Parallel Verses

Sawyer New Testament

But he said, I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but utter words of truth and sobriety.

New American Standard Bible

But Paul *said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth.

King James Version

But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

Holman Bible

But Paul replied, “I’m not out of my mind, most excellent Festus. On the contrary, I’m speaking words of truth and good judgment.

International Standard Version

But Paul said, "I'm not out of my mind, Your Excellency Festus. I'm reporting what is absolutely true.

A Conservative Version

But Paul says, I am not mad, eminent Festus, but I speak forth sayings of truth and soberness.

American Standard Version

But Paul saith, I am not mad, most excellent Festus; but speak forth words of truth and soberness.

Amplified

But Paul replied, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent and noble Festus, but [with a sound mind] I am uttering rational words of truth and reason.

An Understandable Version

But Paul replied, "I am not crazy, Your Excellency Festus; I am [just] speaking a message of truth and sound reason.

Anderson New Testament

But he replied: I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

Bible in Basic English

Then Paul said, I am not off my head, most noble Festus, but my words are true and wise.

Common New Testament

But Paul said, "I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking the sober truth.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I am not mad, said he, most noble Festus, but what I say, is very sound truth.

Darby Translation

But Paul said, I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but utter words of truth and soberness;

Godbey New Testament

But Paul says, I am not a maniac, most noble Festus; but I speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

Goodspeed New Testament

"I am not raving, your Excellency Festus," said Paul, "I am telling the sober truth.

John Wesley New Testament

But he said, I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but utter the words of truth and sobriety.

Julia Smith Translation

And he says, I am not frenzied, most excellent Festus; but I speak the words of truth and soundness of mind.

King James 2000

But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and good sense.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Paul said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but am speaking words of truth and rationality.

Modern King James verseion

But he said, Not to insanity, most noble Festus, but I speak words of truth and sanity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Paul said, "I am not mad, most dear Festus: but speak the words of truth and soberness.

Moffatt New Testament

"Your excellency," said Paul to Festus, "I am not mad, I am speaking the sober truth.

Montgomery New Testament

"I am not mad, most noble Festus," said Paul,

NET Bible

But Paul replied, "I have not lost my mind, most excellent Festus, but am speaking true and rational words.

New Heart English Bible

But he said, "I am not crazy, most excellent Festus, but boldly declare words of truth and reasonableness.

Noyes New Testament

But he saith, I am not mad, most noble Festus, but utter words of truth and soberness.

The Emphasized Bible

But Paul - I am not raving (saith he), most noble Festus, - but, the declarations of truth and soberness, am I sounding forth:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but utter words of truth and sobriety.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"I am not mad, your Excellency," he replied; "on the contrary, the statements that I am making are true and sober.

Webster

But he said, I am not insane, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

Weymouth New Testament

"I am not mad, most noble Festus," replied Paul; "I am speaking words of sober truth.

Williams New Testament

Paul answered, "I am not going crazy, your Excellency, Festus, but I am telling the straight truth.

World English Bible

But he said, "I am not crazy, most excellent Festus, but boldly declare words of truth and reasonableness.

Worrell New Testament

But Paul says, "I am not mad, most noble Festus; but I utter words of truth and soberness.

Worsley New Testament

But he replied, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but I speak the words of truth and of a sound mind.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he saith, 'I am not mad, most noble Festus, but of truth and soberness the sayings I speak forth;

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

he said
φημί 
Phemi 
Usage: 54

I am
μαίνομαι 
Mainomai 
be mad, be beside self
Usage: 5

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

mad
μαίνομαι 
Mainomai 
be mad, be beside self
Usage: 5

κράτιστος 
Kratistos 
Usage: 4

Φῆστος 
Phestos 
Usage: 13

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ἀποφθέγγομαι 
Apophtheggomai 
Usage: 3

the words
ῥῆμα 
Rhema 
word, saying, thing, no thing Trans, not tr
Usage: 57

of truth
ἀλήθεια 
Aletheia 
Usage: 87

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

Not Quite Persuaded

24 And when Paul had said these words, Festus said with a loud voice, You are mad, Paul; much learning has driven you to madness. 25 But he said, I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but utter words of truth and sobriety. 26 For the king knows of these things, before whom I speak freely; for I am persuaded that none of these things have escaped his notice; for this was not done in a corner.



Cross References

Acts 23:26

Claudius Lysias to the most excellent procurator Felix, greeting.

Acts 24:3

we accept [it] most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.

Luke 1:3

it seemed good to me also, having traced all things accurately from the first, to write in order to you, most excellent Theophilus,

John 8:49

Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

Titus 1:9

holding firmly the faithful word taught, that he may be able both to exhort with sound instruction and to convince those who contradict.

Titus 2:7-8

presenting yourself as an example of good works in all things, in teaching [exhibiting] integrity, gravity,

1 Peter 2:21-23

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you a copy that you should follow his steps,

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.

1 Peter 3:15

and sanctify the anointed Lord in your hearts, and be always ready with a defense to every one that asks you a reason for the hope that is in you; but with meekness and fear,

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