"I am not insane, most excellent Festus," Paul replied. "What I am saying is true and reasonable.
But Paul *said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth.
But Paul replied, "I am not insane, Most Excellent Festus. I am speaking the sober truth.
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.
Then Paul said, I am not off my head, most noble Festus, but my words are true and wise.
But Paul said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking the sober truth.
But he said, "I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speak the words of truth and reason.
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1 tn Grk “said.”
2 sn See the note on Porcius Festus in 24:27.
3 tn Or “declaring.” BDAG 125 s.v. ἀποφθέγγομαι states, “speak out, declare boldly or loudly…τὶ: σωφροσύνης ῥήματα Ac 26:25.”
4 tn BDAG 987 s.v. σωφροσύνη 1 has “gener. soundness of mind, reasonableness, rationality…ἀληθείας καὶ σωφροσύνης ῥήματα true and rational words (opp. μαίνομαι) Ac 26:25.”