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10 Then Paul, after the governor had nodded to him to speak, answered: “Inasmuch as I know that you have been for many years a judge of this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself, 11 because you may ascertain that it is no more than twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem hto worship. 12 iAnd they neither found me in the temple disputing with anyone nor inciting the crowd, either in the synagogues or in the city. 13 Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me. 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.’ ”
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