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1 ⲘⲈⲚⲈⲚⲤⲀ ⲈⲆⲈ ⲚⲈϨⲞⲞⲨ ⲀϤⲒ ⲈϨⲢⲎⲒ ⲚϪⲈⲠⲒⲀⲢⲬⲎⲈⲢⲈⲨⲤ ⲀⲚⲀⲚⲒⲀⲤ ⲚⲈⲘ ϨⲀⲚⲠⲢⲈⲤⲂⲨⲦⲈⲢⲞⲤ ⲚⲈⲘ ⲔⲈⲢⲎⲦⲰⲢ ϪⲈ ⲦⲈⲢⲦⲨⲖⲖⲞⲤ ⲚⲀⲒ ⲈⲦⲀⲨⲒ ⲀⲨⲞⲨⲰⲚϨ ⲘⲠⲒϨⲎⲄⲈⲘⲰⲚ ϦⲀ ⲠⲀⲨⲖⲞⲤ. And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.
2 ⲈⲦⲀⲨⲘⲞⲨϮ ⲆⲈ ⲈⲢⲞϤ ⲀϤⲈⲢϨⲎⲦⲤ ⲚⲈⲢⲔⲀⲦⲎⲄⲞⲢⲒⲚ ⲚϪⲈⲦⲈⲢⲦⲨⲖⲖⲞⲤ ⲈϤϪⲰ ⲘⲘⲞⲤ ⲤϢⲞⲠ ⲚϪⲈⲞⲨϨⲒⲢⲎⲚⲎ ⲈⲤⲞϢ ⲈⲂⲞⲖ ϨⲒⲦⲞⲦⲔ ⲚⲈⲘ ϨⲀⲚⲦⲀϨⲞ ⲈⲢⲀⲦⲞⲨ ⲈⲨϢⲞⲠ ⲘⲠⲀⲒⲈⲐⲚⲞⲤ ⲈⲂⲞⲖ ϨⲒⲦⲈⲚ ⲠⲈⲔϤⲒⲢⲰⲞⲨϢ And 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,
3 ⲤⲀⲤⲀ ⲚⲒⲂⲈⲚ ⲚⲈⲘ ϦⲈⲚⲘⲀⲒ ⲚⲒⲂⲈⲚ ⲦⲈⲚϢⲰⲠ ⲘⲘⲞⲔ ⲔⲢⲀⲦⲒⲤⲐⲈ ⲪⲨⲖⲒⲜ ϦⲈⲚϢⲈⲠϨⲘⲞⲦ ⲚⲒⲂⲈⲚ. We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.
4 ϨⲒⲚⲀ ⲆⲈ ⲚⲦⲀϢⲦⲈⲘⲦⲀϨⲚⲞ ⲘⲘⲞⲔ ⲚϨⲞⲨⲞ ϮⲦⲰⲂϨ ⲘⲘⲞⲔ ⲈⲐⲢⲈⲔⲤⲰⲦⲈⲘ ⲈⲢⲞⲒ ϦⲈⲚⲞⲨϢⲰⲦ ⲈⲂⲞⲖ ⲚϨⲢⲎⲒ ϦⲈⲚⲦⲈⲔⲘⲈⲦⲈⲠⲒⲔⲎ Ⲥ. Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
5 ⲀⲚϪⲒⲘⲒ ⲄⲀⲢ ⲘⲠⲀⲒⲢⲰⲘⲒ ⲚⲖⲞⲒⲘⲞⲤ ⲈϤⲔⲒⲘ ⲚϨⲀⲚϢⲐⲞⲢⲦⲈⲢ ⲚⲚⲒⲒⲞⲨⲆⲀⲒ ⲦⲎⲢⲞⲨ ⲈⲦϢⲞⲠ ϦⲈⲚϮⲞⲒⲔⲞⲨⲘⲈⲚⲎ ⲈϤⲞⲒ ⲚϨⲞⲨⲒⲦ ⲈⲦϨⲈⲢⲈⲤⲒⲤ ⲚⲦⲈⲠⲒⲚⲀⲌⲰⲢⲈⲞⲤ. For 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:
6 ⲪⲀⲒ ⲈⲦⲀϤϬⲰⲚⲦ ⲈⲤⲰϤ ⲘⲠⲒⲔⲈⲈⲢⲪⲈⲒ ⲞⲨⲞϨ ⲀⲚⲀⲘⲞⲚⲒ ⲘⲘⲞϤ. Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.
8 ⲪⲀⲒ ⲈⲦⲈ ⲞⲨⲞⲚ ϢϪⲞⲘ ⲘⲘⲞⲔ ⲈⲈⲘⲒ ⲈⲂⲞⲖ ϨⲒⲦⲞⲦϤ ⲚⲐⲞⲔ ⲀⲔϢⲀⲚϦⲈⲦϦⲰⲦϤ ⲈⲐⲂⲈ ⲚⲀⲒ ⲦⲎⲢⲞⲨ ⲈⲦⲈⲚⲈⲢⲔⲀⲦⲎⲄⲞⲢⲒⲚ ⲈⲢⲞϤ ⲚϦⲎⲦⲞⲨ. Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.
9 ⲀⲨⲞⲨⲀϨⲦⲞⲦⲞⲨ ⲚϪⲈⲚⲒⲒⲞⲨⲆⲀⲒ ϪⲈ ⲚⲀⲒ ϢⲞⲠ ⲘⲠⲀⲒⲢⲎϮ. And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
10 ⲀϤⲈⲢⲞⲨⲰ ⲚϪⲈⲠⲀⲨⲖⲞⲤ ⲈⲦⲀϤϬⲰⲢⲈⲘ ⲈⲢⲞϤ ⲚϪⲈⲠⲒϨⲎⲄⲈⲘⲰⲚ ⲈⲐⲢⲈϤⲤⲀϪⲒ ⲈⲒⲤⲰⲞⲨⲚ ⲘⲘⲞⲔ ⲒⲤ ⲞⲨⲘⲎϢ ⲚⲢⲞⲘⲠⲒ ⲈⲔⲞⲒ ⲚⲢⲈϤϮϨⲀⲠ ⲈⲠⲀⲒϢⲖⲰⲖ ϮⲚⲀⲈⲢⲞⲨⲰ ϦⲈⲚⲞⲨⲞⲨⲚⲞϤ ⲚϨⲎⲦ ⲈϨⲢⲎⲒ ⲈϪⲰⲒ. 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:
11 ⲈⲞⲨⲞⲚ ϢϪⲞⲘ ⲘⲘⲞⲔ ⲈⲈⲘⲒ ϪⲈ ⲘⲠⲀⲚⲦⲈ ϨⲞⲨⲞ ⲒⲂ ⲚⲈϨⲞⲞⲨ ϢⲰⲠⲒ ⲒⲤϪⲈⲚ ⲈⲦⲀⲒϢⲈ ⲈϨⲢⲎⲒ ⲈⲒⲈⲢⲞⲤⲀⲖⲎⲘ ⲈⲞⲨⲰϢⲦ. Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.
12 ⲞⲨⲆⲈ ⲘⲠⲞⲨϪⲈⲘⲦ ϦⲈⲚⲠⲒⲈⲢⲪⲈⲒ ⲈⲒⲤⲀϪⲒ ⲚⲈⲘ ⲞⲨⲀⲒ ⲞⲨⲆⲈ ⲈⲒϢⲐⲞⲢⲦⲈⲢ ⲚⲞⲨⲘⲎ ϢⲞⲨⲆⲈ ϦⲈⲚⲚⲒⲤⲨⲚⲀⲄⲰⲄⲎ ⲞⲨⲆⲈ ⲔⲀⲦⲀ ⲠⲞⲖⲒⲤ. And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:
13 ⲞⲨⲆⲈ ⲘⲘⲞⲚ ϢϪⲞⲘ ⲘⲘⲰⲞⲨ ⲈⲦⲀϨⲈ ⲚⲀⲒ ⲈⲢⲀⲦⲞⲨ ⲚⲀⲒ ⲈⲦⲞⲨⲈⲢⲔⲀⲦⲎⲄⲞⲢⲒⲚ ⲘⲘⲰⲞⲨ ϦⲀⲢⲞⲒ ϮⲚⲞⲨ. Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
14 ϮⲞⲨⲰⲚϨ ⲆⲈ ⲘⲪⲀⲒ ⲚⲀⲔ ⲈⲂⲞⲖ ϪⲈ ⲔⲀⲦⲀ ⲠⲀⲒⲘⲰⲒⲦ ⲈⲦⲈ ⲚⲀⲒ ϪⲰ ⲘⲘⲞϤ ϪⲈ ϨⲈⲢⲈⲤⲒⲤ ⲀⲒϢⲈⲘϢⲒ ⲘⲠⲀⲒⲢⲎϮ ⲘⲪⲚⲞⲨϮ ⲚⲦⲈⲚⲀⲒⲞϮ ⲈⲒⲚⲀϨϮ ⲈⲚⲎ ⲦⲎⲢⲞⲨ ⲈⲦⲤϦⲎⲞⲨⲦ ϦⲈⲚⲠⲒⲚⲞⲘⲞⲤ ⲚⲈⲘ ⲚⲒⲠⲢⲞⲪⲎⲦⲎⲤ. But 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:
15 ⲈⲞⲨⲞⲚ ⲚⲦⲎⲒ ⲘⲘⲀⲨ ⲚⲞⲨϨⲈⲖⲠⲒⲤ ⲈⲪⲚⲞⲨϮ ⲐⲎ ⲈⲦⲈ ⲚⲀⲒ ϨⲰⲞⲨ ⲤⲞⲘⲤ ⲈⲂⲞⲖ ϦⲀϪⲰⲤ ϮⲀⲚⲀⲤⲦⲀⲤⲒⲤ ⲈⲐⲚⲀϢⲰⲠⲒ ⲚⲚⲒⲐⲘⲎⲒ ⲚⲈⲘ ⲚⲒⲢⲈϤϬⲒⲚϪⲞⲚⲤ. And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
16 ⲚϨⲢⲎⲒ ϦⲈⲚⲪⲀⲒ ϮⲚⲀⲈⲢⲀⲤⲔⲒⲚ ϨⲰ ⲈⲐⲢⲈⲤϢⲰⲠⲒ ⲚⲎⲒ ⲚϪⲈⲞⲨⲤⲨⲚⲎⲆⲈⲤⲒⲤ ⲚⲀⲦϬⲢⲞⲠ ⲚⲀϨⲢⲈⲚ ⲪⲚⲞⲨϮ ⲚⲈⲘ ⲚⲀϨⲢⲈⲚ ⲚⲒⲢⲰⲘⲒ ⲚⲤⲎⲞⲨ ⲚⲒⲂⲈⲚ. And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
17 ⲈⲂⲞⲖ ⲆⲈ ϨⲒⲦⲈⲚ ⲞⲨⲘⲎϢ ⲚⲢⲞⲘⲠⲒ ⲀⲒⲒ ⲈⲒⲢⲒ ⲚϨⲀⲚⲘⲈⲐⲚⲀⲎⲦ ⲘⲠⲀⲈⲐⲚⲞⲤ ⲚⲈⲘ ϨⲀⲚⲠⲢⲞⲤⲪⲰⲢⲀ. Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
18 ⲚⲀⲒ ⲈⲦⲀⲨϪⲈⲘⲦ ⲈⲒⲦⲞⲨⲂⲎⲞⲨⲦ ⲚϦⲎⲦⲞⲨ ϦⲈⲚⲠⲒⲈⲢⲪⲈⲒ ⲚⲈⲘ ⲞⲨⲘⲎϢ ⲀⲚ ⲞⲨⲆⲈ ⲚⲈⲘ ⲞⲨϢⲐⲞⲢⲦⲈⲢ ⲀⲚ. Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.
19 ϨⲀⲚⲒⲞⲨⲆⲀⲒ ⲆⲈ ⲈⲂⲞⲖ ϦⲈⲚϮⲀⲤⲒⲀ ⲚⲀⲒ ⲈⲦⲈⲚⲀⲤⲤϢⲈ ⲚⲤⲈⲒ ⲚⲀϨⲢⲀⲔ ⲞⲨⲞϨ ⲚⲤⲈⲈⲢⲔⲀⲦⲎ ⲄⲞⲢⲒⲚ ⲒⲤϪⲈ ⲞⲨⲞⲚ ⲚⲦⲰⲞⲨ ⲚⲞⲨϨⲰⲂ ⲚⲈⲘⲎⲒ. Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.
20 ⲘⲘⲞⲚ ⲚⲀⲒ ⲚⲐⲰⲞⲨ ⲘⲀⲢⲞⲨϪⲞⲤ ϪⲈ ⲞⲨ ⲚϬⲒⲚϪⲞⲚⲤ ⲀⲨϪⲈⲘϤ ⲚϦⲎⲦ ⲈⲒⲞϨⲒ ⲈⲢⲀⲦ ϦⲈⲚⲠⲒⲘⲀ ⲚϮϨⲀⲠ. Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,
21 ⲒⲈ ⲈⲐⲂⲈ ⲦⲀⲒⲤⲘⲎ ⲚⲞⲨⲰⲦ ⲐⲀⲒ ⲈⲦⲀⲒⲞϢⲤ ⲈⲂⲞⲖ ⲚϦⲎⲦⲞⲨ ⲈⲒⲞϨⲒ ⲈⲢⲀⲦ ϪⲈ ⲈⲐⲂⲈ ⲦⲀⲚⲀⲤⲦⲀⲤⲒⲤ ⲚⲦⲈⲚⲒⲢⲈϤⲘⲰⲞⲨⲦ ⲀⲚⲞⲔ ⲤⲈϮϨⲀⲠ ⲈⲢⲞⲒ ⲘⲪⲞⲞⲨ ϨⲒ ⲐⲎⲚⲞⲨ. Except 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.
22 ⲀϤϨⲒⲦⲞⲨ ⲆⲈ ⲈⲪⲀϨⲞⲨ ⲚϪⲈⲪⲨⲖⲒⲜ ⲈϤⲈⲘⲒ ϦⲈⲚⲞⲨⲦⲀϪⲢⲞ ⲈⲐⲂⲈ ⲚⲀ ⲠⲒⲘⲰⲒⲦ ⲈⲀϤϪⲞⲤ ϪⲈ ⲈϢⲰⲠ ⲀϤϢⲀⲚⲒ ⲈϨⲢⲎⲒ ⲚϪⲈⲖⲨⲤⲒⲀⲤ ⲠⲒⲬⲒⲖⲒⲀⲢⲬⲞⲤ ⲈⲒⲈⲈⲘⲒ ⲈⲐⲂⲈ ⲐⲎⲚⲞⲨ. And 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.
23 ⲈⲀϤⲞⲨⲀϨⲤⲀϨⲚⲒ ⲘⲠⲒⲈⲔⲀⲦⲞⲚⲦⲀⲢⲬⲞⲤ ⲈⲦⲀⲢⲈϨ ⲈⲢⲞϤ ⲈϮⲘⲦⲞⲚ ⲆⲈ ⲚⲀϤ ⲞⲨⲞϨ ⲈϢⲦⲈⲘϢⲈϢⲦ ϨⲖⲒ ⲚⲚⲎ ⲈⲦⲈⲚⲞⲨϤ ⲈϢⲈⲘϢⲎ ⲦϤ. And 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.
24 ⲘⲈⲚⲈⲚⲤⲀ ϨⲀⲚⲈϨⲞⲞⲨ ⲆⲈ ⲀϤⲒ ⲚϪⲈⲪⲨⲖⲒⲜ ⲚⲈⲘ ⲆⲢⲞⲨⲤⲒⲖⲖⲀ ⲦⲈϤⲤϨⲒⲘⲒ ⲈⲞⲨⲒⲞⲨⲆⲀⲒ ⲦⲈ ⲀϤⲞⲨⲰⲢⲠ ⲚⲤⲀⲠⲀⲨⲖⲞⲤ ⲞⲨⲞϨ ⲀϤⲤⲰⲦⲈⲘ ⲈⲢⲞϤ ⲈⲐⲂⲈ ⲠⲒⲚⲀϨϮ ⲈⲠⲬⲢⲒⲤⲦⲞⲤ ⲒⲎⲤⲞⲨⲤ. And 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.
25 ⲈϤⲤⲀϪⲒ ⲚⲈⲘⲀϤ ⲈⲐⲂⲈ ϮⲘⲈⲐⲘⲎⲒ ⲚⲈⲘ ϮⲈⲄⲔⲢⲀⲦⲒⲀ ⲚⲈⲘ ⲠⲒϨⲀⲠ ⲈⲐⲚⲀϢⲰⲠⲒ ⲈⲦⲀϤϢⲰⲠⲒ ⲆⲈ ϦⲈⲚⲞⲨϨⲞϮ ⲚϪⲈⲪⲨⲖⲒⲜ ⲀϤⲈⲢⲞⲨⲰ ϪⲈ ⲘⲞϢⲒ ϮⲚⲞⲨ ⲀⲒϢⲀⲚϬⲒ ⲆⲈ ⲚⲞⲨⲤⲎⲞⲨ ϮⲚⲀⲞⲨⲰⲢⲠ ⲚⲤⲰⲔ. And 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.
26 ⲀⲘⲀ ⲆⲈ ⲚⲀϤⲈⲢϨⲈⲖⲠⲒⲤ ϪⲈ ⲠⲀⲨⲖⲞⲤ ⲚⲀϮ ⲚϨⲀⲚⲬⲢⲎⲘⲀ ⲚⲀϤ ⲞⲨⲞϨ ⲠⲀⲒⲢⲎϮ ⲚⲦⲈϤⲬⲀϤ ⲈⲂⲞⲖ ⲈⲐⲂⲈⲪⲀⲒ ⲚⲀϤⲞⲨⲰⲢⲠ ⲚⲤⲰϤ ⲚⲞⲨⲘⲎϢ ⲚⲤⲞⲠ ⲈϤⲤⲀϪⲒ ⲚⲈⲘⲀϤ. He 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.
27 ⲈⲦⲀⲨϪⲰⲔ ⲆⲈ ⲈⲂⲞⲖ ⲚϪⲈⲢⲞⲘⲠⲒ ⲤⲚⲞⲨϮ ⲀϤϬⲒ ⲚⲞⲨⲆⲒⲀⲦⲞⲬⲞⲤ ⲚϪⲈⲪⲨⲖⲒⲜ ⲠⲞⲢⲔⲒⲞⲤ ⲪⲎⲤⲦⲞⲤ ⲈϤⲞⲨⲰϢ ⲆⲈ ⲈϮ ⲚⲞⲨϨⲘⲞⲦ ⲚⲚⲒⲒⲞⲨⲆⲀⲒ ⲚϪⲈⲪⲨⲖⲒⲜ ⲀϤⲤⲰϪⲠ ⲘⲠⲀⲨⲖⲞⲤ ⲈϤⲤⲞⲚϨ. But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,