20"Orelse let thesementhemselvestellwhatmisdeed they found when I stoodbefore1the aCouncil,
21otherthan for thisonestatementwhich2I shouted out while standingamong them, 'For the resurrection of the dead I am on trialbefore you today.' "
But Felix, bhaving a moreexactknowledgeabout3the Way, put them off, saying, "WhenLysias the ccommandercomesdown, I will decide your case ."
23Then he gaveorders to the centurion for him to be 4kept in custody and yet 5have some freedom, and not to preventany of 6his friends from ministering to him.
But somedayslaterFelixarrived with Drusilla, his dwife who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul and heard him speak about7faith in ChristJesus.
But as he was discussing8righteousness, 9self-control and 10the judgment to come, Felixbecamefrightened and said, "Goaway for the present, and when I findtime I will summon you."
At the sametimetoo, he was hoping that 11money would be given him by Paul ; therefore he also used to send for him quiteoften and converse with him.
But after twoyears had passed, Felixewas succeeded by Porcius12Festus, and 13wishing to do the Jews a favor, FelixleftPaul14imprisoned.