Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, "My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day."
ajtenivsa? V-AAP-NSM de; CONJ oJ T-NSM Pau'lo? N-NSM tw'/ T-DSM sunedrivw/ N-DSN ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S ~andre? N-VPM ajdelfoiv, N-VPM ejgw; P-1NS pavsh/ A-DSF suneidhvsei N-DSF ajgaqh'/ A-DSF pepolivteumai V-RPI-1S tw'/ T-DSM qew'/ N-DSM a~cri PREP tauvth? D-GSF th'? T-GSF hJmevra?. N-GSF
At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.
oJ T-NSM de; CONJ ajrciereu;? N-NSM JAnaniva? N-NSM ejpevtaxen toi'? T-DPM parestw'sin V-RAP-DPM aujtw'/ P-DSM tuvptein V-PAN aujtou' P-GSM to; T-ASN stovma. N-ASN
Then Paul said to him, "God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!"
tovte ADV oJ T-NSM Pau'lo? N-NSM pro;? PREP aujto;n P-ASM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S Tuvptein V-PAN se P-2AS mevllei V-PAI-3S oJ T-NSM qeov?, N-NSM toi'ce N-VSM kekoniamevne: V-RPP-VSM kai; CONJ su; P-2NS kavqh/ V-PNI-2S-ATT krivnwn V-PAP-NSM me P-1AS kata; PREP to;n T-ASM novmon, N-ASM kai; CONJ paranomw'n V-PAP-NSM keleuvei? V-PAI-2S me P-1AS tuvptesqai; V-PPN
Those who were standing near Paul said, "You dare to insult God's high priest?
oiJ T-NPM de; CONJ parestw'te? V-RAP-NPM ei\pan, V-2AAI-3P To;n T-ASM ajrciereva N-ASM tou' T-GSM qeou' N-GSM loidorei'?; V-PAI-2S
Paul replied, "Brothers, I did not realize that he was the high priest; for it is written: 'Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.' "
e~fh V-IXI-3S te PRT oJ T-NSM Pau'lo?, N-NSM Oujk PRT h~/dein, V-LAI-1S ajdelfoiv, N-VPM o&ti CONJ ejsti;n V-PXI-3S ajrciereuv?: N-NSM gevgraptai V-RPI-3S ga;r CONJ o&ti CONJ ~arconta N-ASM tou' T-GSM laou' N-GSM sou P-2GS oujk PRT ejrei'? V-FAI-2S kakw'?. ADV
Then Paul, knowing that some of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, called out in the Sanhedrin, "My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee. I stand on trial because of my hope in the resurrection of the dead."
Gnou;? V-2AAP-NSM de; CONJ oJ T-NSM Pau'lo? N-NSM o&ti CONJ to; T-NSN eJ;n PREP mevro? N-NSN ejsti;n V-PXI-3S Saddoukaivwn N-GPM to; T-NSN de; CONJ e&teron A-NSN Farisaivwn N-GPM e~krazen V-IAI-3S ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSN sunedrivw/, N-DSN ~andre? N-VPM ajdelfoiv, N-VPM ejgw; P-1NS Farisai'ov? N-NSM eijmi, V-PXI-1S uiJo;? N-NSM Farisaivwn: N-GPM peri; PREP ejlpivdo? N-GSF kai; CONJ ajnastavsew? N-GSF nekrw'n A-GPM ?ejgw;? P-1NS krivnomai. V-PPI-1S
When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided.
tou'to D-ASN de; CONJ aujtou' P-GSM eijpovnto? V-2AAP-GSM ejgevneto V-2ADI-3S stavsi? N-NSF tw'n T-GPM Farisaivwn N-GPM kai; CONJ Saddoukaivwn, N-GPM kai; CONJ ejscivsqh V-API-3S to; T-NSN plh'qo?. N-NSN
(The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, and that there are neither angels nor spirits, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.)
Saddoukai'oi N-NPM me;n PRT ga;r CONJ levgousin V-PAI-3P mh; PRT ei\nai V-PXN ajnavstasin N-ASF mhvte CONJ a~ggelon N-ASM mhvte CONJ pneu'ma, N-ASN Farisai'oi N-NPM de; CONJ oJmologou'sin V-PAI-3P ta; T-APN ajmfovtera. A-APN
There was a great uproar, and some of the teachers of the law who were Pharisees stood up and argued vigorously. "We find nothing wrong with this man," they said. "What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"
ejgevneto V-2ADI-3S de; CONJ kraugh; N-NSF megavlh, A-NSF kai; CONJ ajnastavnte? V-2AAP-NPM tine;? X-NPM tw'n T-GPM grammatevwn N-GPM tou' T-GSN mevrou? N-GSN tw'n T-GPM Farisaivwn N-GPM diemavconto V-INI-3P levgonte?, V-PAP-NPM Oujde;n A-ASN kako;n A-ASN euJrivskomen V-PAI-1P ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSM ajnqrwvpw/ N-DSM touvtw/: D-DSM eij COND de; CONJ pneu'ma N-NSN ejlavlhsen V-AAI-3S aujtw'/ P-DSM h^ PRT a~ggelo? N-NSM
The dispute became so violent that the commander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them. He ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force and bring him into the barracks.
Pollh'? A-GSF de; CONJ ginomevnh? V-PNP-GSF stavsew? N-GSF fobhqei;? V-AOP-NSM oJ T-NSM cilivarco? mh; PRT diaspasqh'/ V-APS-3S oJ T-NSM Pau'lo? N-NSM uJpj PREP aujtw'n P-GPM ejkevleusen V-AAI-3S to; T-ASN stravteuma N-ASN kataba;n V-2AAP-ASN aJrpavsai V-AAN aujto;n P-ASM ejk PREP mevsou A-GSN aujtw'n, P-GPM a~gein V-PAN te PRT eij? PREP th;n T-ASF parembolhvn. N-ASF
The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, "Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome."
Th'/ T-DSF de; CONJ ejpiouvsh/ V-PXP-DSF nukti; N-DSF ejpista;? V-2AAP-NSM aujtw'/ P-DSM oJ T-NSM kuvrio? N-NSM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S Qavrsei, V-PAM-2S wJ? ADV ga;r CONJ diemartuvrw V-ADI-2S ta; T-APN peri; PREP ejmou' P-1GS eij? PREP rousalh;m N-PRI ou&tw se P-2AS dei' V-PQI-3S kai; CONJ eij? PREP JRwvmhn N-ASF marturh'sai. V-AAN
The next morning the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.
Genomevnh? V-2ADP-GSF de; CONJ hJmevra? N-GSF poihvsante? V-AAP-NPM sustrofh;n N-ASF oiJ T-NPM #Ioudai'oi A-NPM ajneqemavtisan V-AAI-3P eJautou;? F-3APM levgonte? V-PAP-NPM mhvte CONJ fagei'n V-2AAN mhvte CONJ pivein V-2AAN e&w? CONJ ouJ' R-GSM ajpokteivnwsin V-PAS-3P to;n T-ASM Pau'lon. N-ASM
More than forty men were involved in this plot.
h\san V-IXI-3P de; CONJ pleivou? A-NPM tesseravkonta N-NUI oiJ T-NPM tauvthn D-ASF th;n T-ASF sunwmosivan N-ASF poihsavmenoi: V-AMP-NPM
They went to the chief priests and elders and said, "We have taken a solemn oath not to eat anything until we have killed Paul.
oi&tine? R-NPM proselqovnte? V-2AAP-NPM toi'? T-DPM ajrciereu'sin N-DPM kai; CONJ toi'? T-DPM presbutevroi? A-DPM ei\pan, V-2AAI-3P #Anaqevmati N-DSN ajneqemativsamen V-AAI-1P eJautou;? F-3APM mhdeno;? A-GSN geuvsasqai V-ADN e&w? CONJ ouJ' R-GSM ajpokteivnwmen V-PAS-1P to;n T-ASM Pau'lon. N-ASM
Now then, you and the Sanhedrin petition the commander to bring him before you on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about his case. We are ready to kill him before he gets here."
nu'n ADV ou\n CONJ uJmei'? P-2NP ejmfanivsate V-AAM-2P tw'/ T-DSN ciliavrcw/ su;n PREP tw'/ T-DSN sunedrivw/ N-DSN o&pw? ADV katagavgh/ V-2AAS-3S aujto;n P-ASM eij? PREP uJma'? P-2AP wJ? ADV mevllonta? V-PAP-APM diaginwvskein V-PAN ajkribevsteron ADV ta; T-APN peri; PREP aujtou': P-GSM hJmei'? P-1NP de; CONJ pro; PREP tou' T-GSM ejggivsai V-AAN aujto;n P-ASM e&toimoiv A-NPM ejsmen V-PXI-1P tou' T-GSM ajnelei'n V-2AAN aujtovn. P-ASM
But when the son of Paul's sister heard of this plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul.
jAkouvsa? V-AAP-NSM de; CONJ oJ T-NSM uiJo;? N-NSM th'? T-GSF ajdelfh'? N-GSF Pauvlou N-GSM th;n T-ASF ejnevdran N-ASF paragenovmeno? V-2ADP-NSM kai; CONJ eijselqw;n V-2AAP-NSM eij? PREP th;n T-ASF parembolh;n N-ASF ajphvggeilen V-AAI-3S tw'/ T-DSM Pauvlw/. N-DSM
Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, "Take this young man to the commander; he has something to tell him."
proskalesavmeno? V-ADP-NSM de; CONJ oJ T-NSM Pau'lo? N-NSM e&na N-ASM tw'n T-GPM eJkatontarcw'n N-GPM e~fh, V-IXI-3S To;n T-ASM neanivan N-ASM tou'ton D-ASM ajpavgage pro;? PREP to;n T-ASM cilivarcon, e~cei V-PAI-3S ga;r CONJ ajpaggei'laiv V-AAN ti X-ASN aujtw'/. P-DSM
So he took him to the commander. The centurion said, "Paul, the prisoner, sent for me and asked me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you."
oJ T-NSM me;n PRT ou\n CONJ paralabw;n V-2AAP-NSM aujto;n P-ASM h~gagen V-2AAI-3S pro;? PREP to;n T-ASM cilivarcon kai; CONJ fhsivn, V-PXI-3S JO T-NSM devsmio? N-NSM Pau'lo? N-NSM proskalesavmenov? V-ADP-NSM me P-1AS hjrwvthsen V-AAI-3S tou'ton D-ASM to;n T-ASM neanivskon N-ASM ajgagei'n V-2AAN pro;? PREP sev, P-2AS e~contav V-PAP-ASM ti X-ASN lalh'saiv V-AAN soi. P-2DS
The commander took the young man by the hand, drew him aside and asked, "What is it you want to tell me?
ejpilabovmeno? V-2ADP-NSM de; CONJ th'? T-GSF ceiro;? N-GSF aujtou' P-GSM oJ R-ASN cilivarco? kai; CONJ ajnacwrhvsa? V-AAP-NSM katj PREP ijdivan A-ASF ejpunqavneto, V-INI-3S Tiv I-NSN ejstin V-PXI-3S oJ; R-ASN e~cei? V-PAI-2S ajpaggei'laiv V-AAN moi; P-1DS
He said: "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul before the Sanhedrin tomorrow on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about him.
ei\pen V-2AAI-3S de; CONJ o&ti CONJ OiJ T-NPM #Ioudai'oi A-NPM sunevqento V-2AMI-3P tou' T-GSM ejrwth'saiv V-AAN se P-2AS o&pw? ADV au~rion ADV to;n T-ASM Pau'lon N-ASM katagavgh/? V-2AAS-2S eij? PREP to; T-ASN sunevdrion N-ASN wJ? ADV mevllon ti X-ASN ajkribevsteron ADV punqavnesqai V-PNN peri; PREP aujtou'. P-GSM
Don't give in to them, because more than forty of them are waiting in ambush for him. They have taken an oath not to eat or drink until they have killed him. They are ready now, waiting for your consent to their request.
su; P-2NS ou\n CONJ mh; PRT peisqh'/? V-APS-2S aujtoi'?: P-DPM ejnedreuvousin V-PAI-3P ga;r CONJ aujto;n P-ASM ejx aujtw'n P-GPM a~ndre? N-NPM pleivou? A-NPM tesseravkonta, N-NUI oi&tine? R-NPM ajneqemavtisan V-AAI-3P eJautou;? F-3APM mhvte CONJ fagei'n V-2AAN mhvte CONJ piei'n V-2AAN e&w? CONJ ouJ' R-GSM ajnevlwsin V-AAS-3P aujtovn, P-ASM kai; CONJ nu'n ADV eijsin V-PXI-3P e&toimoi A-NPM prosdecovmenoi V-PNP-NPM th;n T-ASF ajpo; PREP sou' P-2GS ejpaggelivan. N-ASF
The commander dismissed the young man and cautioned him, "Don't tell anyone that you have reported this to me."
oJ T-NSM me;n PRT ou\n CONJ cilivarco? ajpevluse to;n T-ASM neanivskon N-ASM paraggeivla? V-AAP-NSM mhdeni; A-DSM ejklalh'sai V-AAN o&ti CONJ tau'ta D-APN ejnefavnisa? V-AAI-2S prov? PREP me. P-1AS
Then he called two of his centurions and ordered them, "Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight.
Kai; CONJ proskalesavmeno? V-ADP-NSM duvo N-NUI ?tina;s? X-APM tw'n T-GPM eJkatontarcw'n N-GPM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S JEtoimavsate V-AAM-2P stratiwvta? N-APM diakosivou? N-APM o&pw? ADV poreuqw'sin V-AOS-3P e&w? CONJ Kaisareiva?, N-GSF kai; CONJ iJppei'? N-APM eJbdomhvkonta N-NUI kai; CONJ dexiolavbou? diakosivou?, N-APM ajpo; PREP trivth? A-GSF w&ra? N-GSF th'? T-GSF nuktov?, N-GSF
Provide mounts for Paul so that he may be taken safely to Governor Felix."
kthvnh N-APN te PRT parasth'sai V-AAN i&na CONJ ejpibibavsante? V-AAP-NPM to;n T-ASM Pau'lon N-ASM diaswvswsi pro;? PREP Fhvlika N-ASM to;n T-ASM hJgemovna, N-ASM
He wrote a letter as follows:
gravya? V-AAP-NSM ejpistolh;n N-ASF e~cousan V-PAP-ASF to;n T-ASM tuvpon N-ASM tou'ton: D-ASM
Claudius Lysias, To His Excellency, Governor Felix: Greetings.
Klauvdio? N-NSM Lusiva? N-NSM tw'/ T-DSM krativstw/ A-DSM hJgemovni N-DSM Fhvliki N-DSM caivrein. V-PAN
This man was seized by the Jews and they were about to kill him, but I came with my troops and rescued him, for I had learned that he is a Roman citizen.
To;n T-ASM a~ndra N-ASM tou'ton D-ASM sullhmfqevnta V-APP-ASM uJpo; PREP tw'n T-GPM #Ioudaivwn A-GPM kai; CONJ mevllonta V-PAP-ASM ajnairei'sqai V-PPN uJpj PREP aujtw'n P-GPM ejpista;? V-2AAP-NSM su;n PREP tw'/ T-DSN strateuvmati N-DSN ejxeilavmhn, maqw;n V-2AAP-NSM o&ti CONJ JRwmai'ov? A-NSM ejstin: V-PXI-3S
I wanted to know why they were accusing him, so I brought him to their Sanhedrin.
boulovmenov? V-PNP-NSM te PRT ejpignw'nai V-2AAN th;n T-ASF aijtivan N-ASF dij PREP hJ;n R-ASF ejnekavloun V-IAI-3P aujtw'/ P-DSM kathvgagon V-2AAI-3P eij? PREP to; T-ASN sunevdrion N-ASN aujtw'n: P-GPM
I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him that deserved death or imprisonment.
oJ;n R-ASM euJ'ron V-2AAI-1S ejgkalouvmenon V-PPP-ASM peri; PREP zhthmavtwn N-GPN tou' T-GSM novmou N-GSM aujtw'n, P-GPM mhde;n A-ASN de; CONJ a~xion qanavtou N-GSM h^ PRT desmw'n N-GPM e~conta V-PAP-ASM e~gklhma. N-ASN
When I was informed of a plot to be carried out against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also ordered his accusers to present to you their case against him.
mhnuqeivsh? V-APP-GSF dev CONJ moi P-1DS ejpiboulh'? N-GSF eij? PREP to;n T-ASM a~ndra N-ASM e~sesqai, V-FXN ejxauth'? e~pemya V-AAI-1S pro;? PREP sev, P-2AS paraggeivla? V-AAP-NSM kai; CONJ toi'? T-DPM kathgovroi? N-DPM levgein V-PAN ?ta;? T-APN pro;? PREP aujto;n P-ASM ejpi; PREP sou'. P-2GS
So the soldiers, carrying out their orders, took Paul with them during the night and brought him as far as Antipatris.
OiJ T-NPM me;n PRT ou\n CONJ stratiw'tai N-NPM kata; PREP to; T-ASN diatetagmevnon V-RPP-ASN aujtoi'? P-DPM ajnalabovnte? V-2AAP-NPM to;n T-ASM Pau'lon N-ASM h~gagon V-2AAI-3P dia; PREP nukto;? N-GSF eij? PREP th;n T-ASF #Antipatrivda: N-ASF
The next day they let the cavalry go on with him, while they returned to the barracks.
th'/ T-DSF de; CONJ ejpauvrion ADV ejavsante? V-AAP-NPM tou;? T-APM iJppei'? N-APM ajpevrcesqai V-PNN su;n PREP aujtw'/ P-DSM uJpevstreyan V-AAI-3P eij? PREP th;n T-ASF parembolhvn: N-ASF
When the cavalry arrived in Caesarea, they delivered the letter to the governor and handed Paul over to him.
oi&tine? R-NPM eijselqovnte? V-2AAP-NPM eij? PREP th;n T-ASF Kaisavreian N-ASF kai; CONJ ajnadovnte? V-2AAP-NPM th;n T-ASF ejpistolh;n N-ASF tw'/ T-DSM hJgemovni N-DSM parevsthsan V-AAI-3P kai; CONJ to;n T-ASM Pau'lon N-ASM aujtw'/. P-DSM
The governor read the letter and asked what province he was from. Learning that he was from Cilicia,
ajnagnou;? V-2AAP-NSM de; CONJ kai; CONJ ejperwthvsa? V-AAP-NSM ejk PREP poiva? I-GSF ejparceiva? N-GSF ejsti;n V-PXI-3S kai; CONJ puqovmeno? V-2ADP-NSM o&ti CONJ ajpo; PREP Kilikiva?, N-GSF
he said, "I will hear your case when your accusers get here." Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod's palace.
Diakouvsomaiv V-FDI-1S sou, P-2GS e~fh, V-IXI-3S o&tan CONJ kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM kathvgoroiv N-NPM sou P-2GS paragevnwntai: V-2ADS-3P keleuvsa? V-AAP-NSM ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSN praitwrivw/ N-DSN tou' T-GSM JHrwv/dou N-GSM fulavssesqai V-PMN aujtovn. P-ASM
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