Acts 24:3

3 For all of this, Your Excellency, we are very grateful to you.

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 Five days later Ananias, the high priest, arrived with some of the Jewish elders and the lawyer Tertullus, to present their case against Paul to the governor.
2 When Paul was called in, Tertullus presented the charges against Paul in the following address to the governor: “You have provided a long period of peace for us Jews and with foresight have enacted reforms for us.
3 For all of this, Your Excellency, we are very grateful to you.
4 But I don’t want to bore you, so please give me your attention for only a moment.
5 We have found this man to be a troublemaker who is constantly stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the cult known as the Nazarenes.