25:1 Now when Festus had come into the province, after three days he went up from Cesarea to Jerusalem. Acts
25:2 Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and prayed him, Acts
25:3 And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him. Acts
25:4 But Festus answered that Paul should be kept at Cesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly there. Acts
25:5 Therefore, he said, let those who among you* are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there is any wickedness in him.
25:6 And when he had stayed among them more than ten days, he went down to Cesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment-seat, commanded Paul to be brought. Acts
25:7 And when he had come, the Jews who came down from Jerusalem stood around, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove; Acts
25:8 While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Cesar have I committed any offense. Acts
25:9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Will you go to Jerusalem, and there be judged concerning these things before me? Acts
25:10 Then Paul said, I stand at Cesar's tribunal, where I ought to be judged: I have done no wrong to the Jews, as you very well know. Acts
25:11 For if I am an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I do not refuse to die: but if there is none of these things of which these accuse me, no man may deliver me to them. I appeal to Cesar. Acts
25:12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Have you appealed to Cesar? to Cesar you shall go.
25:13 And after some days, king Agrippa and Bernice came to Cesarea, to salute Festus. Acts
25:14 And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul's cause to the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix: Acts
25:15 About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him. Acts
25:16 To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before he who is accused has met the accusers face to face, and has license to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him. Acts
25:17 Therefore, when they had come here, without any delay on the next day I sat on the judgment-seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth; Acts
25:18 Against whom, when the accusers stood up, they brought no accusation of such things as I supposed: Acts
25:19 But had some questions against him of their own superstition, and of one YASHUWAH who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive. Acts
25:20 And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged concerning these matters. Acts
25:21 But when Paul had appealed to be reserved to the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Cesar. Acts
25:22 Then Agrippa said to Festus, I also wish to hear the man myself. Tomorrow, he said, you shall hear him.
25:23 And on the next day, when Agrippa had come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and had entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains and principal men of the city, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought forth. Acts
25:24 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men who are here present with us, you* see this man about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer. Acts
25:25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself has appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him. Acts
25:26 Of whom I have no certain thing to write to my master. Therefore I have brought him forth before you*, and specially before you, O king Agrippa, so that after examination has been made, I may have something to write. Acts
25:27 For it seems to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not also to signify the crimes laid against him.