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 Acts 24
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   Book of Acts
   Chapter 24
24:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders, with an attorney named Tertullus, and they brought charges to the 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, "S ince 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 excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
 
24:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But, that I may not weary you any further *, I beg you to 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 world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.
 
24:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And he even tried to desecrate the temple; and then we arrested him. [We 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 ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The Jews also joined in the attack , asserting that these things were so.
 
24:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When the governor had nodded for him to speak, Paul responded: "K nowing 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 days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
 
24:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Neither in the temple, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city itself did they find me carrying on a discussion with anyone or causing a riot<1988a>.
 
24:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Nor 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 Way which they call a sect I do serve the God of our fathers, believing 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 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 also do 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 several years I came to bring alms 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, without * any crowd or uproar. But there were some Jews from Asia --
 
24:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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who ought to have been present before you and to make 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 Council,
 
24:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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other than for this one statement which I 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 ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Felix, having a more exact knowledge about the Way, put them off, saying, "When Lysias the commander 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 in custody and yet have some freedom, and not to prevent any of his 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 who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus.
 
24:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the 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 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 ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But after two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and wishing to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul imprisoned.
 
 

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