1Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.”
So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defense: 2 “King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as I make my defense against all the accusations of the Jews, 3 and especially so because you are well acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. Therefore, I beg you to listen to me patiently.
4 “The Jewish people all know the way I have lived ever since I was a child, from the beginning of my life in my own country, and also in Jerusalem. 5 They have known me for a long time and can testify, if they are willing, that I conformed to the strictest sect of our religion, living as a Pharisee. 6 And now it is because of my hope in what God has promised our ancestors that I am on trial today. 7 This is the promise our twelve tribes are hoping to see fulfilled as they earnestly serve God day and night. King Agrippa, it is because of this hope that these Jews are accusing me. 8 Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?
9 “I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the Lord’s people in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. 11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.
12 “On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13 About noon, King Agrippa, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. 14 We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic,[a] ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
15 “Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’
“ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. 16 ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me. 17 I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them 18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. 20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds. 21 That is why some Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me. 22 But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen— 23 that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”
24 At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.”
25 “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable. 26 The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.”
28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
29 Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
30 The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice and those sitting with them. 31 After they left the room, they began saying to one another, “This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment.”
32 Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”
- Acts 26:14 Or Hebrew
1Shina nijpimi Agripaca, Pablotaca:
–Canta juchachicushcata mitsarilla– nirca.
Shina nijpi Pabloca, maquita alzashpami cashna rimai callarirca:
2 «Jatun mandaj Agripa, judiocuna ñucata imallata juchachicushcata quiquinpaj ñaupajpi huillachun cayashcamantaca, achcatami cushicuni. 3 Ashtahuancarin ñucanchij judiocunapura imallata ruraj cashcatapish, imamanta rimanacui tiyaj cashcatapish ña canllataj alli yachanguimi. Chaimanta, ama p'iñarishpalla, ñuca huillashcata uyahuai.
4 Ñuca llajtapipish, Jerusalenpipish uchillamantapacha ñuca ima shina causashcataca, tucui judiocunallataj allimari rijsincuna. 5 Ñuca llajtapica, fariseocunapaj yuyaita catij canaca yallitaj sinchimi. Chashna cajpipish, ñucataca cai tucui huatacunatami, chaita alli pajtachishpa causaj cashcata rijsircacuna. Chaitaca, paicunallataj parlai tucunmi. 6 Cunan Taita Dios ñucanchij ñaupa yayacunaman imallata cusha nishcata crishpa shuyacushcallamantami, ñucataca cashna juchachingapaj pushamuncuna. 7 Ñucanchijca, Dios cusha nishcata pajtachijpi, chasquishun ninchijmi. Chaita shuyacushpami, tucui chunga ishqui aillu israelcunallataj, tutapish punllapish Pai Diosta servishpa causacunchij. Jatun mandaj Agripalla, ñucapish chai yuyai causacujllapimi, judiocunaca juchachihuancuna. 8 ¿Ima nishpataj cancunaca, huañushcacunata Dios causachi tucunataca mana cringuichij?
9 Ñucaca, ñaupa mana yachashpami, ‘Ñucamanmi Nazaretmanta Jesuspaj shutitaca, ima shinapish chingachichuntaj mingahuashca’ yuyarcani. 10 Jerusalenpica chaitatajmi rurasha yuyarcani. Chaimantami pushaj curacunaman quillcata mañashpa, Diospajlla causajcunataca taucacunata carcelpi churarcani. ‘Paicunata huañuchijpipish, allitami rurancuna’ nircanimi. 11 Mai tandanacuna huasicunapipish huasinta yaicushpami mashcarcani. Crijcunata japishpaca, Jesusta c'amishpa, paimanta anchurichunmi, cutin cutin llaquichij carcani. Shujtaj llajta pueblocunamanpish catishpami, paicunataca mana ricusha nishpa, yallitaj llaquichishpa purircani.
12 Crijcunata chashna llaquichingapajllatajmi, pushaj curacuna quillcata cushpa cachajpi, Damascoman ricurcani. 13 Ña chaupi punlla shinata ñanta ricurcanchijllami. Chashna ricujpica jatun mandajlla, jahua pachamantaca intita yalli lamyacuj ñapish ricurircallami. Ñucatapish ñucahuan ricujcunatapishmi muyundijta achij nirca. 14 Chaimantami, tucuicuna pambaman urmarcanchij. Pambapi siricushpami: “Saulo, Saulo, ¿ima nishpataj ñucataca p'iñashpa llaquichihuangui? Garrocha puntapi huagra tigraman jaitashpa chugririj shinami canllataj chugriricungui” nishpa, hebreo rimaipi rimajta uyarcani. 15 Chashna nijpica: “Apu, ¿pitaj canguiari?” nircanimi. Shina nijpimi Apu Jesusca cashna nirca: “Ñucaca can llaquichicushca Jesusmi cani. 16 Cunanca jatarishpa shayari, ñucata uyai. Cantaca, ñuca mandashcata rurachun, cunan imalla ricushcatapish, q'uipata ricushcatapish huillagrichun mingangapajmi canmanca ricurini. 17 Cantaca israelcunamanpish, mana israelcunamanpish huillachunmi cachani. Paicuna imata rurasha nijpipish, cantaca ñucami huaquichisha. 18 Can huillashpa paicunapaj ñahuita pascajpimi, amsamanta achijman llujshingacuna. Satanaspaj maquimanta cacharirishpa, Diospaj maquipimi yaicungacuna. Ñucata crishpami, juchacunata perdonashca cangacuna. Diospajlla cajcuna japina cashcatapish chasquingacunami” nircami.
19 Chashna nijpimi, jatun mandaj Agripalla, jahua pachamanta ricurishpa mandashcataca caźurcani. 20 Paita caźushpami, Damascomanta callarishpa, Jerusalenpipish, tucui Judea llajtapipish, mana israelcunamanpish, Taita Diospajman cutirichun huillarcani. Diosman cutirishcataj ricurichunca, allita rurashpa causachunmi yachachircani. 21 Chaillamantami judiocunaca. Diospaj huasipi japishpa, ñucataca huañuchishun nircacuna. 22 Chashna cajpipish, Taita Dios huaquichijpimi, cunancama sinchita shayacuniraj. Dios ima nishcata huillajcuna huillashcatapish, Moisés huillashcatapish, jatunman uchujman, cunancama huillacunirajmi. 23 “Quishpichij Cristoca, llaquita apashpa huañunatajmi cashca. Huañushcacunapaj chaupimanta punta pai causarishpami, israelcunamanpish, mana israelcunamanpish, achij luzta huillana cashca” nishpami huillarcani» nircami.
24 Pablo mitsarishpa chaicama huillajpica, Festoca:
–¡Pablo, canca yallitaj yachacushpallamari yuyaita chingachishca yuyachingui!– nishpami caparirca.
25 Shina nijpi Pabloca, cashnami nirca:
–Tucuicuna alli nishca Festolla, ñucaca mana yuyaita chingachishcanichu. Ashtahuanpish ñucaca, ima shina cashcatataj, alli yuyaihuanmi huillacuni. 26 Mai pacallapi mana chashna tucushcachu. Quiquin jatun mandaj Agripapish, chai tucui imalla tucushcataca, allimi yachapangui. Chaimantami ñucaca, quiquinpaj ñaupajpi, imata mana manchashpa huillani. 27 Jatun mandaj Agripa, ¿quiquinca Dios ima nishcata huillajcuna huillashcataca cringuichu? Ari, quiquinpish crishcata ricunitajmari– nircami.
28 Pablo chashna nijpimi, Agripaca:
–Ashallamantamari ñucataca, Cristota crijta mana rurangui– nirca.
29 Chashna nijpi Pabloca:
–Ashallamanta cashpa, achcamanta cashpapish, Taita Diosca quiquintapish, tucui caipi ñucata uyajcunatapish, ñucata shina crijta rurashca canman. Ñuca shina, cadenahuan huatashca cachunllami mana munani– nircami.
30 Pablo chashna nijpica, jatun mandaj Agripapish, mandaj Festopish, Berenicepish shayarijpimi, tucui chaipi cajcunapish shayarircacuna. 31 Ña canllaman llujshishpaca, paicunapurallami:
–Cai runaca, paita huañuchinapaj shina mana allitaca mana rurashcachu. Preźullapish mana tiyacuna canchu– nishpa parlanacurcacuna.
32 Agripacarin Festotaca:
–Paillataj, ‘Cesarpajman cachahuailla’ nishcallamantami, mana cachari tucunchij. Mana chashna nishca cajpica, cacharinallami canman carca– nircami.