we acknowledge this in everyway and everywhere, 1mostexcellentFelix, with allthankfulness.
"But, that I may not weary you anyfurther , I beg you ato grant us, by your kindness, a briefhearing.
"For we have foundthisman a real pest and a fellow who stirs up dissension among all the Jewsthroughoutbthe world, and a ringleader of the 2sect of the Nazarenes.
"And he eventried to 3desecrate the temple; and cthen we arrested him. [dWe wanted to judge him according to our own Law.
"But Lysias the commandercamealong, and with muchviolencetook him out of our hands,
8ordering his accusers to comebefore you.] By examining him yourselfconcerningallthese matters you will be able to ascertain the things of which we accuse him."
94The Jewsalsojoined in the attack, asserting that thesethings were so.
When 5the governor had nodded for him to speak, Paulresponded: "K nowing that for manyyears you have been a judge to thisnation, I cheerfullymake my defense,
since you cantakenote of the fact that nomore than 6twelvedaysago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
"7Neither in the temple, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city itself did they find me carrying on a discussion with anyoneor8causingea riot.
"9Norcan they prove to you the charges of which they nowaccuse me.