Acts 24:25
Good News Translation
But as Paul went on discussing about goodness, self-control, and the coming Day of Judgment, Felix was afraid and said, "You may leave now. I will call you again when I get the chance."

New Revised Standard Version
And as he discussed justice, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, “Go away for the present; when I have an opportunity, I will send for you.”

Contemporary English Version
But Felix was frightened when Paul started talking to them about doing right, about self-control, and about the coming judgment. So he said to Paul, "That's enough for now. You may go. But when I have time I will send for you."

New American Bible
But as he spoke about righteousness and self-restraint and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, “You may go for now; when I find an opportunity I shall summon you again.”

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as he treated of justice and chastity and of the judgment to come, Felix, being terrified, answered: For this time, go thy way: but when I have a convenient time, I will send for thee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And as he treated of justice and chastity and of the judgment to come, Felix, being terrified, answered: For this time, go thy way: but when I have a convenient time, I will send for thee.


Acts 17:2 And Paul, according to his custom, went in unto them. And for three sabbath days he reasoned with them out of the scriptures:

1 Samuel 12:7 Now, therefore, stand up, that I may plead in judgment against you before the Lord, concerning all the kindness of the Lord, which he hath shewn to you, and to your fathers:

Isaiah 1:18 And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool.

Isaiah 41:21 Bring your cause near, saith the Lord: bring hither, if you have any thing to allege, saith the King of Jacob.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service.

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being ready always to satisfy every one that asketh you a reason of that hope which is in you.


Acts 24:15,26 Having hope in God, which these also themselves look for, that there shall be a resurrection of the just and unjust. . . .

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said to me, the strong one of Israel spoke, the ruler of men, the just ruler in the fear of God.

Job 29:14 I was clad with justice: and I clothed myself with my judgment, as with a robe and a diadem.

Psalm 11:7 He shall rain snares upon sinners: fire and brimstone, and storms of winds, shall be the portion of their cup. [8] For the Lord is just, and hath loved justice: his countenance hath beheld righteousness.

Psalm 45:7 Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Psalm 58:1,2 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title. [2] If in very deed ye speak justice: judge right things, ye sons of men. . . .

Psalm 72:2 Give to the king thy judgment, O God, and to the king's son thy justice: To judge thy people with justice, and thy poor with judgment.

Psalm 82:1-4 A psalm for Asaph. God hath stood in the congregation of gods: and being in the midst of them he judgeth gods. . . .

Proverbs 16:12 They that act wickedly are abominable to the king: for the throne is established by justice.

Ecclesiastes 3:16 I saw under the sun in the place of judgment wickedness, and in the place of justice iniquity.

Isaiah 1:21 How is the faithful city, that was full of judgment, become a harlot? justice dwelt in it, but now murderers.

Isaiah 16:5 And a throne shall be prepared in mercy, and one shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging and seeking judgment and quickly rendering that which is just.

Isaiah 61:8 For I am the Lord that love judgment, and hate robbery in a holocaust: and I will make their work in truth, and I will make a perpetual covenant with them.

Jeremiah 22:3,15-17 Thus saith the Lord: Execute judgment and justice, and deliver him that is oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor: and afflict not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, nor oppress them unjustly: and shed not innocent blood in this place. . . .

Ezekiel 45:9 Thus saith the Lord God: Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: cease from iniquity and robberies, and execute judgment and justice, separate your confines from my people, saith the Lord God.

Daniel 4:27 And the king answered, and said: Is not this the great Babylon, which I have built, to be the seat of the kingdom, by the strength of my power, and in the glory of my excellence?

Hosea 10:4,12 You speak words of an unprofitable vision, and you shall make a covenant: and judgment shall spring up as bitterness in the furrows of the field. . . .

Amos 5:24 But judgment shall be revealed as water, and justice as a mighty torrent.

Amos 6:12 For behold the Lord hath commanded, and he will strike the greater house with breaches, and the lesser house with clefts.

John 16:8 And when he is come, he will convince the world of sin and of justice and of judgment.

1 John 3:7,10 Little children, let no man deceive you. He that doth justice is just, even as he is just. . . .


Proverbs 31:3-5 Give not thy substance to women, and thy riches to destroy kings. . . .

Ecclesiastes 10:16,17 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and when the princes eat in the morning. . . .

Isaiah 28:6,7 And a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and strength to them that return out of the battle to the gate. . . .

Daniel 5:1-4,30 Baltasar, the king, made a great feast for a thousand of his nobles: and every one drank according to his age. . . .

Hosea 7:5 The day of our king, the princes began to be mad with wine: he stretched out his hand with scorners.

Mark 6:18-24 For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. . . .

Galatians 5:23 Mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law.

Titus 2:11,12 For the grace of God our Saviour hath appeared to all men: . . .

1 Peter 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that you run not with them into the same confusion of riotousness: speaking evil of you.

2 Peter 1:6 And in knowledge, abstinence: and in abstinence, patience: and in patience, godliness:


Acts 10:42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that it is he who was appointed by God to be judge of the living and of the dead.

Acts 17:13 And when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was also preached by Paul at Berea, they came thither also, stirring up and troubling the multitude.

Psalm 50:3,4 God shall come manifestly: our God shall come, and shall not keep silence. A fire shall burn before him: and a mighty tempest shall be round about him. . . .

Ecclesiastes 3:17 And I said in my heart: God shall judge both the just and the wicked, and then shall be the time of every thing.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If thou shalt see the oppressions of the poor, and violent judgments, and justice perverted in the province, wonder not at this matter: for he that is high hath another higher, and there are others still higher than these:

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice therefore, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart be in that which is good in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thy eyes: and know that for all these God will bring thee into judgment.

Ecclesiastes 12:14 And all things that are done, God will bring into judgment for every error, whether it be good or evil.

Daniel 12:2 And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake: some unto life everlasting, and others unto reproach, to see it always.

Matthew 25:31-46 And when the Son of man shall come in his majesty, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty. . . .

Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.

Romans 14:12 Therefore every one of us shall render account to God for himself.

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore, judge not before the time: until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts. And then shall every man have praise from God.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the proper things of the body, according as he hath done, whether it be good or evil.

2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 And to you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with the angels of his power: . . .

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming and his kingdom:

Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms and imposition of hands, and of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment:

1 Peter 4:5 Who shall render account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

Revelation 20:11-15 And I saw a great white throne and one sitting upon it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away: and there was no place found for them . . .


Acts 2:37 Now when they had heard these things, they had compunction in their heart and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles: What shall we do, men and brethren?

Acts 9:6 And he, trembling and astonished, said: Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?

Acts 16:29 Then calling for a light, he went in: and trembling, fell down at the feet of Paul and Silas.

1 Kings 21:27 And when Achab had heard these words, he rent his garments, and put haircloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and slept in sackcloth, and walked with his head cast down.

2 Kings 22:19 And thy heart hath been moved to fear, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, hearing the words against this place, and the inhabitants thereof, to wit, that they should become a wonder and a curse: and thou hast rent thy garments, and wept before me; I also have heard thee; saith the Lord.

Ezra 10:3,9 Let us make a covenant with the Lord our God, to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the will of the Lord, and of them that fear the commandment of the Lord our God: let it be done according to the law. . . .

Psalm 99:1 A psalm for David himself. The Lord hath reigned, let the people be angry: he that sitteth on the cherubims: let the earth be moved.

Psalm 119:120 Pierce thou my flesh with thy fear: for I am afraid of thy judgments.

Isaiah 32:11 Be astonished, ye rich women, be troubled, ye confident ones: strip you, and be confounded, gird your loins.

Isaiah 66:2 My hand made all these things, and all these things were made, saith the Lord. But to whom shall I have respect, but to him that is poor and little, and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my words?

Jeremiah 23:29 Are not my words as a fire, saith the Lord: and as a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Habakkuk 3:16 I have heard and my bowels were troubled: my lips trembled at the voice. Let rottenness enter into my bones, and swarm under me. That I may rest in the day of tribulation: that I may go up to our people that are girded.

Romans 3:19,20 Now we know that what things soever the law speaketh, it speaketh to them that are in the law: that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may be made subject to God. . . .

1 Corinthians 14:24,25 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not or an unlearned person, he is convinced of all: he is judged of all. . . .

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise, by the faith of Jesus Christ, might be given to them that believe.

Hebrews 4:1,12 Let us fear therefore lest, the promise being left of entering into his rest, any of you should be thought to be wanting. . . .

Hebrews 12:21 And so terrible was that which was seen, Moses said: I am frighted, and tremble.

James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God. Thou dost well: the devils also believe and tremble.


Acts 16:30-34 And bringing them out, he said: Masters, what must I do, that I may be saved? . . .

Acts 26:28 And Agrippa said to Paul: In a little thou persuadest me to become a Christian.

1 Kings 22:26,27 And the king of Israel said: Take Micheas and let him abide with Amon, the governor of the city, and with Joas, the son of Amalech; . . .

Proverbs 1:24-32 You have despised all my counsel, and have neglected my reprehensions. . . .

Jeremiah 37:17-21 And Jeremiah said to king Sedecias: In what have I offended against thee, or thy servants, or thy people, that thou hast cast me into prison? . . .

Jeremiah 38:14-28 And king Sedecias sent, and took Jeremiah the prophet to him to the third gate, that was in the house of the Lord: and the king said to Jeremiah: I will ask thee a thing, hide nothing from me. . . .

Matthew 14:5-10 And having a mind to put him to death, he feared the people: because they esteemed him as a prophet. . . .

Matthew 22:5 But they neglected and went their ways, one to his farm and another to his merchandise.

Matthew 25:1-10 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride. . . .


Acts 17:32 And when they had heard of the resurrection of the dead, some indeed mocked. But others said: We will hear thee again concerning this matter.

Proverbs 6:4,5 Deliver thyself as a doe from the hand, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler. . . .

Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near.

Haggai 1:2 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: This people saith: The time is not yet come for building the house of the Lord.

Luke 13:24,25 Strive to enter by the narrow gate: for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter and shall not be able. . . .

Luke 17:26-29 And as it came to pass in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. . . .

2 Corinthians 6:2 For he saith: In an accepted time have I heard thee and in the day of salvation have I helped thee. Behold, now is the acceptable time: behold, now is the day of salvation.

Hebrews 3:7,8,13 Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith: To-day if you shall hear his voice, . . .

Hebrews 4:11 Let us hasten therefore to enter into that rest: lest any man fall into the same example of unbelief.

James 4:13,14 But who art thou that judgest thy neighbour? Behold, now you that say: To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and there we will spend a year and will traffic and make our gain. . . .

The Verdict Postponed
24And after some days, Felix, coming with Drusilla his wife, who was a Jew, sent for Paul and heard of him the faith that is in Christ Jesus. 25And as he treated of justice and chastity and of the judgment to come, Felix, being terrified, answered: For this time, go thy way: but when I have a convenient time, I will send for thee. 26Hoping also withal that money should be given him by Paul: for which cause also oftentimes sending for him, he spoke with him.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 36:16
And when they had heard all the words, they looked upon one another with astonishment, and they said to Baruch: We must tell the king all these words.

Acts 10:42
And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that it is he who was appointed by God to be judge of the living and of the dead.

Galatians 5:23
Mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law.

Titus 1:8
But given to hospitality, gentle, sober, just, holy, continent:

Titus 2:12
Instructing us, that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we should live soberly and justly and godly in this world,

2 Peter 1:6
And in knowledge, abstinence: and in abstinence, patience: and in patience, godliness:

Acts 24:24
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