Acts 26:1-6 NIV

Paul Before Agrippa

1 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defense:

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2 “King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as I make my defense against all the accusations of the Jews,

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3 and especially so because you are well acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. Therefore, I beg you to listen to me patiently.

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4 “The Jewish people all know the way I have lived ever since I was a child, from the beginning of my life in my own country, and also in Jerusalem.

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5 They have known me for a long time and can testify, if they are willing, that I conformed to the strictest sect of our religion, living as a Pharisee.

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6 And now it is because of my hope in what God has promised our ancestors that I am on trial today.

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