1Agrippa said to Paul, "You are permitted to speak for yourself." Then Paul stretched out his hand and proceeded to make his defense:
"In regard to all the things of which I am accused by the Jews, I consider myself fortunate, King Agrippa, that I am about to make my defense before you today;
especially because you are an expert in all 2customs and questions among the Jews; therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently.
"So then, all Jews know 3my manner of life from my youth up, which from the beginning was spent among my own nation and at Jerusalem;
since they have known about me for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that I lived as a 4Pharisee 5according to the strictest 6sect of our religion.
"And now I am standing trial 7for the hope of 8the promise made by God to our fathers;
the promise 9to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly serve God night and day. And for this 10hope, O King, I am being 11accused by Jews.
"Why is it considered incredible among you people 12if God does raise the dead?
"So then, 13I thought to myself that I had to do many things hostile to 14the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
"And this is just what I 15did in Jerusalem; not only did I lock up many of the saints in prisons, having 16received authority from the chief priests, but also when they were being put to death I 17cast my vote against them.
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"And 18as I punished them often in all the synagogues, I tried to force them to blaspheme; and being 19furiously enraged at them, I kept pursuing them 20even to foreign cities.
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