Acts 24:11-21 NIV

11 You can easily verify that no more than twelve days1 ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

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12 My accusers did not find me arguing with anyone at the temple,2 or stirring up a crowd3 in the synagogues or anywhere else in the city.

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13 And they cannot prove to you the charges they are now making against me.4

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14 However, I admit that I worship the God of our fathers5 as a follower of the Way,6 which they call a sect.7 I believe everything that agrees with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,8

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      15 and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection9 of both the righteous and the wicked.10

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      16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear11 before God and man.

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      17 "After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor12 and to present offerings.
      18 I was ceremonially clean13 when they found me in the temple courts doing this. There was no crowd with me, nor was I involved in any disturbance.14

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      19 But there are some Jews from the province of Asia,15 who ought to be here before you and bring charges if they have anything against me.16

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      20 Or these who are here should state what crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin--
      21 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.' "17

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