Pristine Grace

Acts 24:1-14, (KJV)
1  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.
2  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,
3  We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.
4  Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
5  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:
6  Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.
7  But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,
8  Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.
9  And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
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:

Acts 24:1-14, (MKJV)
1  And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders and with a certain orator, Tertullus, who made a statement to the governor against Paul.
2  And being called, Tertullus began to accuse, saying,
3  Since we enjoy great quietness by you, and very worthy deeds are done to this nation due to your forethought, in everything and everywhere, most noble Felix, we accept with all thankfulness.
4  But that I not hinder you further, I beseech you to hear us briefly in your fairness.
5  For we have found this man pestilent, and moving rebellion among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes,
6  who also attempted to profane the temple, whom we took and would have judged according to our law.
7  But the chiliarch Lysias came with much force, taking him away out of our hands,
8  commanding his accusers to come to you. By examining him, you yourself may know about all these things of which we accuse him.
9  And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
10  But the governor motioning to him to speak, Paul answered; Understanding you as being a judge of this nation many years, I cheerfully defend myself as to the things concerning myself.
11  You can know that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
12  And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, nor making a gathering of a crowd; not even in the synagogues, nor throughout the city.
13  Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me.
14  But I confess this to you, that after the Way which they call heresy, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things that are written in the Law and in the Prophets.

Acts 24:1-14, (NASB)
1  After five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders, with an attorney named Tertullus, and they brought charges to the governor against Paul.
2  After Paul had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying to the governor "Since we have through you attained much peace, and since by your providence reforms are being carried out for this nation,
3  we acknowledge this in every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
4  "But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.
5  "For we have found this man a real pest and a fellow who stirs up dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.
6  "And he even tried to desecrate the temple; and then we arrested him. [We wanted to judge him according to our own Law.
7  "But Lysias the commander came along, and with much violence took him out of our hands,
8  ordering his accusers to come before you.]By examining him yourself concerning all these matters you will be able to ascertain the things of which we accuse him."
9  The Jews also joined in the attack, asserting that these things were so.
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 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 the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets;

Acts 24:1-14, (LITV)
1  And after five days Ananias the high priest came down with the elders, and a certain orator, Tertullus, who made a statement to the governor against Paul.
2  And Tertullus being called, he began to accuse, saying,
3  Obtaining much peace through you and excellent accomplishments having come to this nation due to your forethought, in everything and everywhere we accept with all thankfulness, most excellent Felix.
4  But that I not hinder you more, I beseech you to hear us briefly in your fairness.
5  For having found this man pestilent and moving insurrection among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the Nazarene sect;
6  who also attempted to profane the temple, whom we also seized and wished to judge according to our law;
7  but Lysias the chiliarch coming up with much force took him away out of our hands,
8  commanding his accusers to come to you, from whom you will be able yourself to know, having examined as to all these things of which we accuse him.
9  And the Jews also joined in, alleging these things to be so.
10  But the governor signaling to him to speak, Paul answered: Understanding you as being a judge to this nation many years, I cheerfully defend myself as to the things concerning myself.
11  You are able to know that not more than twelve days are to me since I went worshiping in Jerusalem;
12  and neither did they find me reasoning with anyone in the temple, or making a gathering of a crowd, neither in the synagogues, nor throughout the city;
13  nor are they able to prove that concerning which they now accuse me.
14  But I confess this to you that according to the Way, which they say is a sect, so I worship the ancestral God believing all things according to that having been written in the Law and the Prophets,

John Gill Commentary

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