“Since we have through you attained much peace, and since by your providence reforms are being carried out for this nation,
3 we acknowledge this in every way and everywhere, amost excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
4 “But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you 1to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.
9 aThe Jews also joined in the attack, asserting that these things were so.
10 When athe governor had nodded for him to speak, Paul responded:
“Knowing that for many years you have been a judge to this nation, I cheerfully make my defense,
11 since you can take note of the fact that no more than atwelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
13 “aNor can they prove to you the charges of which they now accuse me.
14 “But this I admit to you, that according to athe Way which they call a bsect I do serve 1cthe God of our fathers, dbelieving everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets;
15 having a hope in God, which athese men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
19 who ought to have been present before you and to amake accusation, if they should have anything against me.
21 other than for this one statement which aI shouted out while standing among them, ‘For the resurrection of the dead I am on trial before you today.’ ”
26 At the same time too, he was hoping that amoney would be given him by Paul; therefore he also used to send for him quite often and converse with him.
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