Acts 24:2

Overview - Acts 24
Paul being accused by Tertullus the orator,
10 answers for his life and doctrine.
24 He preaches Christ to the governor and his wife.
26 The governor hopes for a bribe, but in vain.
27 At last, going out of his office, he leaves Paul in prison.
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Acts 24:2  (King James Version)
And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence, 3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

Felix, bad as he was, had certainly rendered some services to Judaea. He had entirely subdued a very formidable banditti which had infested the country, and sent their captain, Eliezar, to Rome; had suppressed the sedition raised by the Egyptian impostor (ch. 21:38 ); and had quelled a very afflictive disturbance which took place between the Syrians and Jews of Csarea. But, though Tertullus might truly say, "by thee we enjoy great quietness," yet it is evident that he
was guilty of the grossest flattery, as we have seen both from his own historians and Josephus, that he was both a bad man and a bad governor. Acts 24:26 Acts 24:27 ; Psalms 10:3 ; Psalms 12:2 Psalms 12:3 Proverbs 26:28 ; 29:5 Jude 1:16