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Acts 26

NAS 1 Agrippa said to Paul, "You are permitted to speak for yourself." Then Paul stretched out his hand and proceeded to make his defense: NIV 1 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defense: NAS 2 "In regard to all the things of which I am accused by the Jews, I consider myself fortunate, King Agrippa, that I am about to make my defense before you today; 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, NAS 3 especially because you are an expert in all customs and questions among the Jews; therefore I beg you to listen to 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. NAS 4 "So then, all Jews know my manner of life from my youth up, which from the beginning was spent among my own nation and at Jerusalem; 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. NAS 5 since they have known about me for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that I lived as a Pharisee according to the strictest sect of our religion. 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. NAS 6 "And now I am standing trial for the hope of the promise made by God to 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. NAS 7 the promise to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly serve God night and day. And for this hope, O King, I am being accused by 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. NAS 8 "Why is it considered incredible among you people if God does raise the dead? NIV 8 Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead? NAS 9 "So then, I thought to myself that I had to do many things hostile 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. NAS 10 "And this is just what I did in Jerusalem; not only did I lock up many of the saints in prisons, having received authority from the chief priests, but also when they were being put to death I cast my vote 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. NAS 11 "And as I punished them often in all the synagogues, I tried to force them to blaspheme; and being furiously enraged at them, I kept pursuing them even to foreign 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. NAS 12 "While so engaged as I was journeying to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests, NIV 12 “On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. NAS 13 at midday , O King, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining all around me and those who were journeying 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. NAS 14 "And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew dialect, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.' 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.’ NAS 15 "And I said, 'Who are You, Lord ?' And the Lord said, 'I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. NIV 15 “Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ “ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. NAS 16 'But get up and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you; 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. NAS 17 rescuing you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you, NIV 17 I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them NAS 18 to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith 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.’ NAS 19 "So, King Agrippa, I did not prove disobedient to the heavenly vision, NIV 19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. NAS 20 but kept declaring both to those of Damascus first, and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds appropriate to 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. NAS 21 "For this reason some Jews seized me in the temple and tried to put me to death. NIV 21 That is why some Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me. NAS 22 "So, having obtained help from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, stating nothing but what the Prophets and Moses said was going to take place; 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— NAS 23 that the Christ was to suffer, and that by reason of His resurrection from the dead He would be the first to proclaim light both to the Jewish 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.” NAS 24 While Paul was saying this in his defense, Festus said in a loud voice, "Paul, you are out of your mind! Your great learning is driving you 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.” NAS 25 But Paul said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth. NIV 25 “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable. NAS 26 "For the king knows about these matters, and I speak to him also with confidence, since I am persuaded that none of these things escape his notice; for this has not been 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. NAS 27 "King Agrippa, do you believe the Prophets? I know that you do." NIV 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.” NAS 28 Agrippa replied to Paul, "In a short time you will persuade me to become 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?” NAS 29 And Paul said, "I would wish to God, that whether in a short or long time, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these chains." 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.” NAS 30 The king stood up and the governor and Bernice, and those who were sitting with them, NIV 30 The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice and those sitting with them. NAS 31 and when they had gone aside, they began talking to one another, saying, "This man is not doing anything worthy of death or imprisonment." NIV 31 After they left the room, they began saying to one another, “This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment.” NAS 32 And Agrippa said to Festus, "This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to 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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