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Acts 26:1-11

NIV 1 Then Agrippa said to Paul, "You have permission to speak for yourself." So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defense: NIV 1 Then Agrippa said to Paul, "You have permission to speak for yourself." So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defense: NIV 2 "King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as I make my defense against all the accusations of the Jews, NIV 2 "King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as I make my defense against all the accusations of the Jews, NIV 3 and especially so because you are well acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. Therefore, I beg you to listen to me patiently. NIV 3 and especially so because you are well acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. Therefore, I beg you to listen to me patiently. NIV 4 "The Jews all know the way I have lived ever since I was a child, from the beginning of my life in my own country, and also in Jerusalem. NIV 4 "The Jews all know the way I have lived ever since I was a child, from the beginning of my life in my own country, and also in Jerusalem. NIV 5 They have known me for a long time and can testify, if they are willing, that according to the strictest sect of our religion, I lived as a Pharisee. NIV 5 They have known me for a long time and can testify, if they are willing, that according to the strictest sect of our religion, I lived as a Pharisee. NIV 6 And now it is because of my hope in what God has promised our fathers that I am on trial today. NIV 6 And now it is because of my hope in what God has promised our fathers that I am on trial today. NIV 7 This is the promise our twelve tribes are hoping to see fulfilled as they earnestly serve God day and night. O king, it is because of this hope that the Jews are accusing me. NIV 7 This is the promise our twelve tribes are hoping to see fulfilled as they earnestly serve God day and night. O king, it is because of this hope that the Jews are accusing me. NIV 8 Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead? NIV 8 Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead? NIV 9 "I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. NIV 9 "I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. NIV 10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the saints in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. NIV 10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the saints in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. NIV 11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. In my obsession against them, I even went to foreign cities to persecute them. NIV 11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. In my obsession against them, I even went to foreign cities to persecute them.