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Acts 24:10-23 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

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.[a]

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[b], neither to forbid any man to minister of his own things to him.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 24:15 having hope into God, which and they themselves abide, the again-rising to come of just men and wicked.
  2. Acts 24:23 And he commanded to a centurion to keep him, and to have rest

Acts 24:10-23 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

10 Then Paul (after the governor himself had indicated to him that he should speak) answered, I shall with a more quiet mind answer for myself, 11 since I understand that for many years you have been a judge to this people, in order that you may know that it is yet only twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to pray, 12 and they neither found me in the temple disputing with anyone, nor inciting the people, either in the synagogues or in the city. 13 Nor can they prove the things they accuse me of.

14 But this I confess to you: that in accordance with the Way, which they call heresy, so do I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things that are written in the law and the prophets. 15 And I have hope in God that the same resurrection of the dead that they themselves look for also will come, both of the just and the unjust. 16 And therefore I strive to have a clear conscience toward God, and toward man also.

17 But after many years I came, bringing alms and offerings to my people, 18 in the course of which they found me purified in the temple, neither with a lot of people, nor making a disturbance. However, there were certain Jews out of Asia, 19 who ought to be here present before you and accuse me if they have anything against me. 20 Or else let these men here say if they have found any wrongdoing in me, while I stand here in the council – 21 unless it be for this one statement that I made standing among them: It is concerning the resurrection from death that I am on trial before you this day.

22 When Felix heard these things, he adjourned the hearing – for he knew very well of that Way – and said, When Lysias the captain arrives, I will hear the last of your matters. 23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and that he should have rest, and not to forbid any of his friends to minister to him or come to him.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Acts 24:10-23 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

10 [a]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 [b]thou hast been oft many years a judge unto this nation,

11 Seeing that thou mayest know, that there are but twelve days since I came up to worship in Jerusalem.

12 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.

13 Neither can they [c]prove the things, whereof they now accuse me.

14 [d]But this I confess unto thee, that after the way (which they call [e]heresy) so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and the Prophets,

15 And have hope towards God, that the resurrection of the dead, which they themselves look for also, shall be both of just and unjust.

16 And herein I endeavor myself to have always a clear conscience toward God and toward men.

17 [f]Now after many years, I came and brought alms to my nation and offerings,

18 At [g]what time, certain Jews of [h]Asia found me purified in the Temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.

19 Who ought to have been present before thee, and accuse me, if they had ought against me.

20 Or let these themselves say, if they have found any unjust thing in me, while I stood in the [i]Council,

21 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.

22 [j]Now when Felix heard these things, he deferred them, and said, When I shall more [k]perfectly know the things which concern this way, by the coming of Lysias the chief Captain, I will decide your matter.

23 [l]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.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 24:10 Tertullus by the devil’s rhetoric beginneth with flattery, maketh an end with lies: but Paul using heavenly eloquence, and but a simple beginning casteth off from himself the crime of sedition, wherewith he was burdened, with a simple denial.
  2. Acts 24:10 Paul pleaded his cause two years before Felix departed out of the province, Acts 27, but he had governed Trachonite, and Batanea, and Galavnite, before that Claudius made him governor of Judea: Josephus in the History of the Jewish War, lib. 2, chap. 11.
  3. Acts 24:13 They cannot lay forth before thee and prove by good reasons.
  4. Acts 24:14 Paul goeth in the cause of Religion from a state conjectural to a state of quality not only not denying that objected against him, but also proving it to be true, to be heavenly and from God, and to be the oldest of all religions.
  5. Acts 24:14 Here this word, Heresy, or sect, is taken in good part.
  6. Acts 24:17 Paul in conclusion telleth the thing which was done, truly, which Tertullus had before divers ways corrupted.
  7. Acts 24:18 And while I was busy about those things.
  8. Acts 24:18 Hereby it appeareth that these of Asia were Saul’s enemies, and those that stirred up the people against him.
  9. Acts 24:20 Whither the Tribune brought me.
  10. Acts 24:22 The Judge suspendeth his sentence, because the matter is doubtful.
  11. Acts 24:22 Felix could not judge whether he had done wickedly in the matters of his religion or no, until he had better understanding of that way which Paul professed: and as for other matters touching the sedition, he thinketh good to defer it till he hears Lysias, and therefore he gave Paul somewhat more liberty.
  12. Acts 24:23 God is a most faithful keeper of his servants, and the force of the truth is wonderful, even amongst men which are otherwise profane.
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Acts 24:10-23 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

10 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: 11 because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship. 12 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: 13 neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me. 14 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 in the prophets: 15 and have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. 16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

17 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings. 18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult. 19 Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me. 20 Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council, 21 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.

22 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. 23 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.

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