10 When 1the governor had nodded for him to speak, Paul responded: "K nowing that for many years you have been a judge to this nation, I cheerfully make my defense,
11 since you can take note of the fact that no more than 2twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
12 "3Neither in the temple, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city itself did they find me carrying on a discussion with anyone or 4causing a riot.
13 "5Nor can they prove to you the charges of which they now accuse me.
14 "But this I admit to you, that according to 6the Way which they call a 7sect I do serve 8the God of our fathers, 9believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets;
15 having a hope in God, which 10these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
16 "In view of this, 11I also do my best to maintain always * a blameless conscience both before God and before men.
18 in which they found me occupied in the temple, having been 14purified, without * any 15crowd or uproar. But there were some 16Jews from Asia -
19 who ought to have been present before you and to 17make accusation, if they should have anything against me.
21 other than for this one statement which 19I shouted out while standing among them, 'For the resurrection of the dead I am on trial before you today.' "