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 forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
having knowledge of me from the first, if they be willing to testify, that after the straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
Of the hope
having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there shall be a resurrection both of the just and unjust.
And now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers;
For this cause therefore did I entreat you to see and to speak with me : for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.