Acts 26:19-23

19 "Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to 1the heavenly vision,
20 but declared first 2to those in Damascus, 3then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also 4to the Gentiles, that they should 5repent and 6turn to God, performing deeds 7in keeping with their repentance.
21 For this reason 8the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.
22 9To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so 10I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what 11the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:
23 12that the Christ 13must suffer and that, 14by being the first 15to rise from the dead, 16he would proclaim 17light both to our people and to the Gentiles."

Acts 26:19-23 In-Context

17 elivering you from your people and from the Gentiles--to whom I am sending you
18 to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
19 "Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,
20 but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.
21 For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.
22 To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:
23 that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles."
24 And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind."
25 But Paul said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words.

Cross References 17

  • 1. ver. 13
  • 2. Acts 9:19, 20
  • 3. Acts 9:26-29; Acts 22:17-20
  • 4. See Acts 13:46
  • 5. See Acts 2:38
  • 6. See Acts 14:15
  • 7. Matthew 3:8; Luke 3:8
  • 8. Acts 21:27, 30, 31; Acts 24:18
  • 9. 2 Corinthians 1:10; [Hebrews 13:5, 6]
  • 10. [Ephesians 6:13]
  • 11. See Acts 10:43; Acts 24:14
  • 12. [Luke 24:26; Hebrews 2:10]; See Acts 3:18
  • 13. [John 12:34]
  • 14. 1 Corinthians 15:20, 23; Colossians 1:18; Revelation 1:5
  • 15. Romans 1:4
  • 16. [Ephesians 2:17]
  • 17. ver. 18; See Luke 2:32