Defense

Paul Defense of His Heritage and Ministry - Acts 22:1 – 22:5 (commentary)

After gaining the silence of the crowd Paul defended himself by showing that he was a good Jew. He addresses them as friends and leaders and asks them to listen to what he has to say (v. 1). When the crowd heard Paul speak to them in Aramaic, they became even quieter (v. 2). He u …

Paul’s Defense Before Felix - Acts 24:10 – 24:21 (commentary)

Paul, in his own defense, stood before Felix and the Jewish leaders and categorically denied the charges brought against him (v. 10). His first point was that he was only a visitor in Jerusalem, and he had been there less than two weeks (v.11). He stated that he had never once ca …

Elihu Proclaims God’s Justice - Job 34:1 – 34:15 (commentary)

Elihu turns to the three friends and has a word for them (v. 1). In this second speech to Job, Elihu sets himself up to defend God. God certainly doesn’t need any help, as He made the one who wants to be the defender. He admonished the wise to listen (v. 2) and to test h …