"But this I admit to you, that according to 1the Waywhich they call a 2sect I do servea3the God of our fathers, 4believingeverything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets;
15having a hope in God, which5thesemencherishthemselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
"In view of this, 6I alsobdo my best to maintainalways a blamelessconscience both beforeGod and before men.
17"Now7afterseveralyears I 8came to bringcalms to my nation and to presentofferings;
in which they found me occupied in the temple, having been 9purified, without any 10crowdoruproar. But there were some11Jews from dAsia -
19whoought to have beenpresentbefore you and to 12makeaccusation, if they should haveanythingagainst me.
20"Orelse let thesementhemselvestellwhatmisdeed they found when I stoodbefore13the eCouncil,
21otherthan for thisonestatementwhich14I shouted out while standingamong them, 'For the resurrection of the dead I am on trialbefore you today.' "
But Felix, fhaving a moreexactknowledgeabout15the Way, put them off, saying, "WhenLysias the gcommandercomesdown, I will decide your case ."
23Then he gaveorders to the centurion for him to be 16kept in custody and yet 17have some freedom, and not to preventany of 18his friends from ministering to him.
But somedayslaterFelixarrived with Drusilla, his hwife who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul and heard him speak about19faith in ChristJesus.