24 While [a]Paul was stating these things in his defense, Festus *said in a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind! [b]Your great (A)learning is [c]driving you insane.” 25 But Paul *said, “I am not insane, (B)most excellent Festus; on the contrary, I am speaking out with [d]truthful and rational words. 26 For the king [e](C)knows about these matters, and I also speak to him with confidence, since I am persuaded that none of these things escape his notice; for this has not been done in a [f]corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the Prophets? I know that you believe.” 28 Agrippa replied to Paul, “[g]In a short time you are going to persuade me to [h]make a (D)Christian of myself.” 29 And Paul said, “I would [i]wish to God that even [j]in a short or long time not only you, but also all who hear me this day would become such as I myself am, except for these (E)chains.”

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 26:24 Lit he
  2. Acts 26:24 Lit The many letters; i.e., education
  3. Acts 26:24 Lit turning you to madness
  4. Acts 26:25 Lit words of truth and rationality
  5. Acts 26:26 Or understands
  6. Acts 26:26 I.e., a hidden or secret place
  7. Acts 26:28 Or With a little
  8. Acts 26:28 Or act as a Christian
  9. Acts 26:29 Or pray to
  10. Acts 26:29 Or with a little or with much