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26:1 Then Agrippa told Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defense:

αγριππας
G67
Agrippa
δε
G1161
yet
προς
G4314
toward
τον
G3588
the
παυλον
G3972
Paul
εφη
G5346
affirmed
επιτρεπεται
G2010
is-permitted
σοι
G4671
[to]-you
περι
G4012
about
σεαυτου
G4572
[of]-yourself
λεγειν
G3004
to-say
τοτε
G5119
then

G3588
the
παυλος
G3972
Paul
εκτεινας
G1614
extending
την
G3588
the
χειρα
G5495
hand
απελογειτο
G626
defended-self

26:2 “On the matter of charges made against me by the Judeans, King Agrippa, I am pleased to present my defense before you today,

περι
G4012
about
παντων
G3956
[of]-all
ὡν
G3739
[of]-whom
εγκαλουμαι
G1458
I-am-indicted
ὑπο
G5259
under
ιουδαιων
G2453
[of]-Judeans
βασιλευ
G935
(oh)-king
αγριππα
G67
Agrippa
ἡγημαι
G2233
I-have-considered
εμαυτον
G1683
I-myself
μακαριον
G3107
blessed
επι
G1909
on
σου
G4675
[of]-you
μελλων
G3195
intending
σημερον
G4594
today
απολογεισθαι
G626
to-defend-self

26:3 especially since you are an expert on the customs and controversies concerning Judaism. Therefore I humbly ask that you patiently listen to me.

μαλιστα
G3122
especially
γνωστην
G1109
expert
οντα
G5607
being
σε
G4571
you
παντων
G3956
[of]-all
των
G3588
[of]-the
κατα
G2596
down
ιουδαιους
G2453
Judeans
εθων
G1485
[of]-customs
τε
G5037
both
και
G2532
and
ζητηματων
G2213
[of]-questions
διο
G1352
for-this-reason
δεομαι
G1189
I-am-begging
μακροθυμως
G3116
patiently
ακουσαι
G191
to-hear
μου
G3450
[of]-me

26:4 “The manner in which I’ve lived my life, from my early youth in my nation as well as in Jerusalem, is something the Judeans are well aware of.

την
G3588
the
μεν
G3303
in-fact
ουν
G3767
then
βιωσιν
G981
lifestyle
μου
G3450
[of]-me
την
G3588
the
εκ
G1537
out
νεοτητος
G3503
[of]-newness
την
G3588
the
απ᾽
G575
from
αρχης
G746
[of]-origin
γενομενην
G1096
coming-to-be
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
εθνει
G1484
[to]-nation
μου
G3450
[of]-me
εν
G1722
in
τε
G5037
both
ἱεροσολυμοις
G2414
[to]-Jerusalem
ισασι
G2467
they-know
παντες
G3956
all
οἱ
G3588
the
ιουδαιοι
G2453
Judeans

26:5 And having known me before from the beginning, they would have to admit that I lived as a Pharisee in the strictest sense of the word.

προγινωσκοντες
G4267
knowing-beforehand
με
G3165
me
ανωθεν
G509
from-above
εαν
G1437
if-ever
θελωσι
G2309
they-may-choose
μαρτυρειν
G3140
to-witness
ὁτι
G3754
since
κατα
G2596
down
την
G3588
the
ακριβεστατην
G196
strictest
αἱρεσιν
G139
choice
της
G3588
[of]-the
ἡμετερας
G2251
[of]-my-own
θρησκειας
G2356
[of]-ritual
εζησα
G2198
I-lived
φαρισαιος
G5330
Pharisee

26:6 And now, it is because of my hope in the promise that came from God to our ancestors that I stand trial.

και
G2532
and
νυν
G3568
now
επ᾽
G1909
on
ελπιδι
G1680
[to]-hope
της
G3588
[of]-the
εις
G1519
into
τους
G3588
the
πατερας
G3962
fathers
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
επαγγελιας
G1860
[of]-promise
γενομενης
G1096
[of]-becoming
ὑπο
G5259
under
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
ἑστηκα
G2476
I-have-stood
κρινομενος
G2919
being-judged

26:7 The twelve tribes of our people offer divine service night and day in this same hope, O King, yet here I am on trial for it!

εις
G1519
into
ἡν
G3739
which
το
G3588
the
δωδεκαφυλον
G1429
twelve-tribes
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
εν
G1722
in
εκτενεια
G1616
[to]-earnest
νυκτα
G3571
night
και
G2532
and
ἡμεραν
G2250
day
λατρευον
G3000
offering-divine-service
ελπιζει
G1679
is-expecting
καταντησαι
G2658
to-arrive-at
περι
G4012
about
ἡς
G3739
[of]-whom
ελπιδος
G1680
[of]-hope
εγκαλουμαι
G1458
I-am-indicted
ὑπο
G5259
under
ιουδαιων
G2453
[of]-Judeans
βασιλευ
G935
(oh)-king

26:8 How can you all consider it unbelievable that God should raise the dead?

τι
G5101
what
απιστον
G571
untrusting
κρινεται
G2919
is-judged
παρ᾽
G3844
beside
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
ει.
G1487
if

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
νεκρους
G3498
dead
εγειρει
G1453
is-awakening

26:9 “I had considered it my duty to commit many acts against the name of Jesus the Nazarene,

εγω
G1473
I
μεν
G3303
in-fact
ουν
G3767
then
εδοξα
G1380
I-supposed
εμαυτω
G1683
[to]-myself
προς
G4314
toward
το
G3588
the
ονομα
G3686
name
ιησου
G2424
[of]-Jesus
του
G3588
[of]-the
ναζωραιου
G3480
[of]-Nazarene
δειν
G1210
to-confine
πολλα
G4183
many
εναντια
G1727
hostile
πραξαι
G4238
to-practice

26:10 including in Jerusalem. I even locked up many of the holy ones in jail, having obtained jurisdiction from the ruling priests, and I voted in favor of the death penalty.


G3588
the
και
G2532
and
εποιησα
G4160
I-did
εν
G1722
in
ἱεροσολυμοις
G2414
[to]-Jerusalem
και
G2532
and
πολλους
G4183
many
τε
G5037
both
των
G3588
[of]-the
ἁγιων
G40
[of]-consecrated-ones
εγω
G1473
I
εν
G1722
in
φυλακαις
G5438
[to]-prisons
κατεκλεισα
G2623
I-locked-up
την
G3588
the
παρα
G3844
beside
των
G3588
[of]-the
αρχιερεων
G749
[of]-ruling-priests
εξουσιαν
G1849
jurisdiction
λαβων
G2983
taking
αναιρουμενων
G337
[of]-taking-away
τε
G5037
both
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
κατηνεγκα
G2702
I-carried
ψηφον
G5586
pebble

26:11 I pursued them in the synagogues to punish them and force them to commit slander against God. I was in such an insane rage against them that I also persecuted them in foreign cities.

και
G2532
and
κατα
G2596
down
πασας
G3956
all
τας
G3588
those
συναγωγας
G4864
congregations
πολλακις
G4178
many-times
τιμωρων
G5097
punishing
αυτους
G846
them
ηναγκαζον
G315
I-compelled
βλασφημειν
G987
to-slander
περισσως
G4057
exceedingly
τε
G5037
both
εμμαινομενος
G1693
being-extremely-angry
αυτοις
G846
[to]-them
εδιωκον.
G1377
I-pursued
ἑως
G2193
until
και
G2532
and
εις
G1519
into
τας
G3588
those
εξω
G1854
outside
πολεις
G4172
cities

26:12 “During one such persecution I was on my way to Damascus with the jurisdiction and permission of the ruling priests.

εν
G1722
in
οἱς
G3739
[to]-whom
πορευομενος
G4198
going
εις
G1519
into
την
G3588
the
δαμασκον
G1154
Damascus
μετ᾽
G3326
with
εξουσιας
G1849
[of]-jurisdiction
και
G2532
and
επιτροπης
G2011
[of]-permission
της
G3588
[of]-the
των
G3588
[of]-the
αρχιερεων
G749
[of]-ruling-priests

26:13 While on the road around noon, O King, a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shone all around me and my traveling companions.

ἡμερας
G2250
days
μεσης
G3319
[of]-middle
κατα
G2596
down
την
G3588
the
ὁδον
G3598
way
ειδον
G1492
I/they-saw
βασιλευ
G935
(oh)-king
ουρανοθεν
G3771
sky
ὑπερ
G5228
over
την
G3588
the
λαμπροτητα
G2987
brightness
του
G3588
[of]-the
ἡλιου
G2246
[of]-sun
περιλαμψαν
G4034
shining-around
με
G3165
me
φως
G5457
light
και
G2532
and
τους
G3588
the
συν
G4862
together-with
εμοι
G1698
[to]-me
πορευομενους
G4198
going

26:14 When we had all dropped to the ground I heard a voice say to me in the Hebrew dialect, ‘Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me? Resistance is futile!’

παντων
G3956
[of]-all
τε
G5037
both
καταπεσοντων
G2667
[of]-falling-down
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
εις
G1519
into
την
G3588
the
γην
G1093
earth
ηκουσα
G191
I-heard
φωνην
G5456
sound
λεγουσαν
G3004
saying
προς
G4314
toward
με
G3165
me
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ἑβραϊδι
G1446
[to]-Hebrew
διαλεκτω
G1258
dialect
σαουλ
G4549
Saul
σαουλ
G4549
Saul
τι
G5101
what
με
G3165
me
διωκεις
G1377
you-are-pursuing
σκληρον
G4642
hard
σοι
G4671
[to]-you
προς
G4314
toward
κεντρα
G2759
piercers
λακτιζειν
G2979
to-kick

26:15 “So I said, ‘Who are you, sir?’“ ‘I am Jesus’, he answered, ‘the one you are persecuting!

εγω
G1473
I
δε
G1161
yet
ειπα
G2036
I-said
τις
G5101
who
ει
G1488
you-are
κυριε
G2962
(oh)-master

G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
κυριος
G2962
master
ειπεν
G2036
said
εγω
G1473
I
ειμι
G1510
I-am
ιησους
G2424
Jesus
ὁν
G3739
whom
συ
G4771
you
διωκεις
G1377
you-are-pursuing

26:16 Now get up and stand on your feet, because the reason I appeared to you is that you were prepared in advance to be a slave and a witness, both of what you have seen and of what I will show you.

αλλα
G235
but
αναστηθι
G450
you-elevate!
και
G2532
and
στηθι
G2476
you-stand!
επι
G1909
on
τους
G3588
the
ποδας
G4228
feet
σου
G4675
[of]-you
εις
G1519
into
τουτο
G5124
this
γαρ
G1063
because
ωφθην
G3700
I-was-stared-at
σοι
G4671
[to]-you
προχειρισασθαι
G4400
to-reserve
σε
G4571
you
ὑπηρετην
G5257
under-rower
και
G2532
and
μαρτυρα
G3144
witness
ὡν
G3739
[of]-whom
τε
G5037
both
ειδες
G1492
you-looked
με
G3165
me
ὡν
G3739
[of]-whom
τε
G5037
both
οφθησομαι
G3700
I-shall-be-stared-at
σοι
G4671
[to]-you

26:17 I will set you apart from the Judeans, as well as from the non-Judeans to whom I am commissioning you.

εξαιρουμενος
G1807
extracting
σε
G4571
you
εκ
G1537
out
του
G3588
[of]-the
λαου
G2992
[of]-people
και
G2532
and
εκ
G1537
out
των
G3588
[of]-the
εθνων
G1484
[of]-nations
εις
G1519
into
οὑς
G3739
those-whom
εγω
G1473
I
αποστελλω
G649
I-am-commissioning
σε
G4571
you

26:18 You are to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light and from the jurisdiction of The Adversary to that of God, and to obtain for them an acquittal for their failures and an inheritance along with those who have been made holy by faith in me.’

ανοιξαι
G455
to-open-up
οφθαλμους
G3788
eyes
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
του
G3588
[of]-the
επιστρεψαι
G1994
to-revert
απο
G575
from
σκοτους
G4655
[of]-darkness
εις
G1519
into
φως
G5457
light
και
G2532
and
της
G3588
[of]-the
εξουσιας
G1849
[of]-jurisdiction
του
G3588
[of]-the
σατανα
G4567
adversary
επι
G1909
on
τον
G3588
the
θεον
G2316
God
του
G3588
[of]-the
λαβειν
G2983
to-acquire
αυτους
G846
them
αφεσιν
G859
acquittal
ἁμαρτιων
G266
[of]-failure
και
G2532
and
κληρον
G2819
die
εν
G1722
in
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
ἡγιασμενοις
G37
[to]-having-been-consecrated
πιστει
G4102
[to]-trust
τη
G3588
[to]-the
εις
G1519
into
εμε
G1691
me

26:19 “King Agrippa, I did not react to this heavenly vision with hostility,

ὁθεν
G3606
whereby
βασιλευ
G935
(oh)-king
αγριππα
G67
Agrippa
ουκ
G3756
not
εγενομην
G1096
I-came-to-be
απειθης
G545
incorrigible
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ουρανιω
G3770
heavenly
οπτασια
G3701
[to]-vision

26:20 but went at once to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem, to those throughout the province of Judea, and to the non-Judeans. I proclaimed that they must change their minds and turn back to God, and then live accordingly.

αλλα
G235
but
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
εν
G1722
in
δαμασκω
G1154
[to]-Damascus
πρωτον
G4412
first
τε
G5037
both
και
G2532
and
ἱεροσολυμοις
G2414
[to]-Jerusalem
πασαν
G3956
all
τε
G5037
both
την
G3588
the
χωραν
G5561
area
της
G3588
[of]-the
ιουδαιας
G2449
[of]-Judea
και
G2532
and
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
εθνεσιν
G1484
[to]-nations
απηγγελλον
G518
I-announced
μετανοειν
G3340
to-change-mind
και
G2532
and
επιστρεφειν
G1994
to-revert
επι
G1909
on
τον
G3588
the
θεον
G2316
God
αξια
G514
worthy
της
G3588
[of]-the
μετανοιας
G3341
[of]-reversal
εργα
G2041
actions
πρασσοντας
G4238
practicing

26:21 It was on this account that the Judeans took hold of me to arrest me when I was in the temple compound.

ἑνεκα
G1752
because-of
τουτων
G5130
[of]-these
με
G3165
me
ιουδαιοι
G2453
Judeans
συλλαβομενοι
G4815
seizing
οντα
G5607
being
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
ἱερω
G2411
[to]-temple-compound
επειρωντο
G3987
they-attempted
διαχειρισασθαι
G1315
to-handle

26:22 “But because God has come to my aid to this day, I stand here testifying to both the lowly and the exalted. I have said nothing beyond what Moses and the prophets said would happen:

επικουριας
G1947
[of]-assistance
ουν
G3767
then
τυχων
G5177
happening-upon
της
G3588
[of]-the
απο
G575
from
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
αχρι
G891
until
της
G3588
[of]-the
ἡμερας
G2250
days
ταυτης
G3778
[of]-this
ἑστηκα
G2476
I-have-stood
μαρτυρομενος
G3143
witnessing
μικρω
G3398
[to]-small
τε
G5037
both
και
G2532
and
μεγαλω
G3173
[to]-large
ουδεν
G3762
not-even-one
εκτος
G1622
outside
λεγων
G3004
saying
ὡν
G3739
[of]-whom
τε
G5037
both
οἱ
G3588
the
προφηται
G4396
prophets
ελαλησαν
G2980
they-talked
μελλοντων
G3195
[of]-intending
γινεσθαι
G1096
to-come-to-be
και
G2532
and
μωϋσης
G3475
Moses

26:23 that the Anointed would suffer, and that as the first to rise from the dead he would proclaim light to Judeans and non-Judeans alike.”

ει.
G1487
if
παθητος
G3805
suffering

G3588
the
χριστος
G5547
anointed
ει.
G1487
if
πρωτος
G4413
first
εξ
G1537
out
αναστασεως
G386
[of]-arising
νεκρων
G3498
[of]-the-dead
φως
G5457
light
μελλει
G3195
is-intending
καταγγελλειν
G2605
to-announce
τω
G3588
[to]-the
τε
G5037
both
λαω
G2992
[to]-people
και
G2532
and
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
εθνεσιν
G1484
[to]-nations

26:24 As he was presenting his defense, Festus shouted, “You’re insane, Paul! Too much education has driven you mad!”

ταυτα
G5023
these-things
δε
G1161
yet
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
απολογουμενου
G626
[of]-defending-self

G3588
the
φηστος
G5347
Festus
μεγαλη
G3173
big
τη
G3588
[to]-the
φωνη
G5456
sound
φησιν
G5346
is-affirming
μαινη
G3105
you-are-insane
παυλε
G3972
(oh)-Paul
τα
G3588
the
πολλα
G4183
many
σε
G4571
you
γραμματα
G1121
writings
εις
G1519
into
μανιαν
G3130
madness
περιτρεπει
G4062
is-turning-around

26:25 “On the contrary, great Festus,” Paul replied, “I am speaking divinely-given rational truth.


G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
παυλος
G3972
Paul
ου
G3756
not
μαινομαι
G3105
I-am-insane
φησιν
G5346
is-affirming
κρατιστε
G2903
(oh)-most-honorable
φηστε
G5347
(oh)-Festus
αλλα
G235
but
αληθειας
G225
[of]-truth
και
G2532
and
σωφροσυνης
G4997
[of]-good-sense
ῥηματα
G4487
declarations
αποφθεγγομαι
G669
I-divinely-utter-from

26:26 Since the king is adept at what I’ve been talking about so boldly, I’m sure that none of this has escaped his notice; this whole affair did not happen in a corner.

επισταται
G1987
is-skilled
γαρ
G1063
because
περι
G4012
about
τουτων
G5130
[of]-these

G3588
the
βασιλευς
G935
king
προς
G4314
toward
ὁν
G3739
whom
και
G2532
and
παρρησιαζομενος
G3955
being-bold
λαλω
G2980
I-am-talking
λανθανειν
G2990
to-ignore
γαρ
G1063
because
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
τι
G5101
what
τουτων
G5130
[of]-these
ου
G3756
not
πειθομαι
G3982
I-am-persuaded
ουθεν
G3762
not-even-one
ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because
εστιν
G2076
is
εν
G1722
in
γωνια
G1137
[to]-corner
πεπραγμενον
G4238
having-been-practiced
τουτο
G5124
this

26:27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do!”

πιστευεις
G4100
you-are-trusting
βασιλευ
G935
(oh)-king
αγριππα
G67
Agrippa
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
προφηταις
G4396
[to]-prophets
οιδα
G1492
I-have-seen
ὁτι
G3754
since
πιστευεις
G4100
you-are-trusting

26:28 “Do you think that you can persuade me to become a Christian in such a short time?” Agrippa asked Paul.


G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
αγριππας
G67
Agrippa
προς
G4314
toward
τον
G3588
the
παυλον
G3972
Paul
εν
G1722
in
ολιγω
G3641
[to]-some
με
G3165
me
πειθεις
G3982
you-persuade
χριστιανον
G5546
Christian
ποιησαι
G4160
to-do

26:29 “Short time or long,” Paul replied, “My intent before God is that not only you but all who have heard me today will become as I am, except for these chains!”


G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
παυλος
G3972
Paul
ευξαιμην
G2172
I-may-claim
αν
G302
ever
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God
και
G2532
and
εν
G1722
in
ολιγω
G3641
[to]-some
και
G2532
and
εν
G1722
in
μεγαλω
G3173
[to]-large
ου
G3756
not
μονον
G3440
only
σε
G4571
you
αλλα
G235
but
και
G2532
and
παντας
G3956
all
τους
G3588
the
ακουοντας
G191
hearing
μου
G3450
[of]-me
σημερον
G4594
today
γενεσθαι
G1096
to-become
τοιουτους
G5108
such
ὁποιος
G3697
quality
και
G2532
and
εγω
G1473
I
ειμι
G1510
I-am
παρεκτος
G3924
externally
των
G3588
[of]-the
δεσμων
G1199
[of]-confinements
τουτων
G5130
[of]-these

26:30 Then the king, the governor, Bernice, and those sitting with them stood up,

ανεστη
G450
elevated
τε
G5037
both

G3588
the
βασιλευς
G935
king
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
ἡγεμων
G2232
governor

G3588
the
τε
G5037
both
βερνικη
G959
Bernice
και
G2532
and
οἱ
G3588
the
συγκαθημενοι
G4775
sitting-together
αυτοις
G846
[to]-them

26:31 and as they left the court they said to each other, “This person has done nothing worthy of the death penalty or imprisonment.”

και
G2532
and
αναχωρησαντες
G402
departing
ελαλουν.
G2980
they-talked
προς
G4314
toward
αλληλους
G240
each-other
λεγοντες
G3004
saying
ὁτι
G3754
since
ουδεν
G3762
not-even-one
θανατου
G2288
[of]-death
η
G2228
or-else
δεσμων
G1199
[of]-confinements
αξιον
G514
worthy
τι
G5101
what
πρασσει
G4238
is-practicing

G3588
the
ανθρωπος
G444
person
οὑτος
G3778
same

26:32 And Agrippa said to Festus, “He could have been released if he had not appealed to Caesar.”

αγριππας
G67
Agrippa
δε
G1161
yet
τω
G3588
[to]-the
φηστω
G5347
[to]-Festus
εφη
G5346
affirmed
απολελυσθαι
G630
to-have-been-released
εδυνατο
G1410
was-able

G3588
the
ανθρωπος
G444
person
οὑτος
G3778
same
ει.
G1487
if
μη
G3361
not
επεκεκλητο
G1941
had-invoked
καισαρα
G2541
Caesar