8ordering his accusers to comebefore you.] By examining him yourselfconcerningallthese matters you will be able to ascertain the things of which we accuse him."
91The Jewsalsojoined in the attack, asserting that thesethings were so.
When 2the 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 3twelvedaysago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
"4Neither in the temple, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city itself did they find me carrying on a discussion with anyoneor5causingaa riot.
"6Norcan they prove to you the charges of which they nowaccuse me.
"But this I admit to you, that according to 7the Waywhich they call a 8sect I do serveb9the God of our fathers, 10believingeverything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets ;
15having a hope in God, which11thesemencherishthemselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
"In view of this, 12I alsocdo my best to maintainalways a blamelessconscience both beforeGod and before men.
17"Now13afterseveralyears I 14came to bringdalms to my nation and to presentofferings ;
in which they found me occupied in the temple, having been 15purified, without any 16crowdoruproar. But there were some17Jews from eAsia -