10 When the governor had nodded for him to speak, Paul responded:
“Knowing that for many years you have been a judge to this nation, I cheerfully make my defense,11 since you can take note of the fact that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.12 Neither in the temple, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city itself did they find me carrying on a discussion with anyone or causing [a]a riot.13 Nor can they prove to you the charges of which they now accuse me.14 But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve [b]the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets;15 having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.16 In view of this, I also [c]do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.
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