So I strive always to keep my conscience clear 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 poor and to present offerings.
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I was ceremonially clean when they found me in the temple courts doing this. There was no crowd with me, nor was I involved in any disturbance.
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But there are some Jews from the province of Asia, who ought to be here before you and bring charges if they have anything against me.
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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.’ ”
References for Acts 24:21
Then Felix, who was well acquainted with the Way, adjourned the proceedings. “When Lysias the commander comes,” he said, “I will decide your case.”
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He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard but to give him some freedom and permit his friends to take care of his needs.
References for Acts 24:23
Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus.
References for Acts 24:24
As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.”
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At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.