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Acts 26 (WEBP)

[1] Agrippa said to Paul, “You may speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand, and made his defense.
[2] “I think myself happy, King Agrippa, that I am to make my defense before you today concerning all the things that I am accused by the Jews,
[3] especially because you are expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews. Therefore I beg you to hear me patiently.
[4] “Indeed, all the Jews know my way of life from my youth up, which was from the beginning among my own nation and at Jerusalem;
[5] having known me from the first, if they are willing to testify, that after the strictest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
[6] Now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,
[7] which our twelve tribes, earnestly serving night and day, hope to attain. Concerning this hope I am accused by the Jews, King Agrippa!
[8] Why is it judged incredible with you if God does raise the dead?
[9] “I myself most certainly thought that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
[10] I also did this in Jerusalem. I both shut up many of the saints in prisons, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death I gave my vote against them.
[11] Punishing them often in all the synagogues, I tried to make them blaspheme. Being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities.
[12] “Whereupon as I traveled to Damascus with the authority and commission from the chief priests,
[13] at noon, O king, I saw on the way a light from the sky, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who traveled with me.
[14] When we had all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
[15] “I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ “He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
[16] But arise, and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose: to appoint you a servant and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will reveal to you;
[17] delivering you from the people and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you,
[18] to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
[19] “Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,
[20] but declared first to them of Damascus, at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.
[21] For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.
[22] Having therefore obtained the help that is from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would happen,
[23] how the Christ must suffer, and how, by the resurrection of the dead, he would be first to proclaim light both to these people and to the Gentiles.”
[24] As he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are crazy! Your great learning is driving you insane!”
[25] But he said, “I am not crazy, most excellent Festus, but boldly declare words of truth and reasonableness.
[26] For the king knows of these things, to whom also I speak freely. For I am persuaded that none of these things is hidden from him, for this has not been done in a corner.
[27] King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.”
[28] Agrippa said to Paul, “With a little persuasion are you trying to make me a Christian?”
[29] Paul said, “I pray to God, that whether with little or with much, not only you, but also all that hear me today, might become such as I am, except for these bonds.”
[30] The king rose up with the governor and Bernice, and those who sat with them.
[31] When they had withdrawn, they spoke to one another, saying, “This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds.”
[32] Agrippa said to Festus, “This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”

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Acts 26 (KJVS)

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[2] I think G2233 (PerfMidPasDepInd) myself G1683 happy G3107, king G935 Agrippa G67, because I shall G3195 (PresActPtc) answer for myself G626 (PresMidPasDepInf) this day G4594 before G1909 thee G4675 touching G4012 all the things G3956 whereof G3739 I am accused G1458 (PresPasInd) of G5259 the Jews G2453:
[3] Especially G3122 [because I know G1492 (PerfActPtc)] thee G4571 to be G5607 (PresPtc) expert G1109 G5037 in all G3956 customs G1485 and G2532 questions G2213 which are among G2596 the Jews G2453: wherefore G1352 I beseech G1189 (PresMidPasDepInd) thee G4675 to hear G191 (AorActInf) me G3450 patiently G3116.
[4] My G3450 manner G3303 G3767 of life G981 from G1537 my youth G3503, which G3588 was G1096 (Aor2MidDepPtc) at G575 the first G746 among G1722 mine G3450 own nation G1484 at G1722 Jerusalem G2414, know G2467 (PerfActInd) all G3956 the Jews G2453;
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[6] And G2532 now G3568 I stand G2476 (PerfActInd) and am judged G2919 (PresPasPtc) for G1909 the hope G1680 of the promise G1860 made G1096 (Aor2MidDepPtc) of G5259 God G2316 unto G4314 our fathers G3962:
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[8] Why G5101 should it be thought a thing G2919 (PresPasInd) incredible G571 with G3844 you G5213, that G1487 God G2316 should raise G1453 (PresActInd) the dead G3498?
[9] I G1473 verily G3303 G3767 thought G1380 (AorActInd) with myself G1683, that I ought G1163 (PresInf) to do G4238 (AorActInf) many things G4183 contrary G1727 to G4314 the name G3686 of Jesus G2424 of Nazareth G3480.
[10] Which thing G3739 I G4160 also G2532 did G4160 (AorActInd) in G1722 Jerusalem G2414: and G2532 many G4183 of the saints G40 did G2623 I G1473 shut up G2623 (AorActInd) in prison G5438, having received G2983 (Aor2ActPtc) authority G1849 from G3844 the chief priests G749; and G5037 when they G846 were put to death G337 (PresPasPtc), I gave G2702 (AorActInd) my voice G5586 against [them].
[11] And G2532 I punished G5097 (PresActPtc) them G846 oft G4178 in G2596 every G3956 synagogue G4864, and compelled G315 (ImpfActInd) [them] to blaspheme G987 (PresActInf); and G5037 being G1693 exceedingly G4057 mad against G1693 (PresMidPasDepPtc) them G846, I persecuted G1377 (ImpfActInd) [them] even G2532 unto G1519 G2193 strange G1854 cities G4172.
[12] G2532 Whereupon G1722 G3739 as I went G4198 (PresMidPasDepPtc) to G1519 Damascus G1154 with G3326 authority G1849 and G2532 commission G2011 from G3844 the chief priests G749,
[13] At midday G2250 G3319, O king G935, I saw G1492 (Aor2ActInd) in G2596 the way G3598 a light G5457 from heaven G3771, above G5228 the brightness G2987 of the sun G2246, shining round about G4034 (AorActPtc) me G3165 and G2532 them which journeyed G4198 (PresMidPasDepPtc) with G4862 me G1698.
[14] And G1161 when we G2257 were G2667 all G3956 fallen G2667 (Aor2ActPtc) to G1519 the earth G1093, I heard G191 (AorActInd) a voice G5456 speaking G2980 (PresActPtc) unto G4314 me G3165, and G2532 saying G3004 (PresActPtc) in the Hebrew G1446 tongue G1258, Saul G4549, Saul G4549, why G5101 persecutest thou G1377 (PresActInd) me G3165? [it is] hard G4642 for thee G4671 to kick G2979 (PresActInf) against G4314 the pricks G2759.
[15] And G1161 I G1473 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Who G5101 art thou G1488 (PresInd), Lord G2962? And G1161 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), I G1473 am G1510 (PresInd) Jesus G2424 whom G3739 thou G4771 persecutest G1377 (PresActInd).
[16] But G235 rise G450 (Aor2ActImpr), and G2532 stand G2476 (Aor2ActImpr) upon G1909 thy G4675 feet G4228: for G1063 I have appeared G3700 (AorPasInd) unto thee G4671 for G1519 this purpose G5124, to make G4400 (AorMidDepInf) thee G4571 a minister G5257 and G2532 a witness G3144 both G5037 of these things which G3739 thou hast seen G1492 (Aor2ActInd), and G5037 of those things in the which G3739 I will appear G3700 (FutPasInd) unto thee G4671;
[17] Delivering G1807 (PresMidPtc) thee G4571 from G1537 the people G2992, and G2532 [from] the Gentiles G1484, unto G1519 whom G3739 now G3568 I send G649 (PresActInd) thee G4571,
[18] To open G455 (AorActInf) their G846 eyes G3788, [and] to turn G1994 (AorActInf) [them] from G575 darkness G4655 to G1519 light G5457, and G2532 [from] the power G1849 of Satan G4567 unto G1909 God G2316, that they G846 may receive G2983 (Aor2ActInf) forgiveness G859 of sins G266, and G2532 inheritance G2819 among G1722 them which are sanctified G37 (PerfPasPtc) by faith G4102 that is in G1519 me G1691.
[19] Whereupon G3606, O king G935 Agrippa G67, I was G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) not G3756 disobedient G545 unto the heavenly G3770 vision G3701:
[20] But G235 shewed G518 (PresActPtc) G518 (ImpfActInd) first G4412 unto them of G1722 Damascus G1154, and G2532 at Jerusalem G2414, and G5037 throughout G1519 all G3956 the coasts G5561 of Judaea G2449, and G2532 [then] to the Gentiles G1484, that they should repent G3340 (PresActInf) and G2532 turn G1994 (PresActInf) to G1909 God G2316, and do G4238 (PresActPtc) works G2041 meet G514 for repentance G3341.
[21] For G1752 these causes G5130 the Jews G2453 caught G4815 (Aor2MidPtc) me G3165 in G1722 the temple G2411, and went about G3987 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) to kill G1315 (AorMidInf) [me].
[22] Having G5177 therefore G3767 obtained G5177 (Aor2ActPtc) help G1947 of G3844 God G2316, I continue G2476 (PerfActInd) unto G891 this G5026 day G2250, witnessing G3140 (PresPasPtc) both G5037 to small G3398 and G2532 great G3173, saying G3004 (PresActPtc) none other things G3762 than G1622 those which G3739 G5037 the prophets G4396 and G2532 Moses G3475 did say G2980 (AorActInd) should G3195 (PresActPtc) come G1096 (PresMidPasDepInf):
[23] That G1487 Christ G5547 should suffer G3805, [and] that G1487 he should be the first G4413 that should rise G386 from G1537 the dead G3498, and should G3195 (PresActInd) shew G2605 (PresActInf) light G5457 unto the people G2992, and G2532 to the Gentiles G1484.
[24] And G1161 as he G846 thus G5023 spake for himself G626 (PresMidPasDepPtc), Festus G5347 said G5346 (ImpfInd) with a loud G3173 voice G5456, Paul G3972, thou art beside thyself G3105 (PresMidPasDepInd); much G4183 learning G1121 doth make G4062 (PresActInd) thee G4571 mad G1519 G3130.
[25] But G1161 he said G5346 (PresInd), I am G3105 not G3756 mad G3105 (PresMidPasDepInd), most noble G2903 Festus G5347; but G235 speak forth G669 (PresMidPasDepInd) the words G4487 of truth G225 and G2532 soberness G4997.
[26] For G1063 the king G935 knoweth G1987 (PresMidPasDepInd) of G4012 these G5130 things, before G4314 whom G3739 also G2532 I speak G2980 (PresActInd) freely G3955 (PresMidPasDepPtc): for G1063 I am persuaded G3982 (PresPasInd) that G3756 none G5100 G3762 of these things G5130 are hidden G2990 (PresActInf) from him G846; for G1063 this thing G5124 was G2076 (PresInd) not G3756 done G4238 (PerfPasPtc) in G1722 a corner G1137.
[27] King G935 Agrippa G67, believest thou G4100 (PresActInd) the prophets G4396? I know G1492 (PerfActInd) that G3754 thou believest G4100 (PresActInd).
[28] Then G1161 Agrippa G67 said G5346 (ImpfInd) unto G4314 Paul G3972, Almost G1722 G3641 thou persuadest G3982 (PresActInd) me G3165 to be G1096 (Aor2MidDepInf) a Christian G5546.
[29] And G1161 Paul G3972 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), I would G302 G2172 (AorMidDepOpt) to God G2316, that not G3756 only G3440 thou G4571, but G235 also G2532 all G3956 that hear G191 (PresActPtc) me G3450 this day G4594, were G1096 (Aor2MidDepInf) both G2532 almost G1722 G3641, and G2532 altogether G1722 G4183 such G5108 as G3697 G2504 I am G1510 (PresInd), except G3924 these G5130 bonds G1199.
[30] And G2532 when he G846 had G2036 thus G5023 spoken G2036 (Aor2ActPtc), the king G935 rose up G450 (Aor2ActInd), and G2532 the governor G2232, and G5037 Bernice G959, and G2532 they that sat with G4775 (PresMidPasDepPtc) them G846:
[31] And G2532 when they were gone aside G402 (AorActPtc), they talked G2980 (ImpfActInd) between G4314 themselves G240, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), G3754 This G3778 man G444 doeth G4238 (PresActInd) nothing G3762 worthy G514 of death G2288 or G2228 of bonds G1199.
[32] Then G1161 said G5346 (ImpfInd) Agrippa G67 unto Festus G5347, This G3778 man G444 might G1410 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) have been set at liberty G630 (PerfPasInf), if G1508 he had G1941 not G1508 appealed unto G1941 (PlupfMidDepInd) Caesar G2541.

Young’s Literal Translation

Acts 26 (YLT)

[1] And Agrippa said unto Paul, ‘It is permitted to thee to speak for thyself;’ then Paul having stretched forth the hand, was making a defence:
[2] ‘Concerning all things of which I am accused by Jews, king Agrippa, I have thought myself happy, being about to make a defence before thee to-day,
[3] especially knowing thee to be acquainted with all things-both customs and questions-among Jews; wherefore, I beseech thee, patiently to hear me.
[4] ‘The manner of my life then, indeed, from youth-which from the beginning was among my nation, in Jerusalem-know do all the Jews,
[5] knowing me before from the first, (if they may be willing to testify,) that after the most exact sect of our worship, I lived a Pharisee;
[6] and now for the hope of the promise made to the fathers by God, I have stood judged,
[7] to which our twelve tribes, intently night and day serving, do hope to come, concerning which hope I am accused, king Agrippa, by the Jews;
[8] why is it judged incredible with you, if God doth raise the dead?
[9] ‘I, indeed, therefore, thought with myself, that against the name of Jesus of Nazareth it behoved me many things to do,
[10] which also I did in Jerusalem, and many of the saints I in prison did shut up, from the chief priests having received the authority; they also being put to death, I gave my vote against them,
[11] and in every synagogue, often punishing them, I was constraining them to speak evil, being also exceedingly mad against them, I was also persecuting them even unto strange cities.
[12] ‘In which things, also, going on to Damascus-with authority and commission from the chief priests-
[13] at mid-day, I saw in the way, O king, out of heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me a light-and those going on with me;
[14] and we all having fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew dialect, Saul, Saul, why me dost thou persecute? hard for thee against pricks to kick!
[15] ‘And I said, Who art thou, Lord? and he said, I am Jesus whom thou dost persecute;
[16] but rise, and stand upon thy feet, for for this I appeared to thee, to appoint thee an officer and a witness both of the things thou didst see, and of the things in which I will appear to thee,
[17] delivering thee from the people, and the nations, to whom now I send thee,
[18] to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, and from the authority of the Adversary unto God, for their receiving forgiveness of sins, and a lot among those having been sanctified, by faith that is toward me.
[19] ‘Whereupon, king Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,
[20] but to those in Damascus first, and to those in Jerusalem, to all the region also of Judea, and to the nations, I was preaching to reform, and to turn back unto God, doing works worthy of reformation;
[21] because of these things the Jews-having caught me in the temple-were endeavouring to kill me.
[22] ‘Having obtained, therefore, help from God, till this day, I have stood witnessing both to small and to great, saying nothing besides the things that both the prophets and Moses spake of as about to come,
[23] that the Christ is to suffer, whether first by a rising from the dead, he is about to proclaim light to the people and to the nations.’
[24] And, he thus making a defence, Festus with a loud voice said, ‘Thou art mad, Paul; much learning doth turn thee mad;’
[25] and he saith, ‘I am not mad, most noble Festus, but of truth and soberness the sayings I speak forth;
[26] for the king doth know concerning these things, before whom also I speak boldly, for none of these things, I am persuaded, are hidden from him; for this thing hath not been done in a corner;
[27] thou dost believe, king Agrippa, the prophets? I have known that thou dost believe!’
[28] And Agrippa said unto Paul, ‘In a little thou dost persuade me to become a Christian!’
[29] and Paul said, ‘I would have wished to God, both in a little, and in much, not only thee, but also all those hearing me to-day, to become such as I also am-except these bonds.’
[30] And, he having spoken these things, the king rose up, and the governor, Bernice also, and those sitting with them,
[31] and having withdrawn, they were speaking unto one another, saying-‘This man doth nothing worthy of death or of bonds;’
[32] and Agrippa said to Festus, ‘This man might have been released if he had not appealed to Caesar.’