1 And, after five days, came down the High-priest Ananias, with certain Elders and a certain orator Tertullus, and they informed the governor against Paul. 2 And, when he was called, Tertullus began to make accusation, saying - Seeing that, great peace, we are obtaining through thee, and that, reforms, are being brought about for this nation through thy forethought, 3 both in all ways and in all places, are we accepting it, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness. 4 But, lest I too long detain thee, I beseech thee to hear us concisely in thy considerateness. 5 For, finding this man a pest, and moving sedition with all the Jews that are throughout the inhabited earth, a leader also of the sect of the Nazarenes, - 6 who also attempted to desecrate even, the temple, whom we also seized, 8 from whom thou shall be able, thyself, by making examination concerning all these things, to ascertain the things of which, we, are accusing him. 9 Moreover, the Jews also were joining in the attack, saying that, these things, were, so.
10 And Paul answered, when the governor had motioned him to be speaking, - Well knowing thee to have been, for many years, judge unto his nation, cheerfully, as to the things concerning myself, do I make defence; 11 seeing thou art able to ascertain, that there are, not more, than twelve days, since I went up to worship in Jerusalem, - 12 and neither, in the temple, found they me, with any one, disputing, or causing, a halt, of the multitude, either in the synagogues or throughout the city, - 13 neither can they make good the things concerning which they are, now, accusing me. 14 But I confess, this, unto thee, - That, according to the Way which they call a Sect, so, I am rendering divine service unto my father's God, believing in all the things which, throughout the law, and those which, in the prophets, are written: 15 Having, hope, towards God, which, even these themselves, do entertain - that, a resurrection, there shall certainly be, both of righteous and of unrighteous: 16 herein, even I, myself, am studying to have, an unoffending conscience, towards God and men, continually. 17 Now, after many years, intending to do, alms, unto my nation, I arrived, - also to present offerings; among which they found me, purified in the temple, not with a multitude, nor with tumult; 18 but certain Jews from Asia caused it , - 19 who ought, before thee, to have presented themselves, and to have been laying accusation, if, anything, they might have had against me: - 20 Or, let, these themselves, say what wrong they found, when I stood before the High-council, - 21 unless concerning this one voice, wherewith I cried aloud among them, as I stood - Concerning the raising of the dead, am, I, to be judged, this day, by you.
22 And Felix deferred them, having more exact knowledge concerning the Way, - saying - As soon as, Lysias the captain, hath come down, I will give judgment as to your affairs, - 23 giving orders unto the centurion, that he should be kept, and have a measure of liberty, and to be hindering, none, of his own from waiting upon him.
24 And, after certain days, Felix having arrived, with Drusilla his own wife, who was, a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith, respecting Christ Jesus. 25 And, as he was reasoning of righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix, becoming greatly afraid, answered - For the present, be going thy way, and, when I find an opportunity, I will send for thee, - 26 at the same time, also hoping that, money, would be given him by Paul; wherefore also, the more frequently sending for him, he used to converse with him.