(2) Accused by the Jews' Advocate
1 And after five days the high priest aAnanias came down with some elders and a certain 1orator, Tertullus; and they gave their information against Paul to the bgovernor.
2 And when Paul was called, Tertullus began to accuse him saying, 1Since we have obtained much peace through you, and since reforms are being carried out for this nation through your forethought
3 Both in every way and everywhere, we welcome it, most aexcellent bFelix, with all thankfulness.
4 But that I may not detain you further, I entreat you to hear us briefly in your forbearance.
5 For we have found this man a pest and an aagitator of binsurrections among all the Jews throughout the inhabited earth and a ringleader of the csect of the dNazarenes,
6 Who has also tried to aprofane the temple. Him also we laid hold of 1and wanted to judge according to our law,
7 But Lysias the commander came by and with much force took him away from our hands
8 And ordered his accusers to come to you. When you have examined this man yourself concerning all these things, you will be able to aascertain from him the things which we accuse him of.
9 And the Jews also joined in the attack, affirming that these things were so.