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Parallel Bible results for Acts 24

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Acts 24

CJB 1 After five days, the cohen hagadol Hananyah came down with some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they presented their case against Sha'ul to the governor. NIV 1 Five days later the high priest Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor. CJB 2 Sha'ul was called, and Tertullus began to make the charges: "Felix, your Excellency, it is because of you that we enjoy unbroken peace, and it is your foresight that has brought to this nation NIV 2 When Paul was called in, Tertullus presented his case before Felix: “We have enjoyed a long period of peace under you, and your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation. CJB 3 so many reforms in so many areas. It is with the utmost gratitude that we receive this. NIV 3 Everywhere and in every way, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with profound gratitude. CJB 4 But, in order not to take up too much of your time, I beg your indulgence to give us a brief hearing. NIV 4 But in order not to weary you further, I would request that you be kind enough to hear us briefly. CJB 5 "We have found this man a pest. He is an agitator among all the Jews throughout the world and a ringleader of the sect of the Natzratim. NIV 5 “We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect CJB 6 He even tried to profane the Temple, but we arrested him. NIV 6 and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him.By CJB 7 CJB 8 By questioning this man yourself, you will be able to learn all about the things of which we are accusing him." NIV 8 examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him.” CJB 9 The Judeans also joined in the accusation and alleged that these were the facts. NIV 9 The other Jews joined in the accusation, asserting that these things were true. CJB 10 When the governor motioned for Sha'ul to speak, he replied, "I know that you have been judge over this nation for a number of years, so I am glad to make my defense. NIV 10 When the governor motioned for him to speak, Paul replied: “I know that for a number of years you have been a judge over this nation; so I gladly make my defense. CJB 11 As you can verify for yourself, it has not been more than twelve days since I went up to worship in Yerushalayim; NIV 11 You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship. CJB 12 and neither in the Temple nor in the synagogues nor anywhere else in the city did they find me either arguing with anyone or collecting a crowd. NIV 12 My accusers did not find me arguing with anyone at the temple, or stirring up a crowd in the synagogues or anywhere else in the city. CJB 13 Nor can they give any proof of the things of which they are accusing me. NIV 13 And they cannot prove to you the charges they are now making against me. CJB 14 "But this I do admit to you: I worship the God of our fathers in accordance with the Way (which they call a sect). I continue to believe everything that accords with the Torah and everything written in the Prophets. NIV 14 However, I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets, CJB 15 And I continue to have a hope in God - which they too accept - that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. NIV 15 and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. CJB 16 Indeed, it is because of this that I make a point of always having a clear conscience in the sight of both God and man. NIV 16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man. CJB 17 "After an absence of several years, I came to Yerushalayim to bring a charitable gift to my nation and to offer sacrifices. NIV 17 “After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings. CJB 18 It was in connection with the latter that they found me in the Temple. I had been ceremonially purified, I was not with a crowd, and I was not causing a disturbance. NIV 18 I was ceremonially clean when they found me in the temple courts doing this. There was no crowd with me, nor was I involved in any disturbance. CJB 19 But some Jews from the province of Asia - they ought to be here before you to make a charge if they have anything against me! NIV 19 But there are some Jews from the province of Asia, who ought to be here before you and bring charges if they have anything against me. CJB 20 Or else, let these men themselves say what crime they found me guilty of when I stood in front of the Sanhedrin, NIV 20 Or these who are here should state what crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin— CJB 21 other than this one thing which I shouted out when I was standing among them: 'I am on trial before you today because I believe in the resurrection of the dead!'" NIV 21 unless it was this one thing I shouted as I stood in their presence: ‘It is concerning the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you today.’ ” CJB 22 But Felix, who had rather detailed knowledge of things connected with the Way, put them off, saying, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will decide your case." NIV 22 Then Felix, who was well acquainted with the Way, adjourned the proceedings. “When Lysias the commander comes,” he said, “I will decide your case.” CJB 23 He ordered the captain to keep Sha'ul in custody, but to let him have considerable liberty and not prevent any of his friends from taking care of his needs. NIV 23 He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard but to give him some freedom and permit his friends to take care of his needs. CJB 24 After some days, Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Sha'ul and listened to him as he spoke about trusting in the Messiah Yeshua. NIV 24 Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus. CJB 25 But when Sha'ul began to discuss righteousness, self-control and the coming Judgment, Felix became frightened and said, "For the time being, go away! I will send for you when I get a chance." NIV 25 As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.” CJB 26 At the same time, he hoped that Sha'ul would offer him a bribe; so he sent for him rather often and kept talking with him. NIV 26 At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him. CJB 27 After two years, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; but because Felix wanted to grant the Judeans a favor, he left Sha'ul still a prisoner. NIV 27 When two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, but because Felix wanted to grant a favor to the Jews, he left Paul in prison.

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