Parallel Bible results for Acts 26

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Acts 26

KJV 1 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself: NIV 1 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defense: KJV 2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews: NIV 2 “King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as I make my defense against all the accusations of the Jews, KJV 3 Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently. NIV 3 and especially so because you are well acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. Therefore, I beg you to listen to me patiently. KJV 4 My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews; NIV 4 “The Jewish people all know the way I have lived ever since I was a child, from the beginning of my life in my own country, and also in Jerusalem. KJV 5 Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee. NIV 5 They have known me for a long time and can testify, if they are willing, that I conformed to the strictest sect of our religion, living as a Pharisee. KJV 6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: NIV 6 And now it is because of my hope in what God has promised our ancestors that I am on trial today. KJV 7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews. NIV 7 This is the promise our twelve tribes are hoping to see fulfilled as they earnestly serve God day and night. King Agrippa, it is because of this hope that these Jews are accusing me. KJV 8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead? NIV 8 Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead? KJV 9 I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. NIV 9 “I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. KJV 10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them. NIV 10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the Lord’s people in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. KJV 11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities. NIV 11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities. KJV 12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests, NIV 12 “On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. KJV 13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. NIV 13 About noon, King Agrippa, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. KJV 14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue,Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. NIV 14 We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic,‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ KJV 15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said,I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. NIV 15 “Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ “ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. KJV 16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; NIV 16 ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me. KJV 17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, NIV 17 I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them KJV 18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. NIV 18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ KJV 19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: NIV 19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. KJV 20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. NIV 20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds. KJV 21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. NIV 21 That is why some Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me. KJV 22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: NIV 22 But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen— KJV 23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles. NIV 23 that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.” KJV 24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. NIV 24 At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.” KJV 25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. NIV 25 “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable. KJV 26 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner. NIV 26 The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner. KJV 27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest. NIV 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.” KJV 28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. NIV 28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?” KJV 29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds. NIV 29 Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.” KJV 30 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them: NIV 30 The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice and those sitting with them. KJV 31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds. NIV 31 After they left the room, they began saying to one another, “This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment.” KJV 32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar. NIV 32 Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”

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