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Acts 26:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But Paul saith, I am not mad, most excellent Festus; but speak forth words of truth and soberness.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But Paul *said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But he said, I am not insane, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But Paul said, I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but utter words of truth and soberness;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But Paul—I am not raving (saith he), most noble Festus,—but, the declarations of truth and soberness, am I sounding forth:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and he saith, 'I am not mad, most noble Festus, but of truth and soberness the sayings I speak forth;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Paul said: I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but I speak words of truth and soberness.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speake foorth the words of trueth and sobernesse.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Paulos said to him, I am not mad, victorious Festos, but words of truth and righteousness I speak.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Paul replied to him: I am not deranged, excellent Festus; but speak words of truth and rectitude.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
he x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
said, 5346
{5346} Prime
φημί
phemi
{fay-mee'}
Properly the same as the base of G5457 and G5316; to show or make known one's thoughts, that is, speak or say.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
I am y3105
[3105] Standard
μαίνομαι
mainomai
{mah'-ee-nom-ahee}
Middle voice from a primary word μάω [[mao]] (to long for; through the idea of insensate craving); to rave as a 'maniac'.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not y3756
[3756] Standard
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
mad, 3105
{3105} Prime
μαίνομαι
mainomai
{mah'-ee-nom-ahee}
Middle voice from a primary word μάω [[mao]] (to long for; through the idea of insensate craving); to rave as a 'maniac'.
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
x3756
(3756) Complement
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
most noble 2903
{2903} Prime
κράτιστος
kratistos
{krat'-is-tos}
Superlative of a derivative of G2904; strongest, that is, (in dignity) very honorable.
Festus; 5347
{5347} Prime
Φῆστος
Phestos
{face'-tos}
Of Latin derivation; festal; Phestus (that is, Festus), a Roman.
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
speak forth 669
{0669} Prime
ἀποφθέγγομαι
apophtheggomai
{ap-of-theng'-om-ahee}
From G0575 and G5350; to enunciate plainly, that is, declare.
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
the words 4487
{4487} Prime
ῥῆμα
rhema
{hray'-mah}
From G4483; an utterance (individually, collectively or specifically); by implication a matter or topic (especially of narration, command or dispute); with a negative naught whatever.
of truth 225
{0225} Prime
ἀλήθεια
aletheia
{al-ay'-thi-a}
From G0227; truth.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
soberness. 4997
{4997} Prime
σωφροσύνη
sophrosune
{so-fros-oo'-nay}
From G4998; soundness of mind, that is, (literally) sanity or (figuratively) self control.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 26:25-26

_ _ I am not mad, most noble Festus, but, etc. — Can anything surpass this reply, for readiness, self-possession, calm dignity? Every word of it refuted the rude charge, though Festus, probably, did not intend to hurt the prisoner’s feelings.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 26:24-32.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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I am not:

John 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
1 Peter 2:21-23 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: ... Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously:
1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

most:

Acts 23:26 Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent governor Felix [sendeth] greeting.
*Gr:
Acts 24:3 We accept [it] always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.
Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
*Gr.

words:

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Titus 2:7-8 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine [shewing] uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, ... Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
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