He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard1 but to give him some freedom2 and permit his friends to take care of his needs.3
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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.4
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As Paul discoursed on righteousness, self-control5 and the judgment6 to come, Felix was afraid7 and said, "That's enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you."
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At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.
When two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus,8 but because Felix wanted to grant a favor to the Jews,9 he left Paul in prison.10
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