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Acts 24

GNT 1 Five days later the High Priest Ananias went to Caesarea with some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus. They appeared before Governor Felix and made their charges against Paul. 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. GNT 2 Then Paul was called in, and Tertullus began to make his accusation, as follows: "Your Excellency! Your wise leadership has brought us a long period of peace, and many necessary reforms are being made for the good of our country. 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. GNT 3 We welcome this everywhere and at all times, and we are deeply grateful to you. NIV 3 Everywhere and in every way, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with profound gratitude. GNT 4 I do not want to take up too much of your time, however, so I beg you to be kind and listen to our brief account. NIV 4 But in order not to weary you further, I would request that you be kind enough to hear us briefly. GNT 5 We found this man to be a dangerous nuisance; he starts riots among Jews all over the world and is a leader of the party of the Nazarenes. 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 GNT 6 He also tried to defile the Temple, and we arrested him. NIV 6 and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him.By GNT 8 If you question this man, you yourself will be able to learn from him all the things that we are accusing him of." NIV 8 examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him.” GNT 9 The Jews joined in the accusation and said that all this was true. NIV 9 The other Jews joined in the accusation, asserting that these things were true. GNT 10 The governor then motioned to Paul to speak, and Paul said, "I know that you have been a judge over this nation for many years, and so I am happy to defend myself before you. 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. GNT 11 As you can find out for yourself, it was no more than twelve days ago that I went to Jerusalem to worship. NIV 11 You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship. GNT 12 The Jews did not find me arguing with anyone in the Temple, nor did they find me stirring up the people, either in the synagogues or anywhere else in the city. 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. GNT 13 Nor can they give you proof of the accusations they now bring against me. NIV 13 And they cannot prove to you the charges they are now making against me. GNT 14 I do admit this to you: I worship the God of our ancestors by following that Way which they say is false. But I also believe in everything written in the Law of Moses and the books of 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, GNT 15 I have the same hope in God that these themselves have, namely, that all people, both the good and the bad, will rise from death. 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. GNT 16 And so I do my best always to have a clear conscience before God and people. NIV 16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man. GNT 17 "After being away from Jerusalem for several years, I went there to take some money to my own people 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. GNT 18 It was while I was doing this that they found me in the Temple after I had completed the ceremony of purification. There was no crowd with me and no disorder. 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. GNT 19 But some Jews from the province of Asia were there; they themselves ought to come before you and make their accusations 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. GNT 20 Or let these who are here tell what crime they found me guilty of when I stood before the Council - NIV 20 Or these who are here should state what crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin— GNT 21 except for the one thing I called out when I stood before them: "I am being tried by you today for believing that the dead will rise to life.' " 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.’ ” GNT 22 Then Felix, who was well informed about the Way, brought the hearing to a close. "When the commander Lysias arrives," he told them, "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.” GNT 23 He ordered the officer in charge of Paul to keep him under guard, but to give him some freedom and allow his friends to provide for 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. GNT 24 After some days Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he talked about faith in Christ Jesus. 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. GNT 25 But as Paul went on discussing about goodness, self-control, and the coming Day of Judgment, Felix was afraid and said, "You may leave now. I will call you again when I get the 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.” GNT 26 At the same time he was hoping that Paul would give him some money; and for this reason he would call for him often and talk 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. GNT 27 After two years had passed, Porcius Festus succeeded Felix as governor. Felix wanted to gain favor with the Jews so he left Paul in prison. 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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