New International Version
But in order not to weary you further, I would request that you be kind enough to hear us briefly.
King James Bible
Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
Darby Bible Translation
But that I may not too much intrude on thy time, I beseech thee to hear us briefly in thy kindness.
World English Bible
But, that I don't delay you, I entreat you to bear with us and hear a few words.
Young's Literal Translation
and that I may not be further tedious to thee, I pray thee to hear us concisely in thy gentleness;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That I be not farther tedious unto thee - That I may neither trespass on thy time, by dwelling longer on this subject, nor on thy modesty, by thus enumerating thy beneficent deeds.
Hear us of thy clemency - Give us this farther proof of thy kindness, by hearkening to our present complaint. The whole of this exordium was artful enough, though it was lame. The orator had certainly a very bad cause, of which he endeavored to make the best. Felix was a bad man and bad governor; and yet he must praise him, to conciliate his esteem. Paul was a very good man, and nothing amiss could be proved against him; and yet he must endeavor to blacken him as much as possible, in order to please his unprincipled and wicked employers. His oration has been blamed as weak, lame, and imperfect; and yet, perhaps, few, with so bad a cause, could have made better of it.
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ACTS xxiv. 25. 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. This is a well-known text, on which many a sermon has been preached, and with good reason, for it is an important text. It tells us of a man who, like too many men in all times, trembled when he heard the truth about his wicked life, but did not therefore repent and mend; and a very serious lesson we may …
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Everywhere and in every way, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with profound gratitude.
"We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect
that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
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