"For thisreason some Jews1seized me in the temple and tried2to put me to death.
22"So, having obtainedhelp from God, I stand to thisday3testifyingboth to small and great, statingnothing but what4the Prophets and Mosessaid was going to takeplace;
23a5that bthe Christ was cto suffer, and dthat 6by reason of His resurrection from the dead He would be the first to proclaim7lightboth to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles."
While Paul was sayingthis in his defense, Festussaid in a loudvoice, "Paul, you are out of your mind! eYour great8learning is fdriving you mad."
But Paulsaid, "I am not out of my mind, 9mostexcellentFestus, but I utterwordsgof sobertruth.
"For the kingh10knowsaboutthese matters, and I speak to him also with confidence, since I am persuaded that none of thesethingsescape his notice; for this has not beendone in a icorner.
27"KingAgrippa, do you believe the Prophets? I know that you jdo."
28Agrippa replied to Paul, "kIn a shorttime you lwill persuade me to mbecome a 11Christian."
And Paul said, "nI wouldwish to God, that whetheroin a shortorlongtime, not only you, but alsoall who hear me thisday, might becomesuch as I am, except for these12chains."
3013The kingstood up and the governor and Bernice, and those who were sitting with them,
and when they had goneaside, they began talking to oneanother, saying, "14Thisman is not doinganythingworthy of deathorpimprisonment."