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Acts 24:10-21 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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10 When the governor motioned to him to speak, Paul replied: "I cheerfully make my defense, knowing that for many years you have been a judge over this nation. 10 When the governor motioned for him to speak, Paul replied: "I know that for a number of years you have been a judge over this nation; so I gladly make my defense.
11 As you can find out, it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship in Jerusalem. 11 You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
12 They did not find me disputing with anyone in the temple or stirring up a crowd either in the synagogues or throughout the city. 12 My accusers did not find me arguing with anyone at the temple, or stirring up a crowd in the synagogues or anywhere else in the city.
13 Neither can they prove to you the charge that they now bring against me. 13 And they cannot prove to you the charges they are now making against me.
14 But this I admit to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our ancestors, believing everything laid down according to the law or written in the prophets. 14 However, I admit that I worship the God of our fathers as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that agrees with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,
15 I have a hope in God—a hope that they themselves also accept—that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. 15 and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
16 Therefore I do my best always to have a clear conscience toward God and all people. 16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
17 Now after some years I came to bring alms to my nation and to offer sacrifices. 17 "After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.
18 While I was doing this, they found me in the temple, completing the rite of purification, without any crowd or disturbance. 18 I was ceremonially clean when they found me in the temple courts doing this. There was no crowd with me, nor was I involved in any disturbance.
19 But there were some Jews from Asia—they ought to be here before you to make an accusation, if they have anything against me. 19 But there are some Jews from the province of Asia, who ought to be here before you and bring charges if they have anything against me.
20 Or let these men here tell what crime they had found when I stood before the council, 20 Or these who are here should state what crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin--
21 unless it was this one sentence that I called out while standing before them, "It is about the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you today.' " 21 unless it was this one thing I shouted as I stood in their presence: 'It is concerning the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you today.' "