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Acts 24


Act 24:1 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.
Act 24:2 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,
Act 24:3 we acknowledge this in every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
Act 24:4 But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.
Act 24:5 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.
Act 24:6 And he even tried to desecrate the temple; and then we arrested him. [ We wanted to judge him according to our own Law.
Act 24:7 But Lysias the commander came along, and with much violence took him out of our hands,
Act 24:8 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."
Act 24:9 The Jews also joined in the attack, asserting that these things were so.
Act 24:10 When the 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,
Act 24:11 since you can take note of the fact that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
Act 24:12 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.
Act 24:13 Nor can they prove to you the charges of which they now accuse me.
Act 24:14 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;
Act 24:15 having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
Act 24:16 In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.
Act 24:17 Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;
Act 24:18 in which they found me occupied in the temple, having been purified, without any crowd or uproar. But there were some Jews from Asia"
Act 24:19 who ought to have been present before you and to make accusation, if they should have anything against me.
Act 24:20 Or else let these men themselves tell what misdeed they found when I stood before the Council,
Act 24:21 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. '"
Act 24:22 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."
Act 24:23 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.
Act 24:24 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.
Act 24:25 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."
Act 24:26 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.
Act 24:27 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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Act 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. Act 24:1 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. Act 24:1 μετὰ δὲ πέντε ἡμέρας κατέβη ὁ ἀρχιερεὺς ἁνανίας μετὰ πρεσβυτέρων τινῶν καὶ ῥήτορος τερτύλλου τινός, οἵτινες ἐνεφάνισαν τῶ ἡγεμόνι κατὰ τοῦ παύλου.
Act 24:2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence, Act 24:2 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, Act 24:2 κληθέντος δὲ αὐτοῦ ἤρξατο κατηγορεῖν ὁ τέρτυλλος λέγων, πολλῆς εἰρήνης τυγχάνοντες διὰ σοῦ καὶ διορθωμάτων γινομένων τῶ ἔθνει τούτῳ διὰ τῆς σῆς προνοίας,
Act 24:3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. Act 24:3 we acknowledge this in every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness. Act 24:3 πάντῃ τε καὶ πανταχοῦ ἀποδεχόμεθα, κράτιστε φῆλιξ, μετὰ πάσης εὐχαριστίας.
Act 24:4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words. Act 24:4 But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing. Act 24:4 ἵνα δὲ μὴ ἐπὶ πλεῖόν σε ἐγκόπτω, παρακαλῶ ἀκοῦσαί σε ἡμῶν συντόμως τῇ σῇ ἐπιεικείᾳ.
Act 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: Act 24:5 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. Act 24:5 εὑρόντες γὰρ τὸν ἄνδρα τοῦτον λοιμὸν καὶ κινοῦντα στάσεις πᾶσιν τοῖς ἰουδαίοις τοῖς κατὰ τὴν οἰκουμένην πρωτοστάτην τε τῆς τῶν ναζωραίων αἱρέσεως,
Act 24:6 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law. Act 24:6 And he even tried to desecrate the temple; and then we arrested him. [ We wanted to judge him according to our own Law. Act 24:6 ὃς καὶ τὸ ἱερὸν ἐπείρασεν βεβηλῶσαι, ὃν καὶ ἐκρατήσαμεν,
Act 24:7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, Act 24:7 But Lysias the commander came along, and with much violence took him out of our hands, Act 24:7
Act 24:8 Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him. Act 24:8 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." Act 24:8 παρ᾽ οὖ δυνήσῃ αὐτὸς ἀνακρίνας περὶ πάντων τούτων ἐπιγνῶναι ὧν ἡμεῖς κατηγοροῦμεν αὐτοῦ.
Act 24:9 And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so. Act 24:9 The Jews also joined in the attack, asserting that these things were so. Act 24:9 συνεπέθεντο δὲ καὶ οἱ ἰουδαῖοι φάσκοντες ταῦτα οὕτως ἔχειν.
Act 24:10 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself: Act 24:10 When the 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, Act 24:10 ἀπεκρίθη τε ὁ παῦλος νεύσαντος αὐτῶ τοῦ ἡγεμόνος λέγειν, ἐκ πολλῶν ἐτῶν ὄντα σε κριτὴν τῶ ἔθνει τούτῳ ἐπιστάμενος εὐθύμως τὰ περὶ ἐμαυτοῦ ἀπολογοῦμαι,
Act 24:11 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship. Act 24:11 since you can take note of the fact that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship. Act 24:11 δυναμένου σου ἐπιγνῶναι ὅτι οὐ πλείους εἰσίν μοι ἡμέραι δώδεκα ἀφ᾽ ἧς ἀνέβην προσκυνήσων εἰς ἰερουσαλήμ,
Act 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: Act 24:12 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. Act 24:12 καὶ οὔτε ἐν τῶ ἱερῶ εὖρόν με πρός τινα διαλεγόμενον ἢ ἐπίστασιν ποιοῦντα ὄχλου οὔτε ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς οὔτε κατὰ τὴν πόλιν,
Act 24:13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me. Act 24:13 Nor can they prove to you the charges of which they now accuse me. Act 24:13 οὐδὲ παραστῆσαι δύνανταί σοι περὶ ὧν νυνὶ κατηγοροῦσίν μου.
Act 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: Act 24:14 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; Act 24:14 ὁμολογῶ δὲ τοῦτό σοι ὅτι κατὰ τὴν ὁδὸν ἣν λέγουσιν αἵρεσιν οὕτως λατρεύω τῶ πατρῴῳ θεῶ, πιστεύων πᾶσι τοῖς κατὰ τὸν νόμον καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς προφήταις γεγραμμένοις,
Act 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. Act 24:15 having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. Act 24:15 ἐλπίδα ἔχων εἰς τὸν θεόν, ἣν καὶ αὐτοὶ οὖτοι προσδέχονται, ἀνάστασιν μέλλειν ἔσεσθαι δικαίων τε καὶ ἀδίκων.
Act 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men. Act 24:16 In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men. Act 24:16 ἐν τούτῳ καὶ αὐτὸς ἀσκῶ ἀπρόσκοπον συνείδησιν ἔχειν πρὸς τὸν θεὸν καὶ τοὺς ἀνθρώπους διὰ παντός.
Act 24:17 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings. Act 24:17 Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings; Act 24:17 δι᾽ ἐτῶν δὲ πλειόνων ἐλεημοσύνας ποιήσων εἰς τὸ ἔθνος μου παρεγενόμην καὶ προσφοράς,
Act 24:18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult. Act 24:18 in which they found me occupied in the temple, having been purified, without any crowd or uproar. But there were some Jews from Asia" Act 24:18 ἐν αἷς εὖρόν με ἡγνισμένον ἐν τῶ ἱερῶ, οὐ μετὰ ὄχλου οὐδὲ μετὰ θορύβου·
Act 24:19 Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me. Act 24:19 who ought to have been present before you and to make accusation, if they should have anything against me. Act 24:19 τινὲς δὲ ἀπὸ τῆς ἀσίας ἰουδαῖοι, οὓς ἔδει ἐπὶ σοῦ παρεῖναι καὶ κατηγορεῖν εἴ τι ἔχοιεν πρὸς ἐμέ _
Act 24:20 Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council, Act 24:20 Or else let these men themselves tell what misdeed they found when I stood before the Council, Act 24:20 ἢ αὐτοὶ οὖτοι εἰπάτωσαν τί εὖρον ἀδίκημα στάντος μου ἐπὶ τοῦ συνεδρίου
Act 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. Act 24:21 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. '" Act 24:21 ἢ περὶ μιᾶς ταύτης φωνῆς ἧς ἐκέκραξα ἐν αὐτοῖς ἑστὼς ὅτι περὶ ἀναστάσεως νεκρῶν ἐγὼ κρίνομαι σήμερον ἐφ᾽ ὑμῶν.
Act 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. Act 24:22 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." Act 24:22 ἀνεβάλετο δὲ αὐτοὺς ὁ φῆλιξ, ἀκριβέστερον εἰδὼς τὰ περὶ τῆς ὁδοῦ, εἴπας, ὅταν λυσίας ὁ χιλίαρχος καταβῇ διαγνώσομαι τὰ καθ᾽ ὑμᾶς,
Act 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. Act 24:23 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. Act 24:23 διαταξάμενος τῶ ἑκατοντάρχῃ τηρεῖσθαι αὐτὸν ἔχειν τε ἄνεσιν καὶ μηδένα κωλύειν τῶν ἰδίων αὐτοῦ ὑπηρετεῖν αὐτῶ.
Act 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. Act 24:24 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. Act 24:24 μετὰ δὲ ἡμέρας τινὰς παραγενόμενος ὁ φῆλιξ σὺν δρουσίλλῃ τῇ ἰδίᾳ γυναικὶ οὔσῃ ἰουδαίᾳ μετεπέμψατο τὸν παῦλον καὶ ἤκουσεν αὐτοῦ περὶ τῆς εἰς χριστὸν ἰησοῦν πίστεως.
Act 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. Act 24:25 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." Act 24:25 διαλεγομένου δὲ αὐτοῦ περὶ δικαιοσύνης καὶ ἐγκρατείας καὶ τοῦ κρίματος τοῦ μέλλοντος ἔμφοβος γενόμενος ὁ φῆλιξ ἀπεκρίθη, τὸ νῦν ἔχον πορεύου, καιρὸν δὲ μεταλαβὼν μετακαλέσομαί σε·
Act 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. Act 24:26 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. Act 24:26 ἅμα καὶ ἐλπίζων ὅτι χρήματα δοθήσεται αὐτῶ ὑπὸ τοῦ παύλου· διὸ καὶ πυκνότερον αὐτὸν μεταπεμπόμενος ὡμίλει αὐτῶ.
Act 24:27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound. Act 24:27 But after two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and wishing to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul imprisoned. Act 24:27 διετίας δὲ πληρωθείσης ἔλαβεν διάδοχον ὁ φῆλιξ πόρκιον φῆστον· θέλων τε χάριτα καταθέσθαι τοῖς ἰουδαίοις ὁ φῆλιξ κατέλιπε τὸν παῦλον δεδεμένον.

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