Paul being accused by Tertullus the orator,
Acts 24:1 And, after five days, came down the High-priest Ananias, with certain Elders and a certain orator Tertullus, and they informed the governor against Paul. Acts 24:2 And, when he was called, Tertullus began to make accusation, sayingSeeing that, great peace, we are obtaining through thee, and that, reforms, are being brought about for this nation through thy forethought, Acts 24:3 both in all ways and in all places, are we accepting it, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness. Acts 24:4 But, lest I too long detain thee, I beseech thee to hear us concisely in thy considerateness. Acts 24:5 For, finding this man a pest, and moving sedition with all the Jews that are throughout the inhabited earth, a leader also of the sect of the Nazarenes, Acts 24:6 who also attempted to desecrate even, the temple, whom we also seized, Acts 24:7 [Absent] Acts 24:8 from whom thou shall be able, thyself, by making examination concerning all these things, to ascertain the things of which, we, are accusing him. Acts 24:9 Moreover, the Jews also were joining in the attack, saying that, these things, were, so.
answereth for his life and doctrine.
Acts 24:10 And Paul answered, when the governor had motioned him to be speaking,Well knowing thee to have been, for many years, judge unto his nation, cheerfully, as to the things concerning myself, do I make defence; Acts 24:11 seeing thou art able to ascertain, that there are, not more, than twelve days, since I went up to worship in Jerusalem, Acts 24:12 and neither, in the temple, found they me, with any one, disputing, or causing, a halt, of the multitude, either in the synagogues or throughout the city, Acts 24:13 neither can they make good the things concerning which they are, now, accusing me. Acts 24:14 But I confess, this, unto thee,That, according to the Way which they call a Sect, so, I am rendering divine service unto my father's God, believing in all the things which, throughout the law, and those which, in the prophets, are written: Acts 24:15 Having, hope, towards God, which, even these themselves, do entertainthat, a resurrection, there shall certainly be, both of righteous and of unrighteous: Acts 24:16 herein, even I, myself, am studying to have, an unoffending conscience, towards God and men, continually. Acts 24:17 Now, after many years, intending to do, alms, unto my nation, I arrived,also [to present] offerings; among which they found me, purified in the temple, not with a multitude, nor with tumult; Acts 24:18 but certain Jews from Asia [caused it], Acts 24:19 who ought, before thee, to have presented themselves, and to have been laying accusation, if, anything, they might have had against me: Acts 24:20 Or, let, these themselves, say what wrong they found, when I stood before the High-council, Acts 24:21 unless concerning this one voice, wherewith I cried aloud among them, as I stoodConcerning the raising of the dead, am, I, to be judged, this day, by you. Acts 24:22 And Felix deferred them, having more exact knowledge concerning the Way,sayingAs soon as, Lysias the captain, hath come down, I will give judgment as to your affairs, Acts 24:23 giving orders unto the centurion, that he should be kept, and have a measure of liberty, and to be hindering, none, of his own from waiting upon him.
He preacheth Christ to the governor and his wife.
Acts 24:24 And, after certain days, Felix having arrived, with Drusilla his own wife, who was, a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith, respecting Christ Jesus. Acts 24:25 And, as he was reasoning of righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix, becoming greatly afraid, answeredFor the present, be going thy way, and, when I find an opportunity, I will send for thee,
The governor hopeth for a bribe, but in vain.
Acts 24:26 at the same time, also hoping that, money, would be given him by Paul; wherefore also, the more frequently sending for him, he used to converse with him.
At last, going out of his office, he leaveth Paul in prison.
Acts 24:27 When, however, two years, were completed, Felix, was succeeded, by Porcius Festus, and Felix, wishing to gain favour with the Jews, left Paul bound.