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Acts 24:1
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After (a)five days the high priest (b)Ananias came down with some elders, [a]with an [b]attorney named Tertullus, and they [c]brought charges to (c)the governor against Paul.
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Acts 24:2
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After Paul had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying to the governor, "Since we have through you attained much peace, and since by your providence reforms are being carried out for this nation,
Acts 24:3
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we acknowledge this in every way and everywhere, (d)most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
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Acts 24:4
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But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you [d]to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.
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Acts 24:5
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For we have found this man a real pest and a fellow who stirs up dissension among all the Jews throughout [e]the world, and a ringleader of the (e)sect of the Nazarenes.
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Acts 24:6
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And he even tried to (f)desecrate the temple; and [f]then we arrested him. [[g]We wanted to judge him according to our own Law.
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Acts 24:7
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But Lysias the commander came along, and with much violence took him out of our hands,
Acts 24:8
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ordering his accusers to come before you.] By examining him yourself concerning all these matters you will be able to ascertain the things of which we accuse him."
Acts 24:9
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(g)The Jews also joined in the attack, asserting that these things were so.
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Acts 24:10
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When (h)the governor had nodded for him to speak, Paul responded: "Knowing that for many years you have been a judge to this nation, I cheerfully make my defense,
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Acts 24:11
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since you can take note of the fact that no more than (i)twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
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Acts 24:12
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(j)Neither in the temple, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city itself did they find me carrying on a discussion with anyone or (k)causing [h]a riot.
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Acts 24:13
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(l)Nor can they prove to you the charges of which they now accuse me.
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Acts 24:14
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But this I admit to you, that according to (m)the Way which they call a (n)sect I do serve [i](o)the God of our fathers, (p)believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets;
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Acts 24:15
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having a hope in God, which (q)these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
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Acts 24:16
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In view of this, (r)I also [j]do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.
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Acts 24:17
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Now (s)after several years I (t)came to bring [k]alms to my nation and to present offerings;
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Acts 24:18
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in which they found me occupied in the temple, having been (u)purified, without any (v)crowd or uproar. But there were some (w)Jews from [l]Asia—
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Acts 24:19
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who ought to have been present before you and to (x)make accusation, if they should have anything against me.
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Acts 24:20
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Or else let these men themselves tell what misdeed they found when I stood before (y)the [m]Council,
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Acts 24:21
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other than for this one statement which (z)I shouted out while standing among them, ‘For the resurrection of the dead I am on trial before you today.'"
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Acts 24:22
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But Felix, [n]having a more exact knowledge about (aa)the Way, put them off, saying, "When Lysias the [o]commander comes down, I will decide your case."
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Acts 24:23
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Then he gave orders to the centurion for him to be (ab)kept in custody and yet (ac)have some freedom, and not to prevent any of (ad)his friends from ministering to him.
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Acts 24:24
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But some days later Felix arrived with Drusilla, his [p]wife who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul and heard him speak about (ae)faith in Christ Jesus.
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Acts 24:25
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But as he was discussing (af)righteousness, (ag)self-control and (ah)the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you."
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Acts 24:26
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At the same time too, he was hoping that (ai)money would be given him by Paul; therefore he also used to send for him quite often and converse with him.
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Acts 24:27
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But after two years had passed, Felix [q]was succeeded by Porcius (aj)Festus, and (ak)wishing to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul (al)imprisoned.
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