Acts 7:2; Acts 8:36; Acts 10:28; Acts 10:30-31; Acts 16:30; Acts 16:37; Acts 17:22; Acts 19:35; Acts 21:37; Acts 22:2; Acts 22:27-28; Acts 23:5; Acts 23:17-18; Acts 23:35; Acts 25:5; Acts 25:22; Acts 25:24; Acts 26:1; Acts 26:24-25; Acts 26:32
And he said, "Hear me, brethren and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,
As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?"
And he said to them, "You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man unholy or unclean.
Cornelius said, "Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during the ninth hour; and behold, a man stood before me in shining garments,
and he said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.
and after he brought them out, he said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us in public without trial, men who are Romans, and have thrown us into prison; and now are they sending us away secretly? No indeed! But let them come themselves and bring us out."
So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects.
After quieting the crowd, the town clerk said, "Men of Ephesus, what man is there after all who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of the image which fell down from heaven?
As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the commander, "May I say something to you?" And he said, "Do you know Greek?
And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew dialect, they became even more quiet; and he said,
The commander came and said to him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" And he said, "Yes."
The commander answered, "I acquired this citizenship with a large sum of money." And Paul said, "But I was actually born a citizen."
And Paul said, "I was not aware, brethren, that he was high priest; for it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT SPEAK EVIL OF A RULER OF YOUR PEOPLE.' "
Paul called one of the centurions to him and said, "Lead this young man to the commander, for he has something to report to him."
So he took him and led him to the commander and said, "Paul the prisoner called me to him and asked me to lead this young man to you since he has something to tell you."
he said, "I will give you a hearing after your accusers arrive also," giving orders for him to be kept in Herod's Praetorium.
"Therefore," he said, "let the influential men among you go there with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them prosecute him."
Then Agrippa said to Festus, "I also would like to hear the man myself." "Tomorrow," he said, "you shall hear him."
Festus said, "King Agrippa, and all you gentlemen here present with us, you see this man about whom all the people of the Jews appealed to me, both at Jerusalem and here, loudly declaring that he ought not to live any longer.
Agrippa said to Paul, "You are permitted to speak for yourself." Then Paul stretched out his hand and proceeded to make his defense:
While Paul was saying this in his defense, Festus said in a loud voice, "Paul, you are out of your mind! Your great learning is driving you mad."
But Paul said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth.
And Agrippa said to Festus, "This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar."