and while I was doing this, some Jews from the province of Asia found me ritually purifieda in the temple, without a crowd and without any uproar.
It is they who ought to be here before you to bring charges, if they have anything against me.
Either let these men here state what wrongdoing they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin,
or about this one statement I cried out while standing among them, 'Today I am being judged before you concerning the resurrection of the dead.' "
Since Felix was accurately informed about the Way, he adjourned the hearing, saying, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will decide your case."
He ordered that the centurion keep Paulb under guard, though he could have some freedom, and that he should not prevent any of his friends from servingc him.
After some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and listened to him on the subject of faith in Christ Jesus.
Now as he spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became afraid and replied, "Leave for now, but when I find time I'll call for you."
At the same time he was also hoping that money would be given to him by Paul.d For this reason he sent for him quite often and conversed with him.
After two years had passed, Felix received a successor, Porcius Festus, and because he wished to do a favor for the Jews, Felix left Paul in prison.