Acts: Chapter 24

The Acts of the Apostles. The 24th Chapter
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24:1 And after five days, Ananias, prince of priests, came down with some elder men, and Tertullus, some oratour, which went to the president against Paul. After five days, Ananias the high priest descended, with seniours, and with a certain oratour named Tartullus, and enformed the ruler against Paul. Now after five days, Ananias the high Priest came down with the Elders, and with Tertullus a certain oratour, which appeared before the Governor against Paul. And after five days, Ananias the high Priest descended with the Elders, and with a certain Oratour named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.
24:2 And Paul summoned, Tertullus began to accuse, saying, When in much peace we do by thee, and many things be amended by thy providence, when Paul was called forth, Tartullus began to accuse him saying: Seeing that we live in great quietness by the means of thee and that many good things are done unto this nation through thy providence: And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that we have obtained great quietness through thee, and that many worthy things are done unto this nation through thy providence, And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence:
24:3 evermore and every where, thou best Felix, we have received with all doing of thankings. that allow we ever and in all places, most mighty Felix with all thanks. We acknowledge it wholly, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thanks. We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.
24:4 But lest I tarry thee longer, I pray thee, shortly hear us for thy meekness. Notwithstanding, lest I be tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy courtesy a few words. But that I be not tedious unto thee, I pray thee, that thou wouldest hear us of thy courtesy a few words. Notwithstanding, that I be not farther tedious unto thee, I pray thee, that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
24:5 We have found this man bearing pestilence and stirring sedition to all the Jews in all the world, and author of sedition of the sect of Nazarenes; We have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of debate among the jews throughout the world, And a maintainer of the sect of the Nazarens: Certainly we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world and a chief maintainer of the sect of the Nazarites: For 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.
24:6 and he also endeavored to defoul the temple; whom also we took, and would deem, after our law. Which also hath enforced to pollute the temple, whom we took and would have judged according to our law: And hath gone about to pollute the Temple: therefore we took him, and would have judged him according to our Law: Who also hath gone about to profane the Temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.
24:7 Soothly Lysias, the tribune, came with great strength above, and delivered him out of our hands; but the high captain Lisias came upon us, and with great violence took him out of our hands, But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him out of our hands, But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands:
24:8 commanding his accusers to come to thee, of whom thou deeming, mayest know of all these things, of which we accuse him. commanding his accusers to come unto thee, of whom thou mayest (if thou wilt enquire) know the certainty of all these things whereof we accuse him. Commanding his accusers to come to thee: of whom thou mayest (if thou wilt inquire) know all these things whereof we accuse him. Commanding his accusers to come unto thee, by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.
24:9 Forsooth and Jews casted to, saying that these things had them so. The jews likewise affirmed, saying that it was even so. And the Jews likewise affirmed, saying that it was so. And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
24:10 And Paul answered, when the president granted to him to say, Of many years I know thee, that thou art doomsman to this folk, and I shall do enough for me with good reason. Then Paul (after that the ruler himself had beckoned unto him that he should speak) answered: I shall with a more quiet mind answer for myself, forasmuch as I understand that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this people, Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him that he should speak, answered, I do the more gladly answer for myself, forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, 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:
24:11 For thou mayest know, for to me be no more than twelve days, since I came up for to worship in Jerusalem; because that thou mayest know that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to pray. Seeing that thou mayest know, that there are but twelve days since I came up to worship in Jerusalem. Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days, since I went up to Hierusalem for to worship.
24:12 and neither in the temple they found me disputing with any man, neither making concourse of the people, neither in the synagogues, neither in city; And that they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, other raising up the people, neither in the synagogues nor in the city. And they neither found me in the Temple disputing with any man, neither making uproar among the people, neither in the Synagogues, nor in the city. And they neither found me in the Temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the Synagogues, nor in the city:
24:13 neither they may prove to thee, of which things they now accuse me. Neither can they prove the things whereof they accuse me. Neither can they prove the things, whereof they now accuse me. Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
24:14 But I acknowledge to thee this thing, that after the sect which they say heresy, so I serve to God the Father, believing to all things that be written in the law and prophets; But this I confess unto thee, that after that way (which they call heresy) so worship I the god of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and the prophets, But this I confess unto thee, that after the way (which they call heresy) so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law & the Prophets, But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and the Prophets,
24:15 having hope into God, which and they themselves abide, the again-rising to come of just men and wicked. and have hope towards god, that the same resurrection from death (which they themselves look for also) shall be both of just and unjust. And have hope towards God, that the resurrection of the dead which they themselves look for also, shall be both of just and unjust. And have hope towards God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
24:16 In this thing and I study without hurting, to have conscience to God, and to men evermore. And therefore study I to have a clear conscience toward god, and toward man also. And herein I endeavor myself to have alway a clear conscience toward God, & toward men. And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
24:17 But after many years, I came to do almsdeeds to my folk, and offerings, and vows; Many years ago I came and brought alms to my people and offerings, Now after many years, I came and brought alms to my nation & offerings. Now after many years, I came to bring alms to my nation, & offerings:
24:18 in which they found me purified in the temple, not with company, neither with noise. And they caught me, crying, and saying, Take away our enemy. And some Jews of Asia, in the which they found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor yet with unquietness. At what time, certain Jews of Asia found me purified in the Temple, Neither with multitude, nor with tumult. Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the Temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.
24:19 whom it behooved to be now present at thee, and accuse, if they had any thing against me, There were certain jews out of Asia which ought to be here present before thee, and accuse me, if they had ought against me: Who ought to have been present before thee, and accuse me, if they had ought against me. Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.
24:20 or these themselves say, if they found in me any thing of wickedness, since I stand in the council, or else let these same here say, if they have found any evildoing in me, while I stand here in the council, Or let these themselves say, if they have found any unjust thing in me, while I stood in the Council, Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the Council,
24:21 but only of this one voice, by which I cried standing among them, For of the again-rising of dead I am deemed this day of you. except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them of the resurrection from death am I judged of you this day. Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Of the resurrection of the dead am I accused of you this day. Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.
24:22 Soothly Felix deferred them, most certainly he knowing of the way, and said, When Lysias, the tribune, shall come down, I shall hear you. When Felix heard that he deferred them, for he knew very well of that way and said: when Lisias the captain is come, I will know the utmost of your matters. Now when Felix heard these things, he deferred them, & said, When I shall more perfectly know the things which concern this way, by the coming of Lysias the chief Captain, I will decide your matter. 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.
24:23 And he commanded to a centurion to keep him, and to have rest, neither to forbid any man to minister of his own things to him. and he commanded an under-captain to keep Paul, and that he should have rest, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister unto him, or to come unto him. Then he commanded a Centurion to keep Paul, and that he should have ease, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister unto him, or to come unto him. And he commanded a Centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister, or come unto him.
24:24 And after some days Felix came, with Drusilla his wife, that was a Jewess, and called Paul, and heard of him the faith that is in Christ Jesus. After a certain days came Felix, and his wife Drusilla which was a jewess, and called forth Paul, and heard him of the faith which is toward Christ. And after certain days, came Felix with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, & he called forth Paul, & heard him of the faith in Christ. And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jew, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
24:25 And while he disputed of rightwiseness, and chastity, and of doom to come, Felix was made trembling, and answered, That pertaineth now, go; soothly in time covenable I shall call thee. And as he preached of Justice, temperance, and Judgement to come, Felix trembled, and answered: thou hast done enough at this time, depart, when I have a convenient time, I will send for thee. And as he disputed of righteousness, and temperance, & of the judgement to come, Felix trembled, & answered, Go thy way for this time, and when I have convenient time, I will call for thee. And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgement to come, Felix trembled and answered, Go thy way for this time, when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
24:26 Also he hoped, that money should be given to him of Paul; for which thing and oft he called him, and spake with him. He hoped also that money should be given him of Paul that he might loose him, wherefore he called him the oftener, and communed with him. He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him. He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
24:27 Soothly two years fulfilled, Felix took a successor, Porcius Festus; forsooth Felix willing to give grace to Jews, left Paul bound. After two year came Festus Porcius into Felix’ room, and Felix willing to shew the Jews a pleasure left Paul in prison bound. When two years were expired, Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix willing to get favour of the Jews, left Paul bound. But after two years, Portius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
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