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Acts 24:1-9 Wycliffe 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.

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,]

evermore and every where, thou best Felix, we have received with all doing of thankings.

But lest I tarry thee longer, I pray thee, shortly hear us for thy meekness.

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]

and he also endeavored to defoul the temple; whom also we took, and would deem, after our law.

But Lysias, the tribune, came above with great strength, and delivered him from our hands;[b]

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.

And Jews put to, and said, that these things had them so. [Forsooth and Jews casted to, saying that these things had them so.]

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 24:5 We have found this man bearing pestilence and stirring sedition, or dissension, to all the Jews in all the world, and author of sedition of the sect of Nazarenes;
  2. Acts 24:7 Soothly Lysias, the tribune, came with great strength above, and delivered him out of our hands;

Acts 24:1-9 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

Paul is accused before Felix. He answers for himself.

24 After five days, Ananias, the high priest, descended with elders and with a certain orator named Tertullus, and made representations to the governor concerning Paul. When Paul was called forth, Tertullus began the case against him, saying,

Seeing that we live in great quietness owing to you, and that many good things are done for this nation through your prudent government, we receive and acknowledge it ever and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thanks. But in order that I not be tedious to you, I pray that you would kindly hear a few words from us.

We have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of conflict among all the Jews throughout the world, and a maintainer of the sect of the Nazarites, who has also taken in hand to profane the temple. We took him, and would have judged him according to our law, but the high captain Lysias came upon us, and with great force took him away out of our hands, commanding his accusers to come to you. You may, if you wish to enquire, ascertain from him the facts concerning all these things of which we accuse him.

The Jews maintained likewise, saying that it was even so.

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Acts 24:1-9 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

24 2 Tertullus accuseth Paul: 10 He answereth for himself: 21 He preacheth Christ to the governor and his wife. 26 Felix hopeth, but in vain, to receive a bribe, 27 who going from his office, leaveth Paul in prison.

Now [a]after five days, Ananias the high Priest came down with the Elders, and with Tertullus a certain orator, which appeared before the governor against Paul.

And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that we have obtained great quietness [b]through thee, and that many [c]worthy things are done unto this nation through thy providence,

We acknowledge it wholly, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thanks.

But that I be not tedious unto thee, I pray thee, that thou wouldest hear us of thy courtesy a few words.

Certainly we have found this man a [d]pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a [e]chief maintainer of the sect of the [f]Nazarenes:

And hath gone about to pollute the Temple: therefore we took him, and would have judged him according to our Law:

But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him out of our hands,

Commanding his accusers to come to thee: of whom thou mayest (if thou wilt inquire) know all these things whereof we accuse him.

And the Jews likewise [g]affirmed, saying that it was so.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 24:1 Hypocrites, when they cannot do what they would do by force and deceit, at length they go about to compass it by a show of Law.
  2. Acts 24:2 Felix ruled that province with great cruelty and covetousness, and yet Josephus recordeth that he did many worthy things, as that he took Eleazar the captain of certain cutthroats, and put that deceiving wretch the Egyptian to flight, which caused great troubles in Judea.
  3. Acts 24:2 He useth a word which the Stoics defined to be a perfect duty and behavior.
  4. Acts 24:5 Word for word, a plague.
  5. Acts 24:5 As you would say, a ringleader, or ensign bearer.
  6. Acts 24:5 So they called the Christians scoffingly of the town’s name where they thought that Christ was born, whereupon it came that Julian the Apostate called him Galilean.
  7. Acts 24:9 Confirmed Tertullus’s saying.
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Acts 24:1-9 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

24 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul. 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, we accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words. 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: who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law. But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him. And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.

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