Prove (parastēsai). First aorist active infinitive of paristēmi, to place beside. They have made “charges,” mere assertions. They have not backed up these charges with proof, “nor can they,” says Paul.
Now (nuni). As if they had changed their charges from the cries of the mob in Jerusalem which is true. Paul has no hired lawyer to plead for him, but he has made a masterly plea for his freedom.