Ac: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:
Ac:24:13: Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
Ac: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:
Ac: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.
Ac:24:16: And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
Ac:24:17: Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
Ac:24:18: Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.
Ac:24:19: Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.
Ac:24:20: Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,
Ac: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.
Ac: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.
Ac: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.
Ac: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.
Ac: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.
Ac: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.
Ac:24:27: But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
Ac:25:1: Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem.
Ac:25:2: Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him,
Ac:25:3: And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.
Ac:25:4: But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither.
Ac:25:5: Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.
Ac:25:6: And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought.
Ac:25:7: And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.
Ac:25:8: While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.
Ac:25:9: But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?
Ac:25:10: Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.
Ac:25:11: For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.
Ac:25:12: Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt thou go.
Ac:25:13: And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to salute Festus.