I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them
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to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
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“So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven.
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First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.
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That is why some Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me.
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But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen—
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that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”
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At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.”
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“I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable.
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The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner.
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King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.”