Acts 26:6
New International Version
And now it is because of my hope in what God has promised our ancestors that I am on trial today.

New Living Translation
Now I am on trial because of my hope in the fulfillment of God's promise made to our ancestors.

English Standard Version
And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers,

Berean Study Bible
And now I stand on trial because of my hope in the promise that God made to our fathers,

Berean Literal Bible
And now I stand being judged for the hope of the promise having been made by God to our fathers,

New American Standard Bible
"And now I am standing trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers;

King James Bible
And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:

Christian Standard Bible
And now I stand on trial because of the hope in what God promised to our ancestors,

Contemporary English Version
Now I am on trial because I believe the promise God made to our people long ago.

Good News Translation
And now I stand here to be tried because of the hope I have in the promise that God made to our ancestors--

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And now I stand on trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,

International Standard Version
"And now I stand here on trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our ancestors.

NET Bible
And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our ancestors,

New Heart English Bible
Now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Now for the hope of The Promise which our fathers had from God, I stand and I am judged.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I'm on trial now because I expect God to keep the promise that he made to our ancestors.

New American Standard 1977
“And now I am standing trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers;

King James 2000 Bible
And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:

American King James Version
And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God, to our fathers:

American Standard Version
And now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now for the hope of the promise that was made by God to the fathers, do I stand subject to judgment:

Darby Bible Translation
And now I stand to be judged because of the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,

English Revised Version
And now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers;

Webster's Bible Translation
And now I stand, and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers:

Weymouth New Testament
And now I stand here impeached because of my hope in the fulfilment of the promise made by God to our forefathers--

World English Bible
Now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,

Young's Literal Translation
and now for the hope of the promise made to the fathers by God, I have stood judged,
Study Bible
Paul's Testimony to Agrippa
5They have known me for a long time and can testify, if they are willing, that I lived as a Pharisee, adhering to the strictest sect of our religion. 6And now I stand on trial because of my hope in the promise that God made to our fathers, 7the promise our twelve tribes are hoping to realize as they earnestly serve God day and night. It is because of this hope, O king, that I am accused by the Jews.…
Cross References
Acts 13:32
And now we proclaim to you the good news: What God promised our fathers

Acts 24:15
and I have the same hope in God that they themselves cherish, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.

Acts 28:20
So for this reason I have called to see you and speak with you. It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain."

Treasury of Scripture

And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God, to our fathers:

am.

Acts 26:8
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?

Acts 23:6
But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.

Acts 24:15,21
And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust…

the promise.

Acts 3:24
Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

Acts 13:32,33
And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, …

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.







Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

now
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

I stand
ἕστηκα (hestēka)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

on trial
κρινόμενος (krinomenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

because of
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

[my] hope
ἐλπίδι (elpidi)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1680: Hope, expectation, trust, confidence. From a primary elpo; expectation or confidence.

in the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

promise [that]
ἐπαγγελίας (epangelias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1860: A promise. From epaggello; an announcement.

God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

made
γενομένης (genomenēs)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

fathers,
πατέρας (pateras)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.
(6) For the hope of the promise made of God. The words include the whole expectation of a divine kingdom of which the Christ was to be the head, as well as the specific belief in a resurrection of the dead.

Unto our fathers.--Some of the better MSS. have simply, "to the fathers." The Received text is, perhaps, more in harmony with St. Paul's usual manner of identifying himself with those to whom he speaks. He will claim even Agrippa as of the stock of Abraham. (Comp. in this connection the anecdote as to Agrippa I. given in Note on Acts 12:21.)

Verse 6. - Here to be judged for and am judged, A.V. To be judged (ἕστηκα κρινόμενος); rather, I stand on my trial. The A.V. seems to give the sense well. The hope of the promise. The hope of the kingdom of Christ, which necessarily implies the resurrection of the dead. This hope, which rested upon God's promise to the fathers, Paul clung to; this hope his Sadducean persecutors denied. He, then, was the true Jew; he was faithful to Moses and the prophets; he claimed the sympathy and support of all true Israelites, and specially of King Agrippa. 26:1-11 Christianity teaches us to give a reason of the hope that is in us, and also to give honour to whom honour is due, without flattery or fear of man. Agrippa was well versed in the Scriptures of the Old Testament, therefore could the better judge as to the controversy about Jesus being the Messiah. Surely ministers may expect, when they preach the faith of Christ, to be heard patiently. Paul professes that he still kept to all the good in which he was first educated and trained up. See here what his religion was. He was a moralist, a man of virtue, and had not learned the arts of the crafty, covetous Pharisees; he was not chargeable with any open vice and profaneness. He was sound in the faith. He always had a holy regard for the ancient promise made of God unto the fathers, and built his hope upon it. The apostle knew very well that all this would not justify him before God, yet he knew it was for his reputation among the Jews, and an argument that he was not such a man as they represented him to be. Though he counted this but loss, that he might win Christ, yet he mentioned it when it might serve to honour Christ. See here what Paul's religion is; he has not such zeal for the ceremonial law as he had in his youth; the sacrifices and offerings appointed by that, are done away by the great Sacrifice which they typified. Of the ceremonial cleansings he makes no conscience, and thinks the Levitical priesthood is done away in the priesthood of Christ; but, as to the main principles of his religion, he is as zealous as ever. Christ and heaven, are the two great doctrines of the gospel; that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. These are the matter of the promise made unto the fathers. The temple service, or continual course of religious duties, day and night, was kept up as the profession of faith in the promise of eternal life, and in expectation of it. The prospect of eternal life should engage us to be diligent and stedfast in all religious exercises. Yet the Sadducees hated Paul for preaching the resurrection; and the other Jews joined them, because he testified that Jesus was risen, and was the promised Redeemer of Israel. Many things are thought to be beyond belief, only because the infinite nature and perfections of Him that has revealed, performed, or promised them, are overlooked. Paul acknowledged, that while he continued a Pharisee, he was a bitter enemy to Christianity. This was his character and manner of life in the beginning of his time; and there was every thing to hinder his being a Christian. Those who have been most strict in their conduct before conversion, will afterwards see abundant reason for humbling themselves, even on account of things which they then thought ought to have been done.
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