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Paul is sent to Felix :
He is accused by Tertullus, his charge worthy of death or done unto this nation by thy of bonds.
providence, 30 And when it was told me, 3 We accept it always, and how that the Jews laid wait for in all places, most noble Felix, the man, I sent straightway to with all thankfulness. thee, and gave commandment 4 Notwithstanding, that I be to his accusers also, to say before not further tedious unto thee, thee what they had against him. I pray thee that thou wouldest Farewell.
hear us of thy clemency a few 31 | Then the soldiers, as words. it was commanded them, took 5 For we have found this man Paul, and brought him by night a pestilent fellow, and a mover to Antipatris.
of sedition among all the Jews 32 On the morrow they left throughout the world, and a the horsemen to go with him, ringleader of the sect of the and returned to the castle: Nazarenes: 33 Who, when they came to 6 Who also hath
about Cesarea, and delivered the epistle to profane the temple: whom we to the governor, presented Paul took, and would have judged also before him.
according to our law. 34 And when the governor
7 But the chief captain Lysias had read the letter, he asked of came upon us, and with great what province he was. And violence took him away out of when he understood that he was our hands, of Cilicia;
8 Commanding his accusers to 35 I will hear thee, said he, come unto thee: by examining when thine accusers are also of whom, thyself mayest take come. And he commanded him knowledge of all these things to be kept in Herod's judgement- whereof we accuse him. hall. .
9 And the Jews also assented, CHAP. XXIV.
saying that these things were Paul accused by Tertullus.
five days, Ananias the high priest descended the governor had beckoned unto with the elders, and with a cer- him to speak, answered, Foras- tain orator named Tertullus, who much as I know that thou hast informed the governor against been of many years a judge Paul.
unto this nation, I do the more 2 And when he was called cheerfully answer for myself: forth, Tertullus began to accuse
11 Because that thou mayest him, saying, Seeing that by understand, that there are yet thee we enjoy great quietness, but twelve days since I went up and that very worthy deeds are to Jerusalem for to worship.
and answereth in his defence:
His discourse before Felix 12 And they neither found 22 | And when Felix heara me in the temple disputing with these things, having more perany man, neither raising up the fect knowledge of that way, he people, neither in the syn- deferred them, and said, When agogues, nor in the city: Lysias the chief captain shall
13 Neither can they prove come down, I will know the the things whereof they now uttermost of your matter.
23 And he commanded a cen14 But this I confess unto turion to keep Paul, and to let thee, that after the way which him have liberty, and that he they call heresy, so worship I should forbid' none of his acthe God of my fathers, believing quaintance to minister or come all things which are written in unto him. the law and the prophets ; 24 | And after certain days,
15 And have hope toward when Felix came with his wife God, which they themselves Drusilla, which was a Jewess, also allow, that there shall be he sent for Paul, and heard a resurrection of the dead, both him concerning the faith in of the just and unjust.
Christ. 16 And herein do I exercise 25 And as he reasoned of myself, to have always a con- righteousness, temperance, and science void of offence toward judgement to come, Felix tremGod and toward men.
bled, and answered, Go thy way 17 Now after many years, 1 for this time; when I have came to bring alms to my na- a convenient season, I will call tion, and offerings.
for thee. 18 Whereupon certain Jews 26 He hoped also that money from Asia found me purified in should have been given him of the temple, neither with multi- Paul, that he might loose him: tude, nor with tumult:
wherefore he sent for him the 19 Who ought to have been oftener, and communed with here before thee, and object, if him. they had ought against me. 27 But after two years, Por
20 Or else let these same here cius Festus came into Felix' say, if they have found any evil room: and Felix, willing to shew doing in me, while I stood the Jews a pleasure, left Paul before the council ;
bound. 21 Except it be for this one
CHAP. XXV. voice, that I cried standing Paul appealeth to Cesar. among them, Touching the re
when Festus was come surrrection of the dead, I am into the province, after called in question by you this three days he ascended from day.
Cesarea to Jerusalern.
Paul accused before Festus :
He appealeth to Cesar. 2 Then the high priest and Jews have I done no wrong, as the chief of the Jews informed thou very well knowest. him against Paul, and besought 11 For if I be an offender, him,
or have committed any thing 3 And desired favour against worthy of death, I refuse not to him, that he would send for die: but if there be none of these him to Jerusalem, laying wait things whereof these accuse me, in the way to kill him.
no man may deliver me unto 4 But Festus answered, that ther. I appeal unto Cesar. Paul should be kept at Cesarea, 12 Then Festus, when he had and that he himself would de- conferred with the council, anpart shortly thither.
swered, Hast thou appealed unto 5 Let them therefore, said Cesar? unto Cesar shalt thou
go. he, which among you are able, 13 And after certain days, go down with me, and accuse king Agrippa and Bernice came this man, if there be any wick- unto Cesarea, to salute Festus. edness in him.
14 And when they had been 6 And when he had tarried there many days, Festus ' deanong
them more than ten clared Paul's cause unto the days, he went down unto Ce- king, saying, There is a certain sarea ; and the next day sitting man left in bonds by Felix: on the judgement-seat, com- 15 About whom, when I was manded Paul to be brought. at Jerusalem, the chief priests
7 And when he was come, and the elders of the Jews ins the Jews which came down from formed me, desiring to have Jerusalem stood round about, I judgement against him. and laid inany and grievous
16 To whom I answered, It complaints against Paul, which is not the
the they could not prove.
Romans to deliver any man to 8 While he answered for die, before that he which is himself, Neither against the law accused have the accusers face of the Jews, neither against the to face, and have licence to temple, nor yet against Cesar, answer for himself concerning have I offended any thing at all. the crime laid against him.
9 But Festus, willing to do 17 Therefore when they were the Jews a pleasure, answered come hither, without any delay, Paul, and said, Wilt thou go on the morrow I sat on the up to Jerusalem, and there be judgment-seat, and commanded judged of these things before the man to be brought forth.
18 Against whom, when the 10 Then said Paul, I stand accusers stood up, they brought at Cesar's judgment-seat, where none accusation of such things I ought to be judged : to the as I supposed :
Agrippa desireth to hear Paul, CHAP. XXVI. who pleadeth before him.
19 But had certain questions | lord. Wherefore I have brought against him of their own super-him forth before you, and stition, and of one Jesus, which specially before thee, O king was dead, whom Paul affirmed Agrippa, that, after examination to be alive.
had, I might have somewhat to 20 And because I doubted write. of such manner of questions, 27 For it seemeth to me I asked him whether he would unreasonable, to send a prisoner; go to Jerusalem, and there be and not withal' to signify the judged of these matters. crimes laid against him. 21 But when Paul had ap
CHAP. XXVI. pealed to be reserved unto the Paul pleadeth before Agrippa. hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I 1 Paul, Thou art permitted might send him to Cesar. to speak for thyself. Then Paul
22 Then Agrippa said unto stretched forth the hand, and Festus, I would also hear the answered for himself: man myself. To-morrow, said 2 I think myself happy, king he, thou shalt hear him. Agrippa, because I shall answer
23 And on the morrow, for myself this day before thee, when Ägrippa was come, and touching all the things whereof Bernice, with great pomp, and I am accused of the Jews : was entered into the place of 3 Especially, because I know hearing, with the chief captains, thee to be expert in all customs and principal men of the city, and questions which are among at Festus commandment Paul the Jews: wherefore I beseech was brought forth.
thee to hear me patiently. 24 And Festus said, King 4 My 'manner of life from Agrippa, and all men which my youth, which was at the first are here present with us, ye see among mine own nation at Jethis man, about whom all the rusalem, know all the Jews; multitude of the Jews have 5 Which knew me from the dealt with me, both at Jeru- beginning, if they would testify, salem, and also here, crying that after the most straitest that he ought not to live any sect of our religion, I lived a longer.
Pharisee. 25 But when I found that he 6 And now I stand and am had committed nothing worthy judged for the hope of the pro.. of death, and that he himself mise made of God unto our hath appealed to Augustus, I fathers: have determined to send him. 7 Unto which promise our
26 Of whom I have no cer- twelve tribes, instantly serving tain thing to write unto my God day and night, hope to
Paul, before Agrippa,
relateth his conversion. For which hope's sake, | thy feet: for I have appeared king Agrippa, I am accused of unto thee for this purpose, to the Jews.
make thee a minister and a wit8 Why should it be thought ness both of these things which a thing incredible with you, that thou hast seen, and of those God should raise the dead? things in the which I will appear
9. I verily thought with my- unto thee; self, that I ought to do many 17 Delivering thee from the things contrary to the name of people, and from the Gentiles, Jesus of Nazareth.
unto whom now I send thee; 10 Which thing I also did 18 To open their eyes, and to in Jerusalem : and many of the turn them from darkness to light, saints did I shut up in prison, and from the power of Satan having received authority from unto God; that they may receive the chief priests ; and when they forgiveness of sins, and inheritwere put to death, I gave my ance among them which are voice against them.
sanctified, by faith that is in me. 11 And I punished them oft 19 Whereupon, 0 King in every synagogue, and com- Agrippa, I was not disobedient pelled them to blaspheme; and unto the heavenly vision : being exceedingly mad against 20 But shewed first unto them, I persecuted them even them of Damascus, and at Jeruunto strange cities.
salem, and throughout all the 12. Whereupon as I went to coasts of Judea, and then to the Damascus, with authority and Gentiles, that they should recommission from
from the chief pent and turn to God, and do priests,
works meet for repentance. 13 At mid-day, O king, I saw 21 For these causes the Jews in the way a light from heaven, caught me in the temple, and above the brightness of the sun, went about to kill me. shining round about me and 22 Having therefore obtained them which journeyed with me. help of God, I continue unto
14 And when we were all this day, witnessing both to fallen to the earth, I heard small and great, saying none a voice speaking unto me, and other things than those which saying in the Hebrew tongue, the prophets and Moses did say Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou should come: me? it is hard for thee to kick 23 That Christ should suffer, against the pricks.
and that he should be the first 15 And I said, Who art thou, that should rise from the dead, Lord ? And he said, I am Jesus and should shew light unto the whom thou persecutest. people, and to the Gentiles.
16 But rise, and stand upon 24 And as he thus spake for