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Acts 23

NRS 1 While Paul was looking intently at the council he said, "Brothers, up to this day I have lived my life with a clear conscience before God." NIV 1 Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, "My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day." NRS 2 Then the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near him to strike him on the mouth. NIV 2 At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth. NRS 3 At this Paul said to him, "God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! Are you sitting there to judge me according to the law, and yet in violation of the law you order me to be struck?" NIV 3 Then Paul said to him, "God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!" NRS 4 Those standing nearby said, "Do you dare to insult God's high priest? NIV 4 Those who were standing near Paul said, "You dare to insult God's high priest? NRS 5 And Paul said, "I did not realize, brothers, that he was high priest; for it is written, "You shall not speak evil of a leader of your people.' " NIV 5 Paul replied, "Brothers, I did not realize that he was the high priest; for it is written: 'Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.' " NRS 6 When Paul noticed that some were Sadducees and others were Pharisees, he called out in the council, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. I am on trial concerning the hope of the resurrection of the dead." NIV 6 Then Paul, knowing that some of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, called out in the Sanhedrin, "My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee. I stand on trial because of my hope in the resurrection of the dead." NRS 7 When he said this, a dissension began between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. NIV 7 When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. NRS 8 (The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, or angel, or spirit; but the Pharisees acknowledge all three.) NIV 8 (The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, and that there are neither angels nor spirits, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.) NRS 9 Then a great clamor arose, and certain scribes of the Pharisees' group stood up and contended, "We find nothing wrong with this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?" NIV 9 There was a great uproar, and some of the teachers of the law who were Pharisees stood up and argued vigorously. "We find nothing wrong with this man," they said. "What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?" NRS 10 When the dissension became violent, the tribune, fearing that they would tear Paul to pieces, ordered the soldiers to go down, take him by force, and bring him into the barracks. NIV 10 The dispute became so violent that the commander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them. He ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force and bring him into the barracks. NRS 11 That night the Lord stood near him and said, "Keep up your courage! For just as you have testified for me in Jerusalem, so you must bear witness also in Rome." NIV 11 The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, "Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome." NRS 12 In the morning the Jews joined in a conspiracy and bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink until they had killed Paul. NIV 12 The next morning the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. NRS 13 There were more than forty who joined in this conspiracy. NIV 13 More than forty men were involved in this plot. NRS 14 They went to the chief priests and elders and said, "We have strictly bound ourselves by an oath to taste no food until we have killed Paul NIV 14 They went to the chief priests and elders and said, "We have taken a solemn oath not to eat anything until we have killed Paul. NRS 15 Now then, you and the council must notify the tribune to bring him down to you, on the pretext that you want to make a more thorough examination of his case. And we are ready to do away with him before he arrives." NIV 15 Now then, you and the Sanhedrin petition the commander to bring him before you on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about his case. We are ready to kill him before he gets here." NRS 16 Now the son of Paul's sister heard about the ambush; so he went and gained entrance to the barracks and told Paul. NIV 16 But when the son of Paul's sister heard of this plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul. NRS 17 Paul called one of the centurions and said, "Take this young man to the tribune, for he has something to report to him." NIV 17 Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, "Take this young man to the commander; he has something to tell him." NRS 18 So he took him, brought him to the tribune, and said, "The prisoner Paul called me and asked me to bring this young man to you; he has something to tell you." NIV 18 So he took him to the commander. The centurion said, "Paul, the prisoner, sent for me and asked me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you." NRS 19 The tribune took him by the hand, drew him aside privately, and asked, "What is it that you have to report to me? NIV 19 The commander took the young man by the hand, drew him aside and asked, "What is it you want to tell me? NRS 20 He answered, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as though they were going to inquire more thoroughly into his case. NIV 20 He said: "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul before the Sanhedrin tomorrow on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about him. NRS 21 But do not be persuaded by them, for more than forty of their men are lying in ambush for him. They have bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink until they kill him. They are ready now and are waiting for your consent. NIV 21 Don't give in to them, because more than forty of them are waiting in ambush for him. They have taken an oath not to eat or drink until they have killed him. They are ready now, waiting for your consent to their request. NRS 22 So the tribune dismissed the young man, ordering him, "Tell no one that you have informed me of this." NIV 22 The commander dismissed the young man and cautioned him, "Don't tell anyone that you have reported this to me." NRS 23 Then he summoned two of the centurions and said, "Get ready to leave by nine o'clock tonight for Caesarea with two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen. NIV 23 Then he called two of his centurions and ordered them, "Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight. NRS 24 Also provide mounts for Paul to ride, and take him safely to Felix the governor." NIV 24 Provide mounts for Paul so that he may be taken safely to Governor Felix." NRS 25 He wrote a letter to this effect: NIV 25 He wrote a letter as follows: NRS 26 "Claudius Lysias to his Excellency the governor Felix, greetings. NIV 26 Claudius Lysias, To His Excellency, Governor Felix: Greetings. NRS 27 This man was seized by the Jews and was about to be killed by them, but when I had learned that he was a Roman citizen, I came with the guard and rescued him. NIV 27 This man was seized by the Jews and they were about to kill him, but I came with my troops and rescued him, for I had learned that he is a Roman citizen. NRS 28 Since I wanted to know the charge for which they accused him, I had him brought to their council. NIV 28 I wanted to know why they were accusing him, so I brought him to their Sanhedrin. NRS 29 I found that he was accused concerning questions of their law, but was charged with nothing deserving death or imprisonment. NIV 29 I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him that deserved death or imprisonment. NRS 30 When I was informed that there would be a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once, ordering his accusers also to state before you what they have against him. " NIV 30 When I was informed of a plot to be carried out against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also ordered his accusers to present to you their case against him. NRS 31 So the soldiers, according to their instructions, took Paul and brought him during the night to Antipatris. NIV 31 So the soldiers, carrying out their orders, took Paul with them during the night and brought him as far as Antipatris. NRS 32 The next day they let the horsemen go on with him, while they returned to the barracks. NIV 32 The next day they let the cavalry go on with him, while they returned to the barracks. NRS 33 When they came to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they presented Paul also before him. NIV 33 When the cavalry arrived in Caesarea, they delivered the letter to the governor and handed Paul over to him. NRS 34 On reading the letter, he asked what province he belonged to, and when he learned that he was from Cilicia, NIV 34 The governor read the letter and asked what province he was from. Learning that he was from Cilicia, NRS 35 he said, "I will give you a hearing when your accusers arrive." Then he ordered that he be kept under guard in Herod's headquarters. NIV 35 he said, "I will hear your case when your accusers get here." Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod's palace.