King James Version

Acts 24:1-27

1And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul. 2And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence, 3We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. 4Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words. 5For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: 6Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law. 7But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, 8Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him. 9And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so. 10Then 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: 11Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship. 12And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city: 13Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me. 14But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: 15And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. 16And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. 17Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings. 18Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult. 19Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me. 20Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council, 21Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.

22And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter. 23And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

24And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. 25And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. 26He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him. 27But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Ebikolwa byʼAbatume 24:1-27

Pawulo Awozesebwa mu maaso ga Ferikisi

124:1 a Bik 23:2 b Bik 23:30, 35 c Bik 23:24Awo nga wayiseewo ennaku ttaano, Ananiya, Kabona Asinga Obukulu, n’atuuka mu Kayisaliya ng’ali n’abamu ku bakulembeze b’Abayudaaya era ng’aleese n’omwogezi omulungi erinnya lye Terutuulo, eyannyonnyola gavana emisango egyali givunaanibwa Pawulo. 2Pawulo bwe yaleetebwa, Terutuulo n’ayitibwa ategeeze ekivunaanibwa Pawulo, n’awoza bw’ati nti, “Oweekitiibwa, ffe Abayudaaya otuwadde eddembe, n’enkulaakulana olw’amagezi go. 324:3 Luk 1:3; Bik 23:26; 26:25Tukwebaza nnyo olwa bino byonna by’otukoledde. 4Obutayagala kukukooya, nsaba ompulirize akaseera katono nga mpitaayita mu byangu ku nsonga ze tuvunaana omusajja ono.

524:5 a Bik 16:20; 17:6 b Bik 21:28 c Mak 1:24 d nny 14; Bik 26:5; 28:22“Omusajja ono tumulabye nga wa mutawaana nnyo, kubanga akuma omuliro mu Bayudaaya bonna mu nsi yonna, basasamale era bajeemere gavumenti y’Abaruumi, omukulembeze mu ttabi ly’eddiini erimanyiddwa ng’ery’Abannazaalaayo. 624:6 Bik 21:28N’okugezaako yali agezaako okwonoona Yeekaalu, ne tumukwata. Twali tugenda okumusalira omusango n’ekibonerezo ng’amateeka gaffe bwe galagira, 7naye Lusiya, omuduumizi w’abaserikale n’ajja n’atumuggyako n’amaanyi, 8n’alagira nti awozesebwe mu mateeka g’Ekiruumi, era n’alagira abamuwawaabira bajje wano mu maaso go. Bw’onoogenda ng’omubuuza ebintu bino byonna, amazima g’ensonga zaffe gajja kweyoleka.”

924:9 1Bs 2:16Olwo n’Abayudaaya abalala ne boogera nga bawagira ebyo Terutuulo bye yawoza nti bya mazima.

1024:10 Bik 23:24Oluwalo lwa Pawulo ne lutuuka, gavana n’amuwenya asituke ayogere. Pawulo n’ayanukula nti, “Mmanyi, ssebo, nga bw’osaze emisango egifa ku nsonga zaffe ez’Ekiyudaaya okumala emyaka emingi, ekyo kimpa obugumu nga mpoleza mu maaso go. 1124:11 Bik 21:27; nny 1Ggwe bw’onoobuuza, ojja kuzuula nti ennaku tezinnayita kkumi na bbiri kasookedde nyambuka mu Yerusaalemi okusinza mu Yeekaalu. 1224:12 a Bik 25:8; 28:17 b nny 18Abo abampawaabira tebansisinkanangako nga nnina gwe nnyumya naye mu Yeekaalu, wadde nga nsasamaza ekibiina mu kuŋŋaaniro oba awalala wonna mu kibuga. 1324:13 Bik 25:7Era tebayinza kukulaga bukakafu bwonna ku bintu bino bye bampawaabira nti nabikola. 1424:14 a Bik 3:13 b Bik 9:2 c nny 5 d Bik 26:6, 22; 28:23Naye waliwo ekintu kimu kye nzikiriza. Nsinza Katonda nga nzikiririza mu Kkubo, bano kye bayita enzikiriza endala. Nsinza Katonda n’okumuweereza nga ngoberera empisa za bajjajjaffe n’obulombolombo, nga bwe baabitegeka, era nzikiririza ddala mu mateeka g’Ekiyudaaya ne mu byonna ebyawandiikibwa mu bitabo bya bannabbi. 1524:15 a Bik 23:6; 28:20 b Dan 12:2; Yk 5:28, 29Era nzikiriza, nga bano bwe bakkiriza, nti walibaawo okuzuukira kw’abatuukirivu n’ababi. 1624:16 Bik 23:1Olw’essuubi lino lye nnina, nfuba bulijjo okuba n’emmeeme ennongoofu eri Katonda n’eri abantu.

1724:17 Bik 11:29, 30; Bar 15:25-28, 31; 1Ko 16:1-4, 15; 2Ko 8:1-4; Bag 2:10“Oluvannyuma lw’emyaka mingi, nga siriiwo, nakomawo mu Yerusaalemi ng’Abayudaaya mbaleetedde n’ensimbi ez’okubayamba, nga nange neeretedde ekirabo eky’okuwaayo eri Katonda mu Yeekaalu. 1824:18 a Bik 21:26 b nny 12Bano abampawaabira bansanga ndi mu kusinza kuno mu Yeekaalu, nga nneerongoosezza, mmaze n’okumwa omutwe ng’amateeka bwe galagira, nga tewaliiwo kibiina kinneetoolodde, era nga tewali kasasamalo. 1924:19 Bik 23:30Naye waliwo Abayudaaya abava mu kitundu kye Asiya era basaanye babeewo wano boogere obanga balina kye banvunaana. 20Oba si ekyo buuza bano abali wano kaakano, bakutegeeze omusango Olukiiko lw’Abayudaaya Olukulu gwe lwandabako, bwe nayimirira mu maaso gaalwo. 2124:21 Bik 23:6Mpozzi kino ekimu kye nayogera nti, ‘Ndi wano mu Lukiiko nga mpozesebwa olwokubanga nzikiriza okuzuukira kw’abafu!’ ”

22Awo Ferikisi, eyali amanyi obulungi ebikwata ku Kkubo, n’agamba Abayudaaya nti, “Lusiya, omuduumizi w’abaserikale mu Yerusaalemi, bw’alituuka ne ndyoka nsala omusango gwammwe.” 2324:23 a Bik 23:35 b Bik 28:16 c Bik 23:16; 27:3N’alagira Pawulo azzibweyo mu kkomera akuumibwe, naye ng’alekerwamu ku ddembe, ne mikwano gye bakkirizibwe okujjanga okumulaba n’okumuleetera bye yeetaaga.

2424:24 Bik 20:21Awo nga wayiseewo ennaku ntonotono, Ferikisi n’ajja ne mukyala we Dulusira, eyali Omuyudaaya. N’atumya Pawulo, ne bamuwuliriza ng’abategeeza ku kukkiriza Kristo Yesu. 2524:25 a Bag 5:23; 2Pe 1:6 b Bik 10:42Awo Pawulo bwe yagenda abannyonnyola ebikwata ku butuukirivu, n’okwefuga mu bikolwa, n’okusalirwa omusango okugenda okujja, Ferikisi n’atya nnyo, n’agamba Pawulo nti, “Ebyo binaagira bimala! Kaakano genda, bwe ndifuna ekiseera ekirungi ndyongera okukuyita.” 26Era Ferikisi yali asuubira nti Pawulo ajja kumuwa enguzi, kyeyava amutumya emirundi mingi n’ayogera naye.

2724:27 a Bik 25:1, 4, 9, 14 b Bik 12:3; 25:9 c Bik 23:35; 25:14Ne wayitawo emyaka ebiri, Polukiyo Fesuto n’adda mu bigere bya Ferikisi. Naye Ferikisi olw’okwagala Abayudaaya bamusiime, bwe yali agenda n’aleka nga Pawulo musibe mu kkomera.