I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day,
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.
Paul, looking intently at the Council, said, “ Brethren, I have lived my life with a perfectly good conscience before God up to this day.”
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;
“ I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under Gamaliel, strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as you all are today.
In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.
“So then, all Jews know my manner of life from my youth up, which from the beginning was spent among my own nation and at Jerusalem;
For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me,
I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit,
For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.
and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.
do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers;
We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers;
as we night and day keep praying most earnestly that we may see your face, and may complete what is lacking in your faith?
keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.
For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.
and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.