And now (kai nun). Sharp comparison between his youth and the present.
To be judged for the hope (ep' elpidi̇̇krinomenos). The hope of the resurrection and of the promised Messiah (Act 13:32). Page calls Act 26:6-8 a parenthesis in the course of Paul’s argument by which he shows that his life in Christ is a real development of the best in Pharisaism. He does resume his narrative in Act 26:9, but Act 26:6-8 are the core of his defence already presented in Galatians 3; Romans 9-11 where he proves that the children of faith are the real seed of Abraham.