Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned to him to speak, answered…
I. WHEN SHOULD HE DEFEND HIMSELF.
1. If the Lord is reviled and not himself.
2. If he may hope to conciliate men's minds and not to increase their bitterness.
II. HOW SHOULD HE DEFEND HIMSELF.
1. Without fear of men.
2. Convincingly by a good conscience.
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself: