strkjv@Acts:26:2 @ 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:
strkjv@Acts:26:3 @ 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.
strkjv@Acts:26:4 @ My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;
strkjv@Acts:26:5 @ Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
strkjv@Acts:26:6 @ And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:
strkjv@Acts:26:7 @ Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hopes sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
strkjv@Acts:26:8 @ Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
strkjv@Acts:26:9 @ I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
strkjv@Acts:26:10 @ Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.
strkjv@Acts:26:11 @ And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.