Acts 24:3

3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

Acts 24:3 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 24:3

We accept it always, and in all places
The sense is, that the Jews observed with pleasure the provident care the governor took of their nation, and at all times spoke well of him; and wherever they came commended his conduct, and owned the favours they received from him, and the blessings they enjoyed under his government: and then giving him his title of honour,

most noble Felix;
Tertullus adds, that this the Jews did

with all thankfulness;
as sensible of the obligations they were under to him; but this was all a farce, mere artifice, and wretched flattery.

Acts 24:3 In-Context

1 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.
2 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.
4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: