My accusers did not find me arguing with anyone at the temple,1 or stirring up a crowd2 in the synagogues or anywhere else in the city.
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And they cannot prove to you the charges they are now making against me.3
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However, I admit that I worship the God of our fathers4 as a follower of the Way,5 which they call a sect.6 I believe everything that agrees with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,7
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and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection8 of both the righteous and the wicked.9
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So I strive always to keep my conscience clear10 before God and man.
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"After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor11 and to present offerings.
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I was ceremonially clean12 when they found me in the temple courts doing this. There was no crowd with me, nor was I involved in any disturbance.13
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But there are some Jews from the province of Asia,14 who ought to be here before you and bring charges if they have anything against me.15
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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.' "16
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Then Felix, who was well acquainted with the Way,17 adjourned the proceedings. "When Lysias the commander comes," he said, "I will decide your case."
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