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16 The successors of Jehoiakim were his son
Jehoiachin and his brother Zedekiah.*
17 The sons of Jehoiachin,* who was taken
prisoner by the Babylonians, were
Shealtiel, 18 Malkiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar,
Jekamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.
19 The sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel and
The sons of Zerubbabel were Meshullam and
Hananiah. (Their sister was Shelomith.)
20 His five other sons were Hashubah, Ohel,
Berekiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab-hesed.
21 The sons of Hananiah were Pelatiah and
Jeshaiah. Jeshaiah’s son was Rephaiah.
Rephaiah’s son was Arnan. Arnan’s
son was Obadiah. Obadiah’s son was
22 The descendants of Shecaniah were
Shemaiah and his sons, Hattush, Igal,
Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat—six in all.
23 The sons of Neariah were Elioenai, Hizkiah,
and Azrikam—three in all.
24 The sons of Elioenai were Hodaviah,
Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah,
and Anani—seven in all.
4:1 The descendants of Judah were Perez,
Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal.
2 Shobal’s son Reaiah was the father of
Jahath. Jahath was the father of Ahumai
and Lahad. These were the families of the
3 The descendants of* Etam were Jezreel,
Ishma, Idbash, their sister Hazzelelponi,
4 Penuel (the father of* Gedor), and Ezer
(the father of Hushah). These were the
descendants of Hur (the firstborn of
Ephrathah), the ancestor of Bethlehem.
2:18 Or Caleb had a daughter named Jerioth from his wife,
Azubah. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain. 2:19 Hebrew
Ephrath, a variant spelling of Ephrathah; compare 2:50 and
2:23 Or captured Havvoth-jair.
2:24 Or the founder of;
also in 2:42, 45, 49. 2:42 Or who founded Hebron. The meaning
of the Hebrew is uncertain. 2:55 Or the founder of Beth-recab.
3:5a As in Syriac version (see also 14:4; 2 Sam 5:14); Hebrew
3:5b Hebrew Bathshua, a variant spelling of
Bathsheba. 3:6a As in some Hebrew and Greek manuscripts
(see also 14:57 and 2 Sam 5:15); most Hebrew manuscripts
3:6b Hebrew Eliphelet; compare parallel text
at 14:57. 3:11 Hebrew Joram, a variant spelling of Jehoram.
3:12 Hebrew Azariah, a variant spelling of Uzziah. 3:15 Hebrew
Shallum, another name for Jehoahaz. 3:16 Hebrew The
sons of Jehoiakim were his son Jeconiah [a variant spelling of
3:17 Hebrew Jeconiah, a
Jehoiachin] and his son Zedekiah.
variant spelling of Jehoiachin. 4:3 As in Greek version; Hebrew
reads father of. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain. 4:4 Or
the founder of; also in 4:5, 12, 14, 17, 18, and perhaps other
instances where the text reads the father of.
Five days later A
nanias, the high priest, ar
rived with some of the Jewish elders and the
lawyer* Tertullus, to present their case against
Paul to the governor. 2 When Paul was called
in, Tertullus presented the charges against
Paul in the following address to the governor:
“You have provided a long period of peace
for us Jews and with foresight have enacted
reforms for us. 3 For all of this, Your Excellency,
we are very grateful to you. 4 But I don’t want
to bore you, so please give me your atten
tion for only a moment. 5 We have found this
man to be a troublemaker who is constantly
stirring up riots among the Jews all over the
world. He is a ringleader of the cult known as
the Nazarenes. 6 Furthermore, he was trying to
desecrate the Temple when we arrested him.*
8 You can find out the truth of our accusations
by examining him yourself.” 9 Then the other
Jews chimed in, declaring that everything Ter
tullus said was true.
10 The governor then motioned for Paul to
speak. Paul said, “I know, sir, that you have
been a judge of Jewish affairs for many years,
so I gladly p
resent my defense before you.
11 You can quickly discover that I arrived in Je
rusalem no more than twelve days ago to wor
ship at the Temple. 12 My accusers never found
me arguing with anyone in the Temple, nor
stirring up a riot in any synagogue or on the
streets of the city. 13 These men cannot prove
the things they accuse me of doing.
14 “But I admit that I follow the Way, which
they call a cult. I worship the God of our ances
tors, and I firmly believe the Jewish law and
everything written in the prophets. 15 I have
the same hope in God that these men have,
that he will raise both the righteous and the
unrighteous. 16 Because of this, I always try to
maintain a clear conscience before God and
17 “After several years away, I returned to Je
rusalem with money to aid my people and to
offer sacrifices to God. 18 My accusers saw me
in the Temple as I was completing a purifica
tion ceremony. There was no crowd around
me and no rioting. 19 But some Jews from the
province of Asia were t here—and they ought
to be here to bring charges if they have any
thing against me! 20 Ask these men here what
crime the Jewish high council* found me
guilty of, 21 except for the one time I shouted
out, ‘I am on trial before you today because I
believe in the resurrection of the dead!’”
22 At that point Felix, who was quite familiar
with the Way, adjourned the hearing and said,
“Wait until Lysias, the garrison commander,
arrives. Then I will decide the case.” 23 He or
dered an officer* to keep Paul in custody but to
give him some freedom and allow his friends
to visit him and take care of his needs.
24 A few days later Felix came back with his
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