Acts 24 ©
Paul is accused before Felix by Tertullus in the name of the Jews: he answereth in defence of his life and doctrine. The hearing is deferred. Paul preaching freely before the governor and his wife, Felix trembleth. Felix hopeth for a bribe to release Paul, but in vain; and going out of his office leaveth him bound.
We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.
Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
mNeither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
But this I confess unto thee, nthat after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, obelieving all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, wwhile I stood before the council,
And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of ythat way, he deferred them, and said, When zLysias the chief captain shall come down, *I awill know the uttermost of your matter.
And as he reasoned of drighteousness, etemperance, and fjudgment to come, Felix gtrembled, and answered, hGo thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.