1AndafterfivedaysAnanias the high priestdescendedwith the elders,and with a certainorator named Tertullus,whoinformed the governoragainstPaul.2And when he was called forth , Tertullusbegan to accuse him, saying , Seeing that bythee we enjoygreatquietness,and that very worthy deeds are done unto thisnationbythyprovidence,3Weaccept it always,and in all places, most nobleFelix,withallthankfulness.4Notwithstanding,that I benotfurthertedious unto thee, I praythee that thou wouldest hearus of thyclemency a few words.5For we have foundthisman a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jewsthroughout the world,and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:6Whoalso hath gone about to profane the temple : whom we took , andwould have judgedaccording to ourlaw.7But the chief captainLysiascame upon us, and withgreatviolence took him away out ofourhands,8Commandinghisaccusers to comeuntothee: by examiningofwhomthyselfmayest take knowledgeofall these things,whereofweaccusehim.9And the Jewsalsoassented , saying that these thingswereso.10ThenPaul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak , answered , Forasmuch as I know that thou hast beenofmanyyears a judge unto thisnation, I do the more cheerfullyanswerformyself:11
Because that thoumayestunderstand , that there are yet buttwelvedayssinceI went uptoJerusalem for to worship .
12And they neitherfoundmein the templedisputingwith any man,neither raising up the people , neitherin the synagogues,norin the city:13Neithercan they prove the thingswhereoftheynowaccuseme.14Butthis I confess unto thee,thatafter the waywhich they callheresy,so worship I the God of my fathers,believing all thingswhich are writtenin the lawandin the prophets:15
And havehopetowardGod,whichtheythemselvesalsoallow , that there shall be a resurrection of the dead,both of the justandunjust.16Andhereindo I exercisemyself, to havealways a conscience void of offencetowardGod,and toward men.17Nowaftermanyyears I came to bringalmstomynation,andofferings.18WhereuponcertainJewsfromAsiafoundmepurifiedin the temple,neitherwithmultitude,norwithtumult.19Whoought to have been herebeforethee,andobject , if they hadoughtagainstme.20
Or elseletthesesame here say , if they have foundany evil doinginme, while Istoodbefore the council,21Except it be forthisonevoice,that I criedstandingamongthem,Touchingtheresurrection of the deadI am called in questionbyyou this day.22And when Felixheard these things, having more perfectknowledgeof that way, he deferredthem, and said , WhenLysias the chief captain shall come down , I will know the uttermost of yourmatter.23And he commanded a centurion to keepPaul,and to let him haveliberty,and that he should forbidnone of hisacquaintance to ministerorcome unto him.24Andaftercertaindays, when FelixcamewithhiswifeDrusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent forPaul,andheardhimconcerning the faithinChrist.25And as hereasonedofrighteousness,temperance , andjudgment to come , Felixtrembled , and answered , Go thy way for this time;when I have a convenient season, I will call forthee.26
He hopedalsothatmoney should have been givenhimofPaul,that he might loosehim:wherefore he sent forhim the oftener,and communed withhim.27Butafter two yearsPorciusFestuscame into Felix'room:andFelix,willing to shew the Jews a pleasure,leftPaulbound .