1ThenAgrippasaiduntoPaul,Thou art permitted to speakforthyself.ThenPaul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself :
I thinkmyselfhappy,kingAgrippa, because I shall answer for myself this daybeforetheetouching all the thingswhereof I am accusedof the Jews:3Especially because I knowthee to beexpertinallcustomsandquestions which are among the Jews:wherefore I beseechthee to hearmepatiently.4Mymanneroflifefrom my youth,whichwasat the firstamongmine own nationatJerusalem,knowall the Jews;5
Which knewme from the beginning,if they wouldtestify , thatafter the most straitestsect of ourreligion I lived a Pharisee.6Andnow I stand and am judgedfor the hope of the promisemadeofGodunto our fathers:7Untowhich promise our twelve tribes,instantlyserving God dayandnight,hope to come . Forwhich hope's sake,kingAgrippa, I am accusedof the Jews.8Why should it be thought a thingincrediblewithyou,thatGod should raise the dead?9Iverilythought with myself, that I ought to do many thingscontraryto the name of Jesus of Nazareth.10
Which thingIalsodidinJerusalem:andmany of the saintsdidI shut up in prison, having receivedauthorityfrom the chief priests;and when they were put to death , I gave my voice against them.