Acts 26:25

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But Paul replied, “I have not lost my mind, most excellent Festus, but am speaking true and rational words.

NIV ©

"I am not insane, most excellent Festus," Paul replied. "What I am saying is true and reasonable.

NASB ©

But Paul *said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth.

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But Paul replied, "I am not insane, Most Excellent Festus. I am speaking the sober truth.

MSG ©

But Paul stood his ground. "With all respect, Festus, Your Honor, I'm not crazy. I'm both accurate and sane in what I'm saying.

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Then Paul said, I am not off my head, most noble Festus, but my words are true and wise.

NRSV ©

But Paul said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking the sober truth.

NKJV ©

But he said, "I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speak the words of truth and reason.

KJV
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NET © Notes

tn Grk “said.”

sn See the note on Porcius Festus in 24:27.

tn Or “declaring.” BDAG 125 s.v. ἀποφθέγγομαι states, “speak out, declare boldly or loudly…τὶ: σωφροσύνης ῥήματα Ac 26:25.”

tn BDAG 987 s.v. σωφροσύνη 1 has “gener. soundness of mind, reasonableness, rationalityἀληθείας καὶ σωφροσύνης ῥήματα true and rational words (opp. μαίνομαι) Ac 26:25.”