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 Acts 24:1 - 25:27
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   Book of Acts
   Chapter 24  - Click for Chapter Audio
24:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After five R1448 days the high priest Ananias R1449 came down with some elders, with F540 an attorney F541 named Tertullus, and they brought F542 charges to the R1450 governor against Paul.
 
24:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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After Paul had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying to the governor, "Since we have through you attained much peace, and since by your providence reforms are being carried out for this nation,
 
24:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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we acknowledge this in every way and everywhere, most R1451 excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
 
24:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you to F543 grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.
 
24:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For we have found this man a real pest and a fellow who stirs up dissension among all the Jews throughout the F544 world, and a ringleader of the sect R1452 of the Nazarenes.
 
24:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And he even tried to desecrate R1453 the temple; and then F545 we arrested him. [We F546 wanted to judge him according to our own Law.
 
24:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But Lysias the commander came along, and with much violence took him out of our hands,
 
24:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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ordering his accusers to come before you.] By examining him yourself concerning all these matters you will be able to ascertain the things of which we accuse him."
 
24:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The R1454 Jews also joined in the attack, asserting that these things were so.
 
24:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When the R1455 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,
 
24:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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since you can take note of the fact that no more than twelve R1456 days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
 
24:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Neither R1457 in the temple, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city itself did they find me carrying on a discussion with anyone or causing R1458 a F547 riot.
 
24:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Nor R1459 can they prove to you the charges of which they now accuse me.
 
24:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But this I admit to you, that according to the R1460 Way which they call a sect R1461 I do serve the R1462 F548 God of our fathers, believing R1463 everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets;
 
24:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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having a hope in God, which these R1464 men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
 
24:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"In view of this, I R1465 also do F549 my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.
 
24:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Now after R1466 several years I came R1467 to bring alms F550 to my nation and to present offerings;
 
24:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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in which they found me occupied in the temple, having been purified, R1468 without any crowd R1469 or uproar. But there were some Jews R1470 from Asia-- F551
 
24:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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who ought to have been present before you and to make R1471 accusation, if they should have anything against me.
 
24:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Or else let these men themselves tell what misdeed they found when I stood before the R1472 Council, F552
 
24:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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other than for this one statement which I R1473 shouted out while standing among them, `For the resurrection of the dead I am on trial before you today.' "
 
24:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Felix, having F553 a more exact knowledge about the R1474 Way, put them off, saying, "When Lysias the commander F554 comes down, I will decide your case."
 
24:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then he gave orders to the centurion for him to be kept R1475 in custody and yet have R1476 some freedom, and not to prevent any of his R1477 friends from ministering to him.
 
24:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But some days later Felix arrived with Drusilla, his wife F555 who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith R1478 in Christ Jesus.
 
24:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But as he was discussing righteousness, R1479 self-control R1480 and the R1481 judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you."
 
24:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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At the same time too, he was hoping that money R1482 would be given him by Paul; therefore he also used to send for him quite often and converse with him.
 
24:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But after two years had passed, Felix was F556 succeeded by Porcius Festus, R1483 and wishing R1484 to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul imprisoned. R1485
 
   Chapter 25  - Click for Chapter Audio
25:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Festus then, having arrived in the R1486 province, three days later went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea. R1487
 
25:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And the chief priests and the leading men of the Jews brought R1488 charges against Paul, and they were urging him,
 
25:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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requesting a concession F557 against Paul, F558 that he might have F559 him brought to Jerusalem (at the same time, setting R1489 an ambush to kill him on the way).
 
25:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Festus then answered R1490 that Paul was R1491 being kept in custody at Caesarea R1492 and that he himself was about to leave shortly.
 
25:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Therefore," he said, "let the influential men among you go F560 there with me, and if there is anything wrong about F561 the man, let them prosecute F562 him."
 
25:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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After he had spent not more than eight or ten days among them, he went down to Caesarea, R1493 and on the next day he took his seat on the R1494 tribunal and ordered Paul to be brought.
 
25:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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After Paul arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many R1495 and serious charges against him which R1496 they could not prove,
 
25:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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while Paul said in his own defense, "I R1497 have committed no offense either against the Law of the Jews or against the temple or against Caesar."
 
25:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Festus, wishing R1498 to do the Jews a favor, answered Paul and said, "Are R1499 you willing to go up to Jerusalem and stand F563 trial before me on these charges?"
 
25:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Paul said, "I am standing before Caesar's tribunal, R1500 where I ought to be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as you also very well know.
 
25:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"If, then, I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything worthy of death, I do not refuse to die; but if none of those things is true of which these men accuse me, no one can hand me over to them. I appeal R1501 to Caesar."
 
25:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then when Festus had conferred with his F564 council, he answered, "You have appealed to Caesar, to Caesar you shall go."
 
25:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now when several days had elapsed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea R1502 and F565 paid their respects to Festus.
 
25:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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While they were spending many days there, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, "There is a man who was left R1503 as a prisoner by Felix;
 
25:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews brought R1504 charges against him, asking for a sentence of condemnation against him.
 
25:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"I answered R1505 them that it is not the custom of the Romans to hand over any man before the R1506 accused meets his accusers face to face and has an opportunity to make his defense against the charges.
 
25:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"So after they had assembled here, I did not delay, but on the next day took my seat on the R1507 tribunal and ordered the man to be brought before me.
 
25:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"When the accusers stood up, they began bringing charges against him not of such crimes as I was expecting,
 
25:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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but they simply had some points R1508 of disagreement with him about their own religion R1509 F566 and about a dead man, Jesus, whom Paul asserted to be alive.
 
25:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Being R1510 at a loss how to investigate such F567 matters, I asked whether he was willing to go to Jerusalem and there stand trial on these matters.
 
25:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But when Paul appealed R1511 to be held in custody for the F568 Emperor's decision, I ordered him to be kept in custody until I send him to Caesar."
 
25:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Agrippa R1512 said to Festus, "I also would like to hear the man myself." "Tomorrow," he said, "you shall hear him."
 
25:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So, on the next day when Agrippa R1513 came together F569 with Bernice R1513 amid great pomp, and entered the auditorium accompanied F570 by the commanders F571 and the prominent men of the city, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in.
 
25:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Festus said, "King Agrippa, and all you gentlemen here present with us, you see this man about whom all R1514 the people of the Jews appealed to me, both at Jerusalem and here, loudly declaring that he R1515 ought not to live any longer.
 
25:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But I found that he had committed nothing R1516 worthy of death; and since he himself appealed R1517 to the F572 Emperor, I decided to send him.
 
25:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Yet F573 I have nothing definite about him to write to my lord. Therefore I have brought him before you all and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that after the investigation has taken place, I may have something to write.
 
25:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For it seems absurd to me in sending a prisoner, not to indicate also the charges against him."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F540 Lit and
F541 Lit orator
F542 Or presented their evidence or case
F543 Lit to hear...briefly
F544 Lit the inhabited earth
F545 Lit also
F546 The early mss do not contain the remainder of v 6, v 7, nor the first part of v 8
F547 Lit an attack of a mob
F548 Lit the ancestral God
F549 Lit practice myself
F550 Or gifts to charity
F551 I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
F552 Or Sanhedrin
F553 Lit knowing more accurately
F554 I.e. chiliarch, in command of one thousand troops
F555 Lit own wife
F556 Lit received a successor, Porcius Festus
F557 Or favor
F558 Lit him
F559 Lit send for him to Jerusalem
F560 Lit go down
F561 Lit in
F562 Or accuse
F563 Lit be judged
F564 A different group from that mentioned in Acts 4:15 and 24:20
F565 Lit greeting Festus
F566 Or superstition
F567 Lit these
F568 Lit the Augustus's (in this case Nero)
F569 Lit and Bernice
F570 Lit and with
F571 I.e. chiliarchs, in command of one thousand troops
F572 V 21, note 1
F573 Lit About whom I have nothing definite

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R1448 Acts 24:11
R1449 Acts 23:2
R1450 Acts 23:24
R1451 Acts 23:26; 26:25
R1452 Acts 15:5; 24:14
R1453 Acts 21:28
R1454 1 Thessalonians 2:16
R1455 Acts 23:24
R1456 Acts 21:18,27; 24:1
R1457 Acts 25:8
R1458 Acts 24:18
R1459 Acts 25:7
R1460 Acts 9:2;
R1461 Acts 15:5;
R1462 Acts 3:13
R1463 Acts 25:8; 26:4ff,22f; 28:23
R1464 Daniel 12:2; John 5:28f; 11:24; Acts 23:6
R1465 Acts 23:1
R1466 Acts 20:31
R1467 Acts 11:29f; Romans 15:25-28; 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8:1-4; 9:1,2,12; Galatians 2:10
R1468 Acts 21:26
R1469 Acts 24:12
R1470 Acts 21:27
R1471 Acts 23:30
R1472 Matthew 5:22
R1473 Acts 23:6; 24:15
R1474 Acts 24:14
R1475 Acts 23:35
R1476 Acts 28:16
R1477 Acts 23:16; 27:3
R1478 Acts 20:21
R1479 Titus 2:12
R1480 Galatians 5:23; Titus 1:8; 2 Peter 1:6
R1481 Acts 10:42
R1482 Acts 24:17
R1483 Acts 25:1,4,9,12;
R1484 Acts 12:3;
R1485 Acts 23:35; 25:14
R1486 Acts 23:34
R1487 Acts 8:40; 25:4,6,13
R1488 Acts 24:1; 25:15
R1489 Acts 9:24
R1490 Acts 25:16
R1491 Acts 24:23
R1492 Acts 8:40; 25:1,6,13
R1493 Acts 8:40;
R1494 Matthew 27:19; Acts 25:10,17
R1495 Acts 24:5f
R1496 Acts 24:13
R1497 Acts 6:13; 24:12; 28:17
R1498 Acts 12:3;
R1499 Acts 25:20
R1500 Matthew 27:19; Acts 25:6,17
R1501 Acts 25:21,25; 26:32; 28:19
R1502 Acts 8:40; 25:1,4,6
R1503 Acts 24:27
R1504 Acts 24:1; 25:2
R1505 Acts 25:4f
R1506 Acts 23:30
R1507 Matthew 27:19; Acts 25:6,10
R1508 Acts 18:15;
R1509 Acts 17:22
R1510 Acts 25:9
R1511 Acts 25:11f
R1512 Acts 9:15
R1513 Acts 25:13; 26:30
R1514 Acts 25:2,7
R1515 Acts 22:22
R1516 Luke 23:4; Acts 23:29
R1517 Acts 25:11f

 
 

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