Acts 24:10-21 NLT

10 Now it was Paul's turn. The governor motioned for him to rise and speak. Paul said, "I know, sir, that you have been a judge of Jewish affairs for many years, and this gives me confidence as I make my defense.
11 You can quickly discover that it was no more than twelve days ago that I arrived in Jerusalem to worship at the Temple.
12 I didn't argue with anyone in the Temple, nor did I incite a riot in any synagogue or on the streets of the city.
13 These men certainly cannot prove the things they accuse me of doing."
14 "But I admit that I follow the Way, which they call a sect. I worship the God of our ancestors, and I firmly believe the Jewish law and everything written in the books of prophecy.
15 I have hope in God, just as these men do, that he will raise both the righteous and the ungodly.
16 Because of this, I always try to maintain a clear conscience before God and everyone else."
17 "After several years away, I returned to Jerusalem with money to aid my people and to offer sacrifices to God.
18 My accusers saw me in the Temple as I was completing a purification ritual. There was no crowd around me and no rioting.
19 But some Jews from the province of Asia were there -- and they ought to be here to bring charges if they have anything against me!
20 Ask these men here what wrongdoing the Jewish high council a found in me,

References for Acts 24:20

    • Ú 24:20 - Greek <I>Sanhedrin.</I>
      21 except for one thing I said when I shouted out, 'I am on trial before you today because I believe in the resurrection of the dead!'"