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Acts 26 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:1 - Agrippa said to Sha'ul, "You may speak for yourself." Then Sha'ul stretched out his hand, and made his defense.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:2 - "I think myself happy, King Agrippa, that I am to make my defense before you this day concerning all the things whereof I am accused by the Yehudim,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:3 - especially because you are expert in all customs and questions which are among the Yehudim. Therefore I beg you to hear me patiently.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:4 - "Indeed, all the Yehudim know my way of life from my youth up, which was from the beginning among my own nation and at Yerushalayim;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:5 - having known me from the first, if they are willing to testify, that after the strictest sect of our religion I lived a Parush.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:6 - Now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:7 - which our twelve tribes, earnestly serving night and day, hope to attain. Concerning this hope I am accused by the Yehudim, King Agrippa!
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:8 - Why is it judged incredible with you, if God does raise the dead?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:9 - "I myself most assuredly thought that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Yeshua of Natzeret.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:10 - This I also did in Yerushalayim. I both shut up many of the holy ones in prisons, having received authority from the chief Kohanim, and when they were put to death I gave my vote against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:11 - Punishing them often in all the synagogues, I tried to make them blaspheme. Being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities.
(Act 9:1–19; 22:6–16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:12 - "Whereupon as I traveled to Dammesek with the authority and commission from the chief Kohanim,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:13 - at noon, O King, I saw on the way a light from the sky, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who traveled with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:14 - When we had all fallen to the eretz, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, 'Sha'ul, Sha'ul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:15 - "I said, 'Who are you, Lord?' "He said, 'I am Yeshua, whom you are persecuting.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:16 - But arise, and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose: to appoint you a servant and a witness both of the things which you have seen, and of the things which I will reveal to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:17 - delivering you from the people, and from the Goyim, to whom I send you,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:18 - to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Hasatan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:19 - "Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:20 - but declared first to them of Dammesek, at Yerushalayim, and throughout all the country of Yehudah, and also to the Goyim, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:21 - For this reason the Yehudim seized me in the temple, and tried to kill me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:22 - Having therefore obtained the help that is from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moshe said would happen,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:23 - how the Messiah must suffer, and how, by the resurrection of the dead, he would be first to proclaim light both to these people and to the Goyim."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:24 - As he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Sha'ul, you are crazy! Your great learning is driving you insane!"
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:25 - But he said, "I am not crazy, most excellent Festus, but boldly declare words of truth and reasonableness.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:26 - For the king knows of these things, to whom also I speak freely. For I am persuaded that none of these things is hidden from him, for this has not been done in a corner.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:27 - King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:28 - Agrippa said to Sha'ul, "With a little persuasion are you trying to make me a Messianic?"
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:29 - Sha'ul said, "I pray to God, that whether with little or with much, not only you, but also all that hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these bonds."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:30 - The king rose up with the governor, and Bernice, and those who sat with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:31 - When they had withdrawn, they spoke one to another, saying, "This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:32 - Agrippa said to Festus, "This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar."

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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