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 -
19whoought to have beenpresentbefore you and to 18makeaccusation, if they should haveanythingagainst me.