26:21 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:
(1) To have a skilful judge is a great and singular gift of
26:42 My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first
among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;
(2) Paul divides the history of his life into two times: for
the first he calls his adversaries as witnesses: for the
latter, the fathers and Prophets.
26:5 Which a knew me from b the beginning, if they would
testify, that after the c most straitest sect of our
religion I lived a Pharisee.
(a) That I was, and where, and how I lived.
(b) That my parents were Pharisees.
(c) The sect of the Pharisees was the most exquisite amongst
all the sects of the Jews, for it was better than all
26:63 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the
promise made of God unto our fathers:
(3) There are three chief and principal witnesses of true
doctrine: God, the true fathers, and the consent of the
true Church of God.
26:84 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you,
that God should raise the dead?
(4) He proves the resurrection of the dead, first by the power
of God, then by the resurrection of Christ, of which he is
a sufficient witness.
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 d my voice against [them].
(d) I consented to and allowed their actions: for he was
not a judge.
26:11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and e
compelled [them] to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad
against them, I persecuted [them] even unto strange
(e) By extreme punishment.
26:185 To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness
to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that
they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance
among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
(5) The end of the Gospel is to save those who are brought to
the knowledge of Christ, and are justified and sanctified
in him, being laid hold on by faith.
26:196 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto
the heavenly vision:
(6) Paul alleges God to be author of the office of his
apostleship, and that God's grace is a witness.
26:227 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto
this day, witnessing both to f small and great, saying
none other things than those which the prophets and Moses
did say should come:
(7) Christ is the end of the Law and the Prophets.
(f) To everyone.
26:23 That Christ should g suffer, [and] that he should be the
h first that should rise from the dead, and should shew
i light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
(g) That Christ would not be such a king as the Jews
dreamed of, but one appointed to bear our miseries,
and the punishment of our sins.
(h) The first of those who are raised from the dead.
(i) Life, yea and that a most blessed life which will be
endless: and this is set against darkness, which
almost in all languages sometimes signifies death, and
sometimes misery and calamity.
26:248 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a
loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning
doth make thee mad.
(8) The wisdom of God is madness to fools, yet nonetheless we
must boldly confirm the truth.
26:26 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I
speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things
are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a k
(k) Secretly and privately.
26:279 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that
(9) Paul, as it were forgetting that he stood a prisoner to
defend his cause, does not forget the office of his
26:29 And Paul said, l I would to God, that not only thou, but
also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and
altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
(l) I would to God that not only almost, but thoroughly
and altogether, both you and all that hear me this
day, might be made as I am, only except for my bonds.
26:3010 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and
the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:
(10) Paul is solemnly acquitted, and yet not dismissed.