Acts 26:25

“But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 26:25

But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speake foorth the words of trueth and sobernesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Paul *said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Paul saith, I am not mad, most excellent Festus; but speak forth words of truth and soberness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Paul said, I am not off my head, most noble Festus, but my words are true and wise.
- Basic English Bible

But Paul said, I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but utter words of truth and soberness;
- Darby Bible

But he said, I am not insane, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
- Webster's Bible

I am not mad, most noble Festus, replied Paul; "I am speaking words of sober truth.
- Weymouth Bible

But he said, "I am not crazy, most excellent Festus, but boldly declare words of truth and reasonableness.
- World English Bible

And Poul seide, Y madde not, thou beste Festus, but Y speke out the wordis of treuthe and of sobernesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he saith, `I am not mad, most noble Festus, but of truth and soberness the sayings I speak forth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 26:25

Wesley's Notes for Acts 26:25


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.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 26:25


Ac 26:25 I am not mad, most noble Festus. The courteous answer shows the mistake of Festus, a mistake due to his ignorance of the subject.

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