2 And when he was called upon, Tertullus began his accusation, saying: “Seeing that through you we enjoy great peace, and 1prosperity is being brought to this nation by your foresight, 3 we accept it always and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. 4 Nevertheless, not to be tedious to you any further, I beg you to hear, by your 2courtesy, a few words from us. 5 cFor we have found this man a plague, a creator of dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. 6 dHe even tried to profane the temple, and we seized him, 3and wanted eto judge him according to our law. 7 fBut the commander Lysias came by and with great violence took him out of our hands, 8 gcommanding his accusers to come to you. By examining him yourself you may ascertain all these things of which we accuse him.” 9 And the Jews also 4assented, maintaining that these things were so.
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