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.”
Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
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Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
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The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice and those sitting with them.
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After they left the room, they began saying to one another, “This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment.”
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Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”
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