and neither in the temple did they find me disputing with any man or stirring up a crowd, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city. 13
Neither can they prove to thee the things whereof they now accuse me. 14
But this I confess unto thee, that after the Way which they call a sect, so serve I the God of our fathers, believing all things which are according to the law, and which are written in the prophets; 15
having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there shall be a resurrection both of the just and unjust. 16
Herein I also exercise myself to have a conscience void of offence toward God and men always. 17
Now after some years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings: 18
amidst which they found me purified in the temple, with no crowd, nor yet with tumult: but there were certain Jews from Asia-- 19
who ought to have been here before thee, and to make accusation, if they had aught against me. 20
Or else let these men themselves say what wrong-doing they found when I stood before the council, 21
except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question before you this day.
22But Felix, having more exact knowledge concerning the Way, deferred them, saying, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will determine your matter. 23And he gave order to the centurion that he should be kept in charge, and should have indulgence; and not to forbid any of his friends to minister unto him.
24But after certain days, Felix came with Drusilla, his wife, who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ Jesus. 25And as he reasoned of righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, Go thy way for this time; and when I have a convenient season, I will call thee unto me. 26He hoped withal that money would be given him of Paul: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him. 27But when two years were fulfilled, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and desiring to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul in bonds.