Acts 26:25
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New International Version
"I am not insane, most excellent Festus," Paul replied. "What I am saying is true and reasonable.

New Living Translation
But Paul replied, "I am not insane, Most Excellent Festus. What I am saying is the sober truth.

English Standard Version
But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words.

Berean Study Bible
But Paul answered, "I am not insane, most excellent Festus; I am speaking words of truth and sobriety.

Berean Literal Bible
But Paul says, "I am not insane, most excellent Festus, but I speak words of truth and sobriety.

New American Standard Bible
But Paul said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth.

King James Bible
But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Paul replied, "I'm not out of my mind, most excellent Festus. On the contrary, I'm speaking words of truth and good judgment.

International Standard Version
But Paul said, "I'm not out of my mind, Your Excellency Festus. I'm reporting what is absolutely true.

NET Bible
But Paul replied, "I have not lost my mind, most excellent Festus, but am speaking true and rational words.

New Heart English Bible
But he said, "I am not crazy, most excellent Festus, but boldly declare words of truth and reasonableness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Paulus said, “I am not insane, excellent Festus, but I am speaking words of truth and integrity.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Paul replied, "I'm not crazy, Your Excellency Festus. What I'm saying is true and sane.

New American Standard 1977
But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speak forth words of truth and temperance.

King James 2000 Bible
But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and good sense.

American King James Version
But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

American Standard Version
But Paul saith, I am not mad, most excellent Festus; but speak forth words of truth and soberness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Paul said: I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but I speak words of truth and soberness.

Darby Bible Translation
But Paul said, I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but utter words of truth and soberness;

English Revised Version
But Paul saith, I am not mad, most excellent Festus; but speak forth words of truth and soberness.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he said, I am not insane, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

Weymouth New Testament
"I am not mad, most noble Festus," replied Paul; "I am speaking words of sober truth.

World English Bible
But he said, "I am not crazy, most excellent Festus, but boldly declare words of truth and reasonableness.

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'I am not mad, most noble Festus, but of truth and soberness the sayings I speak forth;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
26:24-32 It becomes us, on all occasions, to speak the words of truth and soberness, and then we need not be troubled at the unjust censures of men. Active and laborious followers of the gospel often have been despised as dreamers or madmen, for believing such doctrines and such wonderful facts; and for attesting that the same faith and diligence, and an experience like their own, are necessary to all men, whatever their rank, in order to their salvation. But apostles and prophets, and the Son of God himself, were exposed to this charge; and none need be moved thereby, when Divine grace has made them wise unto salvation. Agrippa saw a great deal of reason for Christianity. His understanding and judgment were for the time convinced, but his heart was not changed. And his conduct and temper were widely different from the humility and spirituality of the gospel. Many are almost persuaded to be religious, who are not quite persuaded; they are under strong convictions of their duty, and of the excellence of the ways of God, yet do not pursue their convictions. Paul urged that it was the concern of every one to become a true Christian; that there is grace enough in Christ for all. He expressed his full conviction of the truth of the gospel, the absolute necessity of faith in Christ in order to salvation. Such salvation from such bondage, the gospel of Christ offers to the Gentiles; to a lost world. Yet it is with much difficulty that any person can be persuaded he needs a work of grace on his heart, like that which was needful for the conversion of the Gentiles. Let us beware of fatal hesitation in our own conduct; and recollect how far the being almost persuaded to be a Christian, is from being altogether such a one as every true believer is.
Study Bible
Festus Interrupts Paul's Defense
24At this stage of Paul’s defense, Festus exclaimed in a loud voice, “You are insane, Paul! Your great learning is driving you to madness!” 25But Paul answered, “I am not insane, most excellent Festus; I am speaking words of truth and sobriety. 26For the king knows about these matters, and I can speak freely to him. I am confident that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 29:26
"The LORD has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to be the overseer in the house of the LORD over every madman who prophesies, to put him in the stocks and in the iron collar,

Luke 1:3
Therefore, having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,

Acts 23:26
"Claudius Lysias, To His Excellency, Governor Felix: Greetings.

Acts 24:3
In every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with all gratitude.
Treasury of Scripture

But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

I am not.

John 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and you …

1 Peter 2:21-23 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for …

1 Peter 3:9,15 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise …

most.

Acts 23:26 Claudius Lysias to the most excellent governor Felix sends greeting.

Acts 24:3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all …

words.

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may …

Titus 2:7,8 In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine …

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