Acts 24   

And after afive days bAnanias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul. 2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, cSeeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence, 3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. 4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words. 5 dFor we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: 6 eWho also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would fhave judged according to our law. 7 gBut the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, 8 hCommanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him. 9 And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.

10 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself: 11 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem ifor to worship. 12 jAnd they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither 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 thee, that after mthe way which they call heresy, so worship I the lGod of my fathers, believing all things which are written in kthe law and in the prophets: 15 And nhave hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, othat there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. 16 And pherein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

17 Now after many years qI came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings. 18 rWhereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult. 19 sWho ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me. 20 Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council, 21 Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, tTouching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.

22 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter. 23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and uthat he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. 26 He hoped also that vmoney should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him. 27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, wwilling to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

Acts 25

Cross Ref
1 a Act 21:27
 b Act 23:2
Act 23:30
Act 23:35
2 c Psa 12:2
Psa 55:21
5 d 1 Pet 2:12
2 Tim 3:12
1 Cor 4:12-13
Rom 8:35
Act 17:6
Act 16:20
Act 6:13
Luk 11:49
Mar 10:30
Mat 5:11
6 e Act 21:28
 f Joh 18:31
7 g Act 21:33
8 h Act 23:30
11 i Act 21:26
12 j Act 25:8
14 k 2 Cor 1:20
Rom 3:21
Act 13:15
Luk 16:16
 l 2 Tim 1:3
Act 3:13
Exo 3:15
 m Act 9:2
Amo 8:14
Psa 119:46
15 n Act 23:6
 o Dan 12:2
Mat 22:31
Joh 5:28
1 The 4:14
Rev 20:12
16 p Act 23:1
17 q Gal 2:10
2 Cor 8:4
Rom 15:25
Act 11:29
18 r Act 21:26
19 s Act 23:30
21 t Act 23:6
23 u Act 27:3
26 v Exo 23:8
Psa 26:10
1 Tim 6:10
27 w Exo 23:2
Pro 29:25
Act 25:9