Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.
They have been told that you teach all Jews who live among the heathen to turn away from Moses, and that you tell them not to circumcise their children nor to observe the old customs.
Then they brought forward false witnesses, who said, "This man is constantly saying things against this holy place and against the Law,
For we have found this man a pest and a disturber of the peace among Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect,
but first to the people of Damascus and Jerusalem and then all over Judea, and even to the heathen I preached that they must repent and turn to God and live as men who have repented should.
But the Jews who refused their message stirred up the heathen and poisoned their minds against the brothers.
"This fellow," they said, "is trying to induce people to worship God in ways that are against the law."
I had undergone the rites of purification and was occupied with these matters when they found me in the Temple, with no crowd or disturbance at all. But there were some Jews from Asia