24 While he was making this defence, Festus exclaimed, You are out of your mind, Paul! Too much learning is driving you insane! 25But Paul said, I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking the sober truth. 26Indeed the king knows about these things, and to him I speak freely; for I am certain that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this was not done in a corner. 27King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe. 28Agrippa said to Paul, Are you so quickly persuading me to become a Christian?29Paul replied, Whether quickly or not, I pray to God that not only you but also all who are listening to me today might become such as I amexcept for these chains.
30 Then the king got up, and with him the governor and Bernice and those who had been seated with them; 31and as they were leaving, they said to one another, This man is doing nothing to deserve death or imprisonment. 32Agrippa said to Festus, This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to the emperor.