26:4,5 My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among
mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews; Which knew me from the
beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of
our religion I lived a Pharisee.
26:6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made
of God unto our fathers.
26:8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God
should raise the dead?
26:9 I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary
to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. (Paul
and conscientiously opposed to Jesus of Nazareth, before God came to
26:10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem. And many of the saints did
I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests;
and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.
26:11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them
to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them
even unto strange cities.
26:12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission
from the chief priests,
26:15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom
26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet. For I have appeared unto thee
for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things
which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto
26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto
whom now I send thee.
26:18 To open their eyes and to turn them from darkness to light, and
from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of
sins and inheritance among them which are sanctified
by faith that is in me.
26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly
26:26,27 For the king knoweth of these things,
before whom also I speak freely. For I am persuaded that none of these
things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner...King
Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.
26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be
26:29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all
that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except
26:30 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor,
and Bernice, and they that sat with them.
26:31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves,
saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
26:32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at
liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.