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Acts 24

NLT 1 Five days later Ananias, the high priest, arrived with some of the Jewish leaders and the lawyer Tertullus, to press charges against Paul. NIV 1 Five days later the high priest Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor. NLT 2 When Paul was called in, Tertullus laid charges against Paul in the following address to the governor: "Your Excellency, you have given peace to us Jews and have enacted reforms for us. NIV 2 When Paul was called in, Tertullus presented his case before Felix: "We have enjoyed a long period of peace under you, and your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation. NLT 3 And for all of this we are very grateful to you. NIV 3 Everywhere and in every way, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with profound gratitude. NLT 4 But lest I bore you, kindly give me your attention for only a moment as I briefly outline our case against this man. NIV 4 But in order not to weary you further, I would request that you be kind enough to hear us briefly. NLT 5 For we have found him to be a troublemaker, a man who is constantly inciting the Jews throughout the world to riots and rebellions against the Roman government. He is a ringleader of the sect known as the Nazarenes. NIV 5 "We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect NLT 6 Moreover he was trying to defile the Temple when we arrested him. NIV 6 and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him. NLT 7 * [No text] NLT 8 You can find out the truth of our accusations by examining him yourself." NIV 8 By examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him." NLT 9 Then the other Jews chimed in, declaring that everything Tertullus said was true. NIV 9 The Jews joined in the accusation, asserting that these things were true. 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. NIV 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. NLT 11 You can quickly discover that it was no more than twelve days ago that I arrived in Jerusalem to worship at the Temple. NIV 11 You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship. NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 13 These men certainly cannot prove the things they accuse me of doing." NIV 13 And they cannot prove to you the charges they are now making against me. NLT 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. NIV 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, NLT 15 I have hope in God, just as these men do, that he will raise both the righteous and the ungodly. NIV 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. NLT 16 Because of this, I always try to maintain a clear conscience before God and everyone else." NIV 16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man. NLT 17 "After several years away, I returned to Jerusalem with money to aid my people and to offer sacrifices to God. NIV 17 "After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings. NLT 18 My accusers saw me in the Temple as I was completing a purification ritual. There was no crowd around me and no rioting. NIV 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. NLT 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! NIV 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. NLT 20 Ask these men here what wrongdoing the Jewish high council found in me, NIV 20 Or these who are here should state what crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin-- NLT 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!'" NIV 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.' " NLT 22 Felix, who was quite familiar with the Way, adjourned the hearing and said, "Wait until Lysias, the garrison commander, arrives. Then I will decide the case." NIV 22 Then Felix, who was well acquainted with the Way, adjourned the proceedings. "When Lysias the commander comes," he said, "I will decide your case." NLT 23 He ordered an officer to keep Paul in custody but to give him some freedom and allow his friends to visit him and take care of his needs. NIV 23 He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard but to give him some freedom and permit his friends to take care of his needs. NLT 24 A few days later Felix came with his wife, Drusilla, who was Jewish. Sending for Paul, they listened as he told them about faith in Christ Jesus. NIV 24 Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus. NLT 25 As he reasoned with them about righteousness and self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified. "Go away for now," he replied. "When it is more convenient, I'll call for you again." NIV 25 As Paul discoursed on righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, "That's enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you." NLT 26 He also hoped that Paul would bribe him, so he sent for him quite often and talked with him. NIV 26 At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him. NLT 27 Two years went by in this way; then Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And because Felix wanted to gain favor with the Jewish leaders, he left Paul in prison. NIV 27 When two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, but because Felix wanted to grant a favor to the Jews, he left Paul in prison.