13 Neither can they provide evidence to you of what they now bring against me. 14 But I confess this to you: I worship my fathers’ God according to the Way,(A) which they call a sect, believing all the things that are written in the Law and in the Prophets.(B) 15 And I have a hope in God, which these men themselves also accept, that there is going to be a resurrection,[a](C) both of the righteous and the unrighteous.(D) 16 I always do my best to have a clear conscience(E) toward God and men.

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  1. Acts 24:15 Other mss add of the dead

13 And they cannot prove to you the charges they are now making against me.(A) 14 However, I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors(B) as a follower of the Way,(C) which they call a sect.(D) I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,(E) 15 and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection(F) of both the righteous and the wicked.(G) 16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear(H) before God and man.

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20 Either let these men here state what wrongdoing they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin, 21 or about this one statement I cried out while standing among them, ‘Today I am being judged before you concerning the resurrection of the dead.’”

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20 Or these who are here should state what crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin— 21 unless it was this one thing I shouted as I stood in their presence: ‘It is concerning the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you today.’”(A)

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