Acts 26:1-9

A. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself.

B. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself: I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews:

C. Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.

D. My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

E. Which knew me from the beginning,

D’. if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.

C’. And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come.

B’. For which hope’s sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews. Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?

A’. I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

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