14 But this I confess to you, that according to jthe Way which they call a sect, so I worship the kGod of my fathers, believing all things which are written in lthe Law and in the Prophets. 15 mI have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, nthat there will be a resurrection 5of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. 16 oThis being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.
17 “Now after many years pI came to bring alms and offerings to my nation, 18 qin the midst of which some Jews from Asia found me rpurified in the temple, neither with a mob nor with tumult. 19 sThey ought to have been here before you to object if they had anything against me. 20 Or else let those who are here themselves say 6if they found any wrongdoing in me while I stood before the council, 21 unless it is for this one statement which I cried out, standing among them, t‘Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am being judged by you this day.’ ”
22 But when Felix heard these things, having more accurate knowledge of the uWay, he adjourned the proceedings and said, “When vLysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case.” 23 So he commanded the centurion to keep Paul and to let him have liberty, and wtold him not to forbid any of his friends to provide for or visit him.
24 And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the xfaith in Christ. 25 Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you.” 26 Meanwhile he also hoped that ymoney would be given him by Paul, 7that he might release him. Therefore he sent for him more often and conversed with him.
27 But after two years Porcius Festus succeeded Felix; and Felix, zwanting to do the Jews a favor, left Paul bound.
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