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Connecting Statement:

Paul responds to Governor Felix about the charges brought against him.

General Information:

Here the word "they" refers to the Jews who were accusing Paul.

the governor motioned

"the governor gestured"

a judge to this nation

Here "nation" refers to the people of the Jewish nation. AT: "a judge for the people of the Jewish nation" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metonymy)

explain myself

"explain my situation"

twelve days since

"12 days since" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-numbers)

I did not stir up a crowd

"Stir up" here is a metaphor for agitating people into unrest, just as stirring a liquid agitates it. AT: "I did not provoke the crowd" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor)

the accusations

"the blames for wrongdoings" or "the charges for crimes"


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