Acts 26:24-32 - 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. 27 King Agrippa, believe you the prophets? I know that you believe.

28 And Agrippa said to Paul, You almost persuade me to be a Christian.

29 And Paul said, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day were both almost and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

30 And the king arose, and the procurator, and Bernice, and those who sat with them, 31 and departing they conversed with each other, saying, This man has done nothing deserving death or bonds.

32 And Agrippa said to Festus, If he had not appealed to Caesar, this man might be released.