Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
“ Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.
since they have known about me for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that I lived as a
Pharisee according to the strictest sect of our religion.
circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee;
Of the hope
having a hope in God, which
these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
And now I am
standing trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers;
For this reason, therefore, I
requested to see you and to speak with you, for I am wearing this chain for the sake of the hope of Israel.”