New Living Translation
But Paul replied, "I am not insane, Most Excellent Festus. What I am saying is the sober truth.
King James Bible
But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
Darby Bible Translation
But Paul said, I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but utter words of truth and soberness;
World English Bible
But he said, "I am not crazy, most excellent Festus, but boldly declare words of truth and reasonableness.
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'I am not mad, most noble Festus, but of truth and soberness the sayings I speak forth;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
26:25 I am not mad, most excellent Festus - The style properly belonging to a Roman propretor. How inexpressibly beautiful is this reply! How strong! yet how decent and respectful! Mad men seldom call men by their names, and titles of honour. Thus also St. Paul refutes the charge. But utter the words of truth (confirmed in the next verse ) and sobriety - The very reverse of madness. And both these remain, even when the men of God act with the utmost vehemence.
Library'Before Governors and Kings'
'Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: 20. But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judsea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. 21. For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. 22. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Eighteenth Day. Holiness and Faith.
The Nature of Enthusiasm
The Almost Christian
"The LORD has appointed you to replace Jehoiada as the priest in charge of the house of the LORD. You are responsible to put into stocks and neck irons any crazy man who claims to be a prophet.
Having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I also have decided to write a careful account for you, most honorable Theophilus,
"From Claudius Lysias, to his Excellency, Governor Felix: Greetings!
For all of this, Your Excellency, we are very grateful to you.
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