24 And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, (A)you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.” 25 But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, (B)most excellent Festus, but I am speaking (C)true and (D)rational words. 26 For (E)the king knows about these things, and to him I speak boldly. For I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this has not been done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.” 28 And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be (F)a Christian?”[a] 29 And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day (G)might become such as I am—except for (H)these chains.”

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 26:28 Or In a short time you would persuade me to act like a Christian!

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