Acts Chapter 24
1 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with theeldersand with a certain orator named Tertulluswhoinformed the governor against Paul.
2 And when he was called forthTertullus began to accuse himsayingSeeing that by thee we enjoy great quietnessand thatvery worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence
3 We accept it alwaysand in all placesmost noble Felixwithall thankfulness.
4 Notwithstandingthat I be not further tedious unto theeIpray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a fewwords.
5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellowand a mover ofsedition among all the Jews throughout the worldand aringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes
6 Who also hath gone about to profane the templewhom we tookand would have judged according to our law.
7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon usand with greatviolence took him away out of our hands
8 Commanding his accusers to come unto theeby examining ofwhom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things whereof we accuse him.
9 And the Jews also assentedsaying that these things were so.
10 Then Paulafter that the governor had beckoned unto him tospeakansweredForasmuch as I know that thou hast been ofmany years a judge unto this nationI do the more cheerfullyanswer for myself
11 Because that thou mayest understandthat there are yet buttwelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.
12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with anymanneither raising up the peopleneither in the synagogues nor in the city
13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
14 But this I confess unto theethat after the way which theycall heresyso worship I the God of my fathersbelieving allthings which are written in the law and in the prophets
15 And have hope toward Godwhich they themselves also allowthat there shall be a resurrection of the deadboth of thejust and unjust.
16 And herein do I exercise myselfto have always a consciencevoid to offence toward Godand toward men.
17 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nationandofferings.
18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in thetempleneither with multitudenor with tumult.
19 Who ought to have been here before theeand objectif theyhad ought against me.
20 Or else let these same here sayif they have found any evildoing in mewhile I stood before the council
21 Except it be for this one voicethat I cried standing amongthemTouching the resurrection of the dead I am called inquestion by you this day.
22 And when Felix heard these thingshaving more perfectknowledge of that wayhe deferred themand saidWhen Lysiasthe chief captain shall come downI will know the uttermostof your matter.
23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Pauland to let him havelibertyand that he should forbid none of his acquaintance tominister or come unto him.
24 And after certain dayswhen Felix came with his wifeDrusillawhich was a Jewesshe sent for Pauland heard himconcerning the faith in Christ.
25 And as he reasoned of righteousnesstemperanceand judgmentto comeFelix trembledand answeredGo thy way for thistimewhen I have a convenient seasonI will call for thee.
26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paulthat he might loose himwherefore he sent for him theoftenerand communed with him.
27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into FelixroomandFelixwilling to shew the Jews a pleasureleft Paul bound.