Acts 24:9-19 NIV

9 The Jews joined in the accusation,1 asserting that these things were true.

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10 When the governor2 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 days3 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,4 or stirring up a crowd5 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.6

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14 However, I admit that I worship the God of our fathers7 as a follower of the Way,8 which they call a sect.9 I believe everything that agrees with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,10

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      15 and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection11 of both the righteous and the wicked.12

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      16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear13 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 poor14 and to present offerings.
      18 I was ceremonially clean15 when they found me in the temple courts doing this. There was no crowd with me, nor was I involved in any disturbance.16

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      19 But there are some Jews from the province of Asia,17 who ought to be here before you and bring charges if they have anything against me.18

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