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 you we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done to this nation by your providence, Acts
24:3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. Acts
24:4 But, so that I may not be further tedious to you, I pray you, that you would of your clemency hear us a few words. Acts
24:5 For we have found this a pestilent man, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ring-leader of the sect of the Nazarenes: Acts
24:6 Who also has 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 and with great violence took him out of our hands, Acts
24:8 Commanding his accusers to come to you: by examining whom, you yourself may take knowledge of all these things of which we accuse him. Acts
24:9 And the Jews also assented, saying, that these things were so.
24:10 Then Paul, after the governor had beckoned to him to speak, answered, Because I know that you have been for many years a judge to this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself: Acts
24:11 So that you may understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship. Acts
24:12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither exciting the people to sedition, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city: Acts
24:13 Neither can they prove the things of which they now accuse me. Acts
24:14 But this I confess to you, that after the way which they call heresy, so I worship the Elohim of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: Acts
24:15 And have hope towards Elohim, which they themselves also allow, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. Acts
24:16 And in this I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense towards Elohim, and towards men. Acts
24:17 Now after many years, I came to bring alms and offerings to my nation. Acts
24:18 Upon which some 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 you, and object if they had anything 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 Unless it is for this one voice, that I cried, standing among them: Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you* this day.
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 freedom, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintances to minister, or come to him.
24:24 And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in the Messiah. Acts
24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, depart for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for you. Acts
24:26 He hoped also that money would have been given to him by Paul, so that he might loose him: therefore he sent for him more often, and communed with him. Acts
24:27 But after two years Porcius Festus came as successor to Felix: and Felix willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.