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24 *And after afive days bAnanias the high priest cdescended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed dthe governor against Paul. 2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying,
Seeing that by thee we enjoy great equietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy eprovidence, 3 We faccept it always, and in all places, gmost noble Felix, with all thankfulness. 4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy hclemency ia few words. 5 For we have found this man ka pestilent fellow, and la mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout mthe world, and a ringleader of the zsect of the Nazarenes: 6 Who also hath gone about nto profane the temple: whom we took, and would have ojudged according to our law. 7 pBut the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, 8 qCommanding his accusers to come unto thee: by rexamining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him. 9 And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
10 Then Paul, after that dthe governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been *of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully sanswer for myself: 11 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but ttwelve days since I uwent up to Jerusalem vfor to worship. 12 wAnd they neither found me in the temple xdisputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city: 13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after ythe way which they call zheresy, so aworship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in bthe law and in the prophets: 15 And have chope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a cresurrection of the dead, dboth of the just and unjust. 16 And herein do I exercise myself, eto have always a conscience fvoid of offence toward God, and toward men. 17 Now gafter hmany years I came ito bring alms to my nation, and offerings. 18 jWhereupon kcertain Jews from lAsia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult. 19 mWho ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me. 20 Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, nwhile I stood before the council, 21 Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, oTouching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.
22 And when Felix heard these things, having more pperfect knowledge of qthat way, he deferred them, and said, rWhen Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will rrknow the uttermost of your matter. 23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and sto let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his tacquaintance to minister or come unto him. 24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, utemperance, and vjudgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; wwhen I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. 26 He hoped also that xmoney should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him ythe oftener, and communed with him. 27 *But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, zwilling to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
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