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

 
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10 Then Paul, after the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered: "Inasmuch as I know that thou hast been for many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself. 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 For thou mayest understand that there have been yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship. 11 You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither stirring up the people, neither in the synagogues nor 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 the things whereof they now accuse me. 13 And they cannot prove to you the charges they are now making against me.
14 But this I confess unto thee, that according to the Way, which they call heresy, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and 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 And I have hope in God, which they themselves also hold, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and 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 And herein do I exercise myself to have always a conscience void of offense toward God and toward men. 16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
17 "Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, 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 whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, with neither crowd nor tumult. 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 These ought to have been here before thee to object if they had aught 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 same say here if they have found any evildoing in me 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 be for this one utterance that I cried out standing among them: `Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am called into question by 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.' "