“And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:”
King James Version (KJV)
26:6 And now - This and the two following verses are in a kind of #Acts 26:6|,7,8 parenthesis, and show that what the Pharisees rightly taught concerning the resurrection, Paul likewise asserted at this day. The ninth verse is connected with the fifth. For Pharisaism #Acts 26:9|,5 impelled him to persecute. I stand in judgment for the hope of the promise - Of the resurrection. So it was in effect. For unless Christ had risen, there could have been no resurrection of the dead. And it was chiefly for testifying the resurrection of Christ, that the Jews still persecuted him.
Ac 26:6 Judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto the fathers. It was not because of a departure from the faith of his fathers that he was accused. That glorious promise, running through all the Jewish Scriptures, was that the Messiah should come. For examples of the promise, see Ge 22:18 49:10 De 18:15-19 Isa 9:6,7. Paul not only believed in Moses and the prophets, but believed that the promise God made to them was fulfilled.