Acts 24:16-26 NIV

16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear1 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 poor2 and to present offerings.
18 I was ceremonially clean3 when they found me in the temple courts doing this. There was no crowd with me, nor was I involved in any disturbance.4

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19 But there are some Jews from the province of Asia,5 who ought to be here before you and bring charges if they have anything against me.6

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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.' "7

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22 Then Felix, who was well acquainted with the Way,8 adjourned the proceedings. "When Lysias the commander comes," he said, "I will decide your case."

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23 He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard9 but to give him some freedom10 and permit his friends to take care of his needs.11

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24 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.12

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25 As Paul discoursed on righteousness, self-control13 and the judgment14 to come, Felix was afraid15 and said, "That's enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you."

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26 At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.