, having smitten the Egyptian;
(See NIV)

Acts 19:33
They brought Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. Alexander beckoned with his hand, and would have made a defense to the people.

Acts 22:1
"Brothers and fathers, listen to the defense which I now make to you."

Acts 24:10
When the governor had beckoned to him to speak, Paul answered, "Because I know that you have been a judge of this nation for many years, I cheerfully make my defense,

Acts 25:8
while he said in his defense, "Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar, have I sinned at all."

Acts 25:16
To whom I answered that it is not the custom of the Romans to give up any man to destruction, before the accused has met the accusers face to face, and has had opportunity to make his defense concerning the matter laid against him.

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

Acts 26:2
"I think myself happy, King Agrippa, that I am to make my defense before you this day concerning all the things that I am accused by the Jews,

Acts 26:24
As he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are crazy! Your great learning is driving you insane!"

1 Corinthians 9:3
My defense to those who examine me is this.

2 Corinthians 7:11
For behold, this same thing, that you were made sorry in a godly way, what earnest care it worked in you. Yes, what defense, indignation, fear, longing, zeal, and vengeance! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be pure in the matter.

2 Corinthians 12:19
You are imagining, all this time, that we are making our defense at your bar. In reality it is as in God's presence and in communion with Christ that we speak; but, dear friends, it is all with a view to your progress in goodness.

Philippians 1:7
It is even right for me to think this way on behalf of all of you, because I have you in my heart, because, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the Good News, you all are partakers with me of grace.

Philippians 1:16
These latter preach Him from love to me, knowing that I am here for the defence of the Good News;

Philippians 1:17
but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News.

2 Timothy 4:16
At my first defense, no one came to help me, but all left me. May it not be held against them.

1 Peter 3:15
and the Lord God sanctify in your hearts. And 'be' ready always for defence to every one who is asking of you an account concerning the hope that 'is' in you, with meekness and fear;

1 John 2:1
My little children, I write these things to you so that you may not sin. If anyone sins, we have a Counselor with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous.
(See NIV)

Jude 1:3
Dear friends, since I am eager to begin a letter to you on the subject of our common salvation, I find myself constrained to write and cheer you on to the vigorous defense of the faith delivered once for all to God's people.

Numbers 14:9
Only don't rebel against Yahweh, neither fear the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is removed from over them, and Yahweh is with us. Don't fear them."

2 Kings 11:6
A third part shall be at the gate Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard. So you shall keep the watch of the house, and be a barrier.
(See NAS)

2 Chronicles 11:5
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.

Job 22:25
Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defense and thou shalt have plenty of silver.

Job 31:35
oh that I had one to hear me! (behold, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); let the accuser write my indictment!
(See NIV)

Psalms 7:10
My defense is from God, who saveth the upright in heart.

Psalms 27:1
By David. Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Yahweh is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?
(See NAS)

Psalms 28:8
Yahweh is their strength. He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.
(See NAS)

Psalms 31:2
Bow down your ear to me. Deliver me speedily. Be to me a strong rock, a house of defense to save me.

Psalms 35:23
Wake up! Rise up to defend me, my God! My Lord, contend for me!
(See NIV)

Psalms 48:3
God has shown himself in her citadels as a refuge.
(See RSV)

Psalms 59:9
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defense.

Psalms 59:16
But I will sing of thy power; yes, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.

Psalms 59:17
To thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defense, and the God of my mercy.

Psalms 60:7
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine. Ephraim also is the defense of my head. Judah is my scepter.

Psalms 62:2
He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.

Psalms 62:6
He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved.

Psalms 89:18
For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

Psalms 94:22
But the LORD is my defense; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

Ecclesiastes 7:12
For wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

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 defense.

Isaiah 19:6
And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defense shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.

Isaiah 22:8
He took away the cover of Judah; and in that day you were looking with care at the store of arms in the house of the woods.

Isaiah 25:4
For thou hast been a defense to the poor, a defense to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Isaiah 33:16
he will dwell on high. His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks. His bread will be supplied. His waters will be sure.

Jeremiah 33:4
For thus says Yahweh, 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 defense against the mounds and against the sword;

Jeremiah 41:9
Now the pit in which Ishmael cast all the dead bodies of the men whom he had killed, by the side of Gedaliah (the same was who which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel), Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with those who were killed.

Nahum 2:5
He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defense shall be prepared.

Nahum 3:8
Are you better than No-Amon, who was situated among the rivers, who had the waters around her; whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was of the sea?
(See NIV)



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Zion (169 Occurrences)

Behalf (140 Occurrences)

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Kick (8 Occurrences)

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