Acts 26:24-32

24 And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, 1you 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, 2most excellent Festus, but I am speaking 3true and 4rational words.
26 For 5the king knows about these things, and to him I speak boldly. For I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this has not been done in a corner.
27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe."
28 And Agrippa said to Paul, "In a short time would you persuade me to be 6a Christian?"[a]
29 And Paul said, "Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day 7might become such as I am--except for 8these chains."
30 Then the king rose, and 9the governor and Bernice and those who were sitting with them.
31 And when they had withdrawn, they said to one another, 10"This man is doing nothing to deserve death or imprisonment."
32 And Agrippa said to Festus, 11"This man could have been set 12free if he had not appealed 13to Caesar."

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Acts 26:24-32 In-Context

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.
26 For the king knows about these things, and to him I speak boldly. For I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this has not been done in a corner.
27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe."
28 And Agrippa said to Paul, "In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?"
29 And Paul said, "Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am--except for these chains."
30 Then the king rose, and the governor and Bernice and those who were sitting with them.
31 And when they had withdrawn, they said to one another, "This man is doing nothing to deserve death or imprisonment."
32 And Agrippa said to Festus, "This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar."

Cross References 13

  • 1. Acts 12:15; [ver. 8; Acts 17:32; 2 Kings 9:11; Jeremiah 29:26; Mark 3:21; John 10:20; 1 Corinthians 1:23; 1 Corinthians 2:14; 1 Corinthians 4:10]
  • 2. See Acts 24:2
  • 3. [2 Peter 1:16]
  • 4. [2 Corinthians 5:13]
  • 5. [ver. 3]
  • 6. Acts 11:26; 1 Peter 4:16
  • 7. [1 Corinthians 7:7]
  • 8. See Acts 21:33
  • 9. See Acts 23:24
  • 10. See Acts 23:29
  • 11. Acts 28:18
  • 12. Acts 25:11; Acts 28:19
  • 13. See Acts 9:15

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or In a short time you would persuade me to act like a Christian!