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Acts 18:12-13

But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat, saying, “This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.”

1 Corinthians 6:2

Verse Concepts

Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts?

Deuteronomy 21:1

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“If a slain person is found lying in the open country in the land which the LORD your God gives you to possess, and it is not known who has struck him,

Judges 4:5

Verse Concepts

She used to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel came up to her for judgment.

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1 Kings 8:64

Verse Concepts

On the same day the king consecrated the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD, because there he offered the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat of the peace offerings; for the bronze altar that was before the LORD was too small to hold the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat of the peace offerings.

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Deuteronomy 1:16

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“Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, ‘Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen, and judge righteously between a man and his fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him.

Deuteronomy 17:9

Verse Concepts

“So you shall come to the Levitical priest or the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall inquire of them and they will declare to you the verdict in the case.

Exodus 18:21-22

“Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens. “Let them judge the people at all times; and let it be that every major dispute they will bring to you, but every minor dispute they themselves will judge So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you.

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Courts » Advocates » Witnesses, two or more needed to convict

Courts » supreme council

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Perjury condemned

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Litigation to be avoided

Courts » Other courts » Inferior

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Places of holding courts

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Corruption of

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Laws for judges

Courts » Advocates » The accused his own

Courts » Other courts » Roman

Courts » Advocates » Examination of prisoners

Courts » Advocates » Prisoners mal-treated

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Sentence of, final

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Contempt of, punished

Courts » Other courts » Circuit

Courts » Other courts » Superior, held by moses

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Courts » Advocates » Witnesses, two or more needed to convict

2 Corinthians 13:1

Verse Concepts

This is the third time I am coming to you EVERY FACT IS TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE TESTIMONY OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES.

Numbers 35:30

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‘If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death at the evidence of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.

Deuteronomy 17:6

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“On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness.

Deuteronomy 19:15

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“A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.

Matthew 18:16

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“But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED.

More verses: 1 Timothy 5:19 Hebrews 10:28

Courts » supreme council

Matthew 5:22

Verse Concepts

“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.

Acts 6:12

Verse Concepts

And they stirred up the people, the elders and the scribes, and they came up to him and dragged him away and brought him before the Council.

John 11:47

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Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council, and were saying, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many signs.

Acts 5:21

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Upon hearing this, they entered into the temple about daybreak and began to teach Now when the high priest and his associates came, they called the Council together, even all the Senate of the sons of Israel, and sent orders to the prison house for them to be brought.

Matthew 2:4

Verse Concepts

Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.

More verses: Matthew 26:59 Acts 22:30

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Perjury condemned

Malachi 3:5

Verse Concepts

“Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me,” says the LORD of hosts.

Leviticus 6:3

Verse Concepts

or has found what was lost and lied about it and sworn falsely, so that he sins in regard to any one of the things a man may do;

Leviticus 19:12

Verse Concepts

‘You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.

Zechariah 5:4

Verse Concepts

“I will make it go forth,” declares the LORD of hosts, “and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name; and it will spend the night within that house and consume it with its timber and stones.”

1 Timothy 1:10

Verse Concepts

and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Litigation to be avoided

Matthew 5:40

Verse Concepts

“If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also.

Matthew 5:25

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“Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way, so that your opponent may not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.

Proverbs 25:8

Verse Concepts

Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?

1 Corinthians 6:1

Verse Concepts

Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints?

Courts » Other courts » Inferior

Exodus 18:21-22

“Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens. “Let them judge the people at all times; and let it be that every major dispute they will bring to you, but every minor dispute they themselves will judge So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you.

Deuteronomy 1:15-16

“So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and experienced men, and appointed them heads over you, leaders of thousands and of hundreds, of fifties and of tens, and officers for your tribes. “Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, ‘Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen, and judge righteously between a man and his fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him.

Deuteronomy 17:9

Verse Concepts

“So you shall come to the Levitical priest or the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall inquire of them and they will declare to you the verdict in the case.

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Places of holding courts

Judges 4:5

Verse Concepts

She used to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel came up to her for judgment.

Deuteronomy 21:19

Verse Concepts

then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his hometown.

Deuteronomy 25:7

Verse Concepts

“But if the man does not desire to take his brother’s wife, then his brother’s wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to establish a name for his brother in Israel; he is not willing to perform the duty of a husband’s brother to me.’

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Corruption of

Micah 7:3

Verse Concepts

Concerning evil, both hands do it well The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.

Isaiah 10:1-2

Woe to those who enact evil statutes And to those who constantly record unjust decisions, So as to deprive the needy of justice And rob the poor of My people of their rights, So that widows may be their spoil And that they may plunder the orphans.

Zephaniah 3:3

Verse Concepts

Her princes within her are roaring lions, Her judges are wolves at evening; They leave nothing for the morning.

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Laws for judges

Leviticus 19:15

Verse Concepts

‘You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Deuteronomy 16:18-19

“You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. “You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

Courts » Advocates » The accused his own

Jeremiah 26:11-15

Then the priests and the prophets spoke to the officials and to all the people, saying, “A death sentence for this man! For he has prophesied against this city as you have heard in your hearing.” Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and to all the people, saying, “The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard. “Now therefore amend your ways and your deeds and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will change His mind about the misfortune which He has pronounced against you. read more.

John 18:33-37

Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?” Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?” read more.

Courts » Other courts » Roman

Matthew 27:11

Verse Concepts

Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And Jesus said to him, “It is as you say.”

Acts 25:6

Verse Concepts

After he had spent not more than eight or ten days among them, he went down to Caesarea, and on the next day he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered Paul to be brought.

Courts » Advocates » Examination of prisoners

Judges 8:14

Verse Concepts

And he captured a youth from Succoth and questioned him. Then the youth wrote down for him the princes of Succoth and its elders, seventy-seven men.

John 18:33

Verse Concepts

Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

Courts » Advocates » Prisoners mal-treated

John 18:22

Verse Concepts

When He had said this, one of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus, saying, “Is that the way You answer the high priest?”

Acts 22:24

Verse Concepts

the commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, stating that he should be examined by scourging so that he might find out the reason why they were shouting against him that way.

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Sentence of, final

Deuteronomy 17:8-11

“If any case is too difficult for you to decide, between one kind of homicide or another, between one kind of lawsuit or another, and between one kind of assault or another, being cases of dispute in your courts, then you shall arise and go up to the place which the LORD your God chooses. “So you shall come to the Levitical priest or the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall inquire of them and they will declare to you the verdict in the case. “You shall do according to the terms of the verdict which they declare to you from that place which the LORD chooses; and you shall be careful to observe according to all that they teach you. read more.

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Contempt of, punished

Deuteronomy 17:12

Verse Concepts

“The man who acts presumptuously by not listening to the priest who stands there to serve the LORD your God, nor to the judge, that man shall die; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.

Courts » Other courts » Circuit

1 Samuel 7:15-16

Now Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life. He used to go annually on circuit to Bethel and Gilgal and Mizpah, and he judged Israel in all these places.

Courts » Other courts » Superior, held by moses

Exodus 18:13-26

It came about the next day that Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood about Moses from the morning until the evening. Now when Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this thing that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge and all the people stand about you from morning until evening?” Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God. read more.

Courts » Miscellaneous topics relating to courts and judicial procedure » Appeal taken

Acts 25:11

Verse Concepts

“If, then, I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything worthy of death, I do not refuse to die; but if none of those things is true of which these men accuse me, no one can hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar.”

Courts » Advocates » Professional

Acts 24:1

Verse Concepts

After five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders, with an attorney named Tertullus, and they brought charges to the governor against Paul.

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