Acts 24:1-11 NIV

Paul’s Trial Before Felix

1 Five days later the high priest Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor.

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2 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.
3 Everywhere and in every way, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with profound gratitude.

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4 But in order not to weary you further, I would request that you be kind enough to hear us briefly.
5 “We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect

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6 and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him.Bya

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    • ¤ 24:6 - Some manuscripts include here "him, and we would have judged him in accordance with our law. " 7"But the commander Lysias came and took him from us with much violence, " 8"ordering his accusers to come before you."
      8 examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him.”
      9 The other Jews joined in the accusation, asserting that these things were true.

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      10 When the governor motioned for him to speak, Paul replied: “I know that for a number of years you have been a judge over this nation; so I gladly make my defense.

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      11 You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

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