And Agrippa said to Paul, You are permitted to speak for yourself. Then stretching out his hand, Paul made a defense:
But the Lord said to him, Go! For this one is a chosen vessel to Me, to bear My name before nations and kings and the sons of Israel.
Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention;
The first in his cause seems just, but his neighbor comes and searches him.
And, behold, therefore I have stretched out My hand over you, and drew back your portion. And I gave you to the will of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your wicked way.
To them I answered, It is not the custom of the Romans to deliver any man to destruction before he being accused may have the accusers face to face, and have had freedom to answer for himself concerning the accusation.
Concerning all of which I am accused by Jews, king Agrippa, I think myself happy being about to make defense before you today,