Acts 24Wycliffe Bible (WYC)
24 And after five days, Ananias, prince of priests, came down with some elder men, and Tertullus, a fair speaker [and Tertullus, some orator, or advocate], which went to the president against Paul.
2 And when Paul was summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, and said, When in much peace we do by thee, and many things be amended by thy wisdom, [And Paul summoned, Tertullus began to accuse, saying, When in much peace we do by thee, and many things be amended by thy providence, or wisdom,]
3 evermore and every where, thou best Felix, we have received with all doing of thankings.
4 But lest I tarry thee longer, I pray thee, shortly hear us for thy meekness.
5 We have found this wicked man stirring dissension to all [the] Jews in all the world, and author of dissension of the sect of Nazarenes;[a]
6 and he also endeavored to defoul the temple; whom also we took, and would deem, after our law.
7 But Lysias, the tribune, came above with great strength, and delivered him from our hands;[b]
8 and commanded his accusers to come to thee [commanding his accusers to come to thee], of whom thou deeming, mayest know of all these things, of which we accuse him.
9 And Jews put to, and said, that these things had them so. [Forsooth and Jews casted to, saying that these things had them so.]
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.
11 For thou mayest know, for to me be not more than twelve days [for to me be no more than twelve days], since I came up [for] to worship in Jerusalem;
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;
13 neither they be able to prove to thee, of the which things they now accuse me. [neither they may prove to thee, of which things they now accuse me.]
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;
15 and I have hope in God, which also they themselves abide, the again-rising to coming of just men and wicked.[c]
16 In this thing [and] I study without hurting, to have conscience to God, and to men evermore.
17 But after many years, I came to do almsdeeds to my folk, and offerings, and avows [and offerings, and vows];
18 in which they found me purified in the temple, not with company, neither with noise. And they caught me, and they cried, and said [And they caught me, crying, and saying], Take away our enemy. And some Jews of Asia,
19 which it behooved to be now present at thee [whom it behooved to be now present at thee], and accuse, if they had any thing against me,
20 either these themselves say [or these themselves say], if they found in me any thing of wickedness, since I stand in the council,
21 but only of this [one] voice, by which I cried standing among them, For of the again-rising of dead men I am deemed this day of you [For of the again-rising of dead I am deemed this day of you].
22 Soothly Felix delayed them, and knew most certainly of the way [Soothly Felix deferred them, most certainly he knowing of the way], and said, When Lysias, the tribune, shall come down, I shall hear you.
23 And he commanded to a centurion to keep him, and that he had rest[d], neither to forbid any man to minister of his own things to him.
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.
25 And while he disputed of rightwiseness, and chastity, and of doom to coming [and of doom to come], Felix was made trembling, and answered, That pertaineth now, go; but in time opportune I shall call thee [soothly in time covenable I shall call thee].
26 Also he hoped, that money should be given to him of Paul; for which thing again he called him [for which thing and oft he called him], and spake with him.
27 And when two years were filled, Felix took a successor, Porcius Festus; and Felix would give grace to the Jews, and left Paul bound.[e]