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

 
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10 And when the governor had motioned to him to speak, Paul replied: "Realizing that for many years you have been judge over this nation, I cheerfully make my defense. 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 may ascertain, it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship at Jerusalem; 11 You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
12 and they did not find me disputing with any one or stirring up a crowd, either in the temple or in the synagogues, or in 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 what they now bring up 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 fathers, believing everything laid down by 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 having a hope in God which these themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust. 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 So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward God and toward men. 16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
17 Now after some years I came to bring to my nation alms and offerings. 17 "After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.
18 As I was doing this, they found me purified in the temple, without any crowd or tumult. But some Jews from Asia-- 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 they ought to be here before you and 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 else let these men themselves say what wrongdoing they 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 except this one thing which I cried out while standing among them, 'With respect to the resurrection of the dead I am on trial before you this day.'" 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.' "