1 Then Agrippa said to Paul, 'You have leave to speak on your own behalf.' And Paul held up his hand and began his defence:
Acts 9:15 Prov 1:24 Acts 26:2 Prov 18:13 Rom 10:21 John 7:51 Acts 25:16
2 'I consider myself fortunate, King Agrippa, in that it is before you I am to answer today all the charges made against me by the Jews,
3 the more so because you are an expert in matters of custom and controversy among the Jews. So I beg you to listen to me patiently.
Acts 6:14 1Cor 13:2 Acts 28:17 Acts 26:26 Acts 26:7 Acts 25:26 Acts 25:19-20
4 'My manner of life from my youth, a life spent from the beginning among my own people and in Jerusalem, is common knowledge among the Jews.
Gal 1:13 2Tim 3:10 Acts 22:3 Phil 3:5
5 They have known me for a long time and could testify, if they would, that I followed the strictest party in our religion and lived as a Pharisee.
Acts 23:6 Acts 22:3 Acts 24:5 Acts 22:5 Acts 24:14 Phil 3:5-6
6 And now it is for my hope in the promise made by God to our ancestors that I am on trial,
Acts 28:20 Acts 24:15 Mic 5:2 Rom 15:8 Acts 23:6 Isa 61:1-3 Mic 7:20
7 the promise that our twelve tribes, constant in worship night and day, hope to attain. For that hope, Your Majesty, I am actually put on trial by Jews!
Jas 1:1 1Thess 3:10 1Tim 5:5 Ezra 6:17 Phil 3:11 Matt 19:28 Luke 22:30
8 Why does it seem incredible to you that God should raise the dead?
Acts 4:2 Acts 10:40-42 Acts 13:30-31 Acts 17:31-32 1Cor 15:12-20 Luke 18:27 Gen 18:14
9 'As for me, I once thought it was my duty to use every means to oppose the name of Jesus the Nazarene.
1Tim 1:13 Acts 22:8 Phil 3:6 John 16:2-3 John 15:21 Gal 1:13-14 Acts 24:5
10 This I did in Jerusalem; I myself threw many of God's holy people into prison, acting on authority from the chief priests, and when they were being sentenced to death I cast my vote against them.
Acts 8:3 Acts 9:13-14 Acts 9:21 Acts 22:4-5 Gal 1:13 Ps 16:3 Rev 17:6
11 I often went round the synagogues inflicting penalties, trying in this way to force them to renounce their faith; my fury against them was so extreme that I even pursued them into foreign cities.
Matt 10:17 Acts 13:45 Acts 22:19 Mark 13:9 Mark 3:28 Luke 21:12 Luke 15:17
12 'On such an expedition I was going to Damascus, armed with full powers and a commission from the chief priests,
1Kgs 21:8-10 John 11:57 John 7:45-48 Jer 29:26-27 Jer 26:8 Isa 10:1 Acts 26:10
13 and in the middle of the day as I was on my way, Your Majesty, I saw a light from heaven shining more brilliantly than the sun round me and my fellow-travellers.
Matt 17:2 Acts 9:3 Acts 22:6 Isa 24:23 Isa 30:26 Rev 1:16 Rev 21:23
14 We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Hebrew, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you, kicking against the goad.
Acts 21:40 Acts 22:2 Acts 9:7 1Cor 10:22 Acts 9:4-5 Acts 22:7-9 Prov 13:15
15 Then I said, "Who are you, Lord?" And the Lord answered, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
John 15:20-21 Matt 25:45 Exod 16:8 Matt 25:40
16 But get up and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this reason: to appoint you as my servant and as witness of this vision in which you have seen me, and of others in which I shall appear to you.
Acts 22:14-15 Ezek 2:1 Dan 10:11 1Thess 3:2 Acts 22:17-21 Acts 23:11 Acts 27:23-24
17 I shall rescue you from the people and from the nations to whom I send you
Acts 9:15 Jer 1:19 1Tim 2:7 Rom 11:13 Jer 1:8 Acts 25:3 Acts 23:10-24
18 to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light, from the dominion of Satan to God, and receive, through faith in me, forgiveness of their sins and a share in the inheritance of the sanctified."
1Pet 2:9 Acts 20:32 Eph 1:18 Eph 5:8 2Cor 4:6 Col 1:12-14 Isa 42:7
19 'After that, King Agrippa, I could not disobey the heavenly vision.
Ezek 2:7-8 Isa 50:5 Exod 4:13-14 Gal 1:16 Jer 20:9 Jonah 1:3 Acts 26:2
20 On the contrary I started preaching, first to the people of Damascus, then to those of Jerusalem and all Judaean territory, and also to the gentiles, urging them to repent and turn to God, proving their change of heart by their deeds.
Matt 3:8 Acts 3:19 Acts 2:38 Matt 9:13 Acts 9:35 Luke 15:7 Luke 15:10
21 This was why the Jews laid hands on me in the Temple and tried to do away with me.
Acts 21:30-31 Acts 21:27 Acts 22:22 Acts 23:12-15 Acts 25:3
22 But I was blessed with God's help, and so I have stood firm to this day, testifying to great and small alike, saying nothing more than what the prophets and Moses himself said would happen:
Acts 24:14 Luke 24:44 Luke 24:27 John 5:46 Acts 10:43 Ps 118:10-13 Rev 15:3
23 that the Christ was to suffer and that, as the first to rise from the dead, he was to proclaim a light for our people and for the gentiles.'
Rev 1:5 Luke 2:32 Col 1:18 Luke 24:26 Zech 13:7 Ps 22:1-31 Ps 16:8-11
24 He had reached this point in his defence when Festus shouted out, 'Paul, you are out of your mind; all that learning of yours is driving you mad.'
Mark 3:21 1Cor 4:10 Jer 29:26 1Cor 1:23 Acts 17:32 2Kgs 9:11 2Cor 5:13
25 But Paul answered, 'Festus, your Excellency, I am not mad: I am speaking words of sober truth and good sense.
Acts 23:26 Acts 24:3 1Pet 2:21-23 1Pet 3:9 1Pet 3:15 John 8:49 Luke 1:3
26 The king understands these matters, and to him I now speak fearlessly. I am confident that nothing of all this comes as a surprise to him; after all, these things were not done in a corner.
Acts 2:1-12 Acts 26:2-3 Acts 4:16-21 Acts 5:18-42 Acts 25:22 Isa 30:20 Matt 27:29-54
27 King Agrippa, do you believe in the prophets? I know you do.'
28 At this Agrippa said to Paul, 'A little more, and your arguments would make a Christian of me.'
Acts 11:26 Matt 10:18 2Cor 4:2 Mark 10:17-22 Mark 6:20 Jas 1:23-24 Ezek 33:31
29 Paul replied, 'Little or much, I wish before God that not only you but all who are listening to me today would come to be as I am -- except for these chains.'
1Cor 7:7 Acts 21:33 1Cor 4:8 Rom 9:1-3 Num 11:29 Luke 19:41-42 John 5:34
30 At this the king rose to his feet, with the governor and Bernice and those who sat there with them.
Acts 18:15 Acts 25:23 Acts 28:22
31 When they had retired they talked together and agreed, 'This man is doing nothing that deserves death or imprisonment.'
Acts 23:29 Acts 23:9 1Pet 3:16 1Pet 4:14-16 2Sam 24:17 Acts 25:25 Acts 28:18
32 And Agrippa remarked to Festus, 'The man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.'
Acts 28:18 Acts 25:11-12 Acts 25:25