ThenG1161 AgrippaG67 saidG5346 to Paul,G3972 You are permittedG2010 to speakG3004 for yourself.G4572 ThenG5119 PaulG3972 stretchedG1614 forthG1614 the hand,G5495 and answeredG626 for himself:
I thinkG2233 myselfG1683 happy,G3107 kingG935 Agrippa,G67 because I shall answerG626 for myself thisG4594 dayG4594 beforeG1909 you touchingG4012 allG3956 the things whereofG3739 I am accusedG1458 of the Jews:G2453
EspeciallyG3122 because I know you to be expertG1109 in allG3956 customsG1485 and questionsG2213 which are amongG2596 the Jews:G2453 whyG1352 I beseechG1189 you to hearG191 me patiently.G3116
My mannerG981 of lifeG981 from my youth,G3503 whichG3588 was atG575 the firstG746 amongG1722 myG3450 own nationG1484 atG1722 Jerusalem,G2414 knowG2467 allG3956 the Jews;G2453
Which knewG4267 me from the beginning,G509 ifG1437 they wouldG2309 testify,G3140 that afterG2596 the most straitG196 sectG139 of our religionG2356 I livedG2198 a Pharisee.G5330
And nowG3568 I standG2476 and am judgedG2919 for the hopeG1680 of the promiseG1860 madeG1096 of God,G2316 to our fathers:G3962
To whichG3739 promise our twelveG1429 tribes,G1429 instantlyG1722 G1616 servingG3000 God dayG2250 and night,G3571 hopeG1679 to come.G2658 For whichG3739 hope'sG1679 sake, kingG935 Agrippa,G67 I am accusedG1458 of the Jews.G2453
WhyG5101 should it be thoughtG2919 a thing incredibleG571 with you, that GodG2316 should raiseG1453 the dead?G3498
I trulyG3303 G3767 thoughtG1380 with myself,G1683 that I oughtG1163 to doG4238 manyG4183 things contraryG1727 to the nameG3686 of JesusG2424 of Nazareth.G3478
WhichG3739 thing I alsoG2532 did in Jerusalem:G2414 and manyG4183 of the saintsG40 didG4160 I shutG2623 up in prison,G5438 having receivedG2983 authorityG1849 from the chiefG749 priests;G749 and when they were putG337 to death,G337 I gaveG2702 my voiceG5586 againstG2702 them.
And I punishedG5097 them oftG4178 in everyG3956 synagogue,G4864 and compelledG315 them to blaspheme;G987 and being exceedinglyG4057 madG1693 againstG1693 them, I persecutedG1377 them evenG2532 to strangeG1854 cities.G4172
WhereuponG1722 G3739 as I wentG4198 to DamascusG1154 with authorityG1849 and commissionG2011 from the chiefG749 priests,G749
At midday,G2250 G3319 O king,G935 I sawG1492 in the wayG3598 a lightG5457 from heaven,G3771 aboveG5228 the brightnessG2987 of the sun,G2246 shiningG4034 roundG4034 aboutG4034 me and them which journeyedG4198 with me.
And when we were allG3956 fallenG2667 to the earth,G1093 I heardG191 a voiceG5456 speakingG2980 to me, and sayingG3004 in the HebrewG1446 tongue,G1258 Saul,G4569 Saul,G4569 whyG5101 persecuteG1377 you me? it is hardG4642 for you to kickG2979 againstG4314 the pricks.G2759
And I said,G2036 WhoG5101 areG1488 you, Lord?G2962 And he said,G2036 I amG1510 JesusG2424 whomG3739 you persecute.G1377
But rise,G450 and standG2476 on your feet:G4228 for I have appearedG3700 to you for thisG5124 purpose, to makeG4400 you a ministerG5257 and a witnessG3144 bothG5037 of these things whichG3739 you have seen,G1492 and of those things in the whichG3739 I will appearG3700 to you;
DeliveringG1807 you from the people,G2992 and from the Gentiles,G1484 to whomG3739 nowG3568 I sendG649 you,
To openG455 their eyes,G3788 and to turnG1994 them from darknessG4655 to light,G5457 and from the powerG1849 of SatanG4567 to God,G2316 that they may receiveG2983 forgivenessG859 of sins,G266 and inheritanceG2819 amongG1722 them which are sanctifiedG37 by faithG4102 that is in me.
Whereupon,G3606 O kingG935 Agrippa,G67 I was not disobedientG545 to the heavenlyG3770 vision:G3705
But showedG518 firstG4412 to them of Damascus,G1154 and at Jerusalem,G2414 and throughoutG1519 allG3956 the coastsG5561 of Judaea,G2449 and then to the Gentiles,G1484 that they should repentG3340 and turnG1994 to God,G2316 and doG4238 worksG2041 meetG514 for repentance.G3341
For theseG5130 causesG1752 the JewsG2453 caughtG4815 me in the temple,G2411 and wentG3987 aboutG3985 to killG1315 me.
Having thereforeG3767 obtainedG5177 helpG1947 of God,G2316 I continueG2476 to thisG5026 day,G2250 witnessingG3140 bothG5037 to smallG3398 and great,G3173 sayingG3004 noneG3762 otherG1622 things than those whichG3739 the prophetsG4396 and MosesG3475 did sayG2980 shouldG3195 come:G1096
That ChristG5547 should suffer,G3805 and that he should be the firstG4413 that should riseG386 from the dead,G3498 and shouldG3195 showG2605 lightG5457 to the people,G2992 and to the Gentiles.G1484
And as he thusG5023 spokeG626 for himself, FestusG5347 saidG5346 with a loudG3173 voice,G5456 Paul,G3972 you are besideG3105 yourself; muchG4183 learningG1121 does makeG4062 you mad.G1519 G3130
But he said,G5346 I am not mad,G3105 mostG2903 nobleG2903 Festus;G5347 but speakG669 forthG669 the wordsG4487 of truthG225 and soberness.G4997
For the kingG935 knowsG1987 of theseG5130 things, beforeG4314 whomG3739 alsoG2532 I speakG2980 freely:G3955 for I am persuadedG3982 that noneG5100 of theseG5130 things are hiddenG2990 from him; for thisG5124 thing was not doneG4238 in a corner.G1137
KingG935 Agrippa,G67 believeG4100 you the prophets?G4396 I knowG1492 that you believe.G4100
ThenG1161 AgrippaG67 saidG5346 to Paul,G3972 AlmostG1722 G3641 you persuadeG3982 me to be a Christian.G5546
And PaulG3972 said,G2036 I wouldG2172 to God,G2316 that not onlyG3440 you, but alsoG2532 allG3956 that hearG191 me thisG4594 day,G4594 were bothG2532 almost,G1722 G3641 and altogetherG1722 G4183 suchG5108 as I am,G1510 exceptG3924 theseG5130 bonds.G1199
And when he had thusG5023 spoken,G2036 the kingG935 roseG450 up, and the governor,G2232 and Bernice,G959 and they that satG4775 with them:
And when they were goneG402 aside,G402 they talkedG2980 betweenG4314 themselves,G240 saying,G3004 ThisG3778 manG444 doesG4238 nothingG3762 worthyG514 of deathG2288 orG2228 of bonds.G1199
ThenG1161 saidG5346 AgrippaG67 to Festus,G5347 ThisG3778 manG444 mightG1410 have beenG1096 setG630 atG630 liberty,G630 ifG1487 he had not appealedG1941 to Caesar.G2541