As the soldiers were about to take Paul into the barracks,1 he asked the commander, "May I say something to you?" "Do you speak Greek?" he replied.
"Aren't you the Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists out into the desert2 some time ago?"339
Paul answered, "I am a Jew, from Tarsus4 in Cilicia,5 a citizen of no ordinary city. Please let me speak to the people."
Having received the commander's permission, Paul stood on the steps and motioned6 to the crowd. When they were all silent, he said to them in Aramaica:7