Or these who are here should state what crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin--
unless it was this one thing I shouted as I stood in their presence: 'It is concerning the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you today.' "122
Then Felix, who was well acquainted with the Way,2 adjourned the proceedings. "When Lysias the commander comes," he said, "I will decide your case."
He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard3 but to give him some freedom4 and permit his friends to take care of his needs.524
Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus.625
As Paul discoursed on righteousness, self-control7 and the judgment8 to come, Felix was afraid9 and said, "That's enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you."
At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.
When two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus,10 but because Felix wanted to grant a favor to the Jews,11 he left Paul in prison.12