Felix and Paul Trial Continue – Acts 24

Acts 24:1 And after five days Ananias the high priest  descended with the elders, and with a certain orator  named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.  

Acts 24:2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to  accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great  quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this  nation by thy providence, 

Acts 24:3 We accept it always, and  in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. 

Acts 24:4  Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I  pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few  words. 

Acts 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent  fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews  throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the  Nazarenes: 

Acts 24:6 Who also hath gone about to profane the  temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to  our law. 

Acts 24:7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon  us, and with great violence took him away out of our  hands, 

Acts 24:8 Commanding his accusers to come unto thee:  by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of  all these things, whereof we accuse him. 

Acts 24:9 And the  Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.  

Acts 24:10 Then Paul, after that the 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 answer for myself: 

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Acts 24:11 Because  that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve  days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship. 

Acts 24:12  And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any  man, neither raising up the people, neither in the  synagogues, nor in the city: 

Acts 24:13 Neither can they prove  the things whereof they now accuse me. 

Acts 24:14 But this I  confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy,  so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things  which are written in the law and in the prophets: 

Acts 24:15  And have hope toward God, which they themselves also  allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of  the just and unjust. 

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise  myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward  God, and toward men. 

Acts 24:17 Now after many years I  came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings. 

Acts 24:18  Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the  temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult. 

Acts 24:19  Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they  had ought against me. 

Acts 24:20 Or else let these same here  say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood  before the council, 

Acts 24:21 Except it be for this one voice,  that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection  of the dead I am called in question by you this day.  

Acts 24:22 And when Felix heard these things, having more  perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said,  When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will  know the uttermost of your matter. 

Acts 24:23 And he  commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have  liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance  to minister or come unto him.  

Acts 24:24 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. 

Acts 24:25 And as he  reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to  come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this  time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.   

Acts 24:26 He hoped also that money should have been given  him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for  him the oftener, and communed with him. 

Acts 24:27 But after  two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix,  willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.  KJV

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