When Paul was called in, Tertullus presented his case before Felix: "We have enjoyed a long period of peace under you, and your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation.
Everywhere and in every way, most excellent1 Felix, we acknowledge this with profound gratitude.
But in order not to weary you further, I would request that you be kind enough to hear us briefly.
"We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots2 among the Jews3 all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene4 sect56
and even tried to desecrate the temple;6 so we seized him.
Bya examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him."