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Jay P. Green's Literal Translation 1993

 

   

26:1And Agrippa said to Paul, It is allowed for you yourself to speak. Then Paul made a defense, stretching out the hand:
26:2Concerning all of which I am accused by Jews, king Agrippa, I count myself happy being about to make defense before you today,
26:3you being most of all expert, knowing of all the customs and questions also among the Jews. Because of this, I beg you patiently to hear me.
26:4Truly, then, all the Jews know my way of life from youth, which from the beginning had been in my nation in Jerusalem,
26:5who before knew me from the first, if they will testify, that according to the most exact sect of our religion, I lived a Pharisee.
26:6And now for the hope of the promise having been made by God to the fathers, I stand being judged;
26:7to which our twelve tribes hope to arrive, worshiping in earnestness night and day, concerning which hope I am accused by the Jews, king Agrippa.
26:8Why is it judged unbelievable by you if God raises the dead?
26:9Indeed, I then thought to myself that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus the Nazarene.
26:10Which I also did in Jerusalem, I also shut up many of the saints in prisons, receiving authority from the chief priests; and they being put to death, I cast a vote.
26:11And often punishing them through all the synagogues, I compelled them to blaspheme. And being exceedingly furious against them, I even persecuted as far as the outside cities.
26:12In which also traveling to Damascus with authority and decision power from the chief priests,
26:13at midday along the highway, O king, I and those with me saw a light from heaven shining around me above the brightness of the sun.
26:14And all of us falling to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me, and saying in the Hebrew dialect, Saul, Saul why do you persecute Me? It is hard for you to kick against the prods.
26:15And I said, Who are you, Sir? And He said, I am Jesus whom you persecute;
26:16but rise up and stand on your feet, for it is for this reason I appeared to you, to appoint you a servant and a witness both of what you saw, and in what I shall appear to you,
26:17having delivered you from the people and the nations, to whom I now send you,
26:18to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the authority of Satan to God, in order that they may receive remission of sins, and an inheritance among those being sanctified by faith in Me.
26:19Upon this, king Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,
26:20but to those first in Damascus, and Jerusalem, and to all the country of Judea, and to the nations, I announced the command to repent and to turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.
26:21Because of these things, having seized me in the temple, the Jews tried to kill me .
26:22Then obtaining help from God, I stand until this day, witnessing both to small and to great, saying nothing else than what the prophets and Moses also said was going to happen:
26:23that Christ was to suffer, that by a resurrection of the dead He was first going to proclaim light to the people and to the nations.
26:24And he defending himself with these things, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, You rave! Your many letters turned you into madness.
26:25But he said, Not to madness, most excellent Festus, but I speak words of truth and sanity.
26:26For the king understands about these things, to whom I speak, even being bold of speech. For I am persuaded not any of these things are hidden from him, nothing. For the doing of this is not in a corner.
26:27Do you believe the prophets, king Agrippa? I know that you believe.
26:28And Agrippa said to Paul, Do you persuade me to become a Christian in but a little?
26:29And Paul said, I would pray to God, both in a little and in much, not only you, but also these hearing me today to become as I also am, except for these bonds.
26:30And he saying these things, the king and the governor and Bernice rose up, and those who sat with them.
26:31And withdrawing, they spoke to one another saying, This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
26:32And Agrippa said to Festus, This man was able to have been let go, if he had not appealed to Caesar.
Green's Literal Translation 1993

Green's Literal Translation 1993

Green's Literal Translation (Literal Translation of the Holy Bible - LITV), is a translation of the Bible by Jay P. Green, Sr., first published in 1985. The LITV takes a literal, formal equivalence approach to translation. The Masoretic Text is used as the Hebrew basis for the Old Testament, and the Textus Receptus is used as the Greek basis for the New Testament.


Green's Literal Translation (LITV). Copyright 1993
by Jay P. Green Sr.
All rights reserved. Jay P. Green Sr.,
Lafayette, IN. U.S.A. 47903.