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Acts 23:16-26 (New International Version)

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16 But when the son of Paul's sister heard of this plot, he went into the barracks1 and told Paul. 17 Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, "Take this young man to the commander; he has something to tell him." 18 So he took him to the commander. The centurion said, "Paul, the prisoner,2 sent for me and asked me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you." 19 The commander took the young man by the hand, drew him aside and asked, "What is it you want to tell me? 20 He said: "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul before the Sanhedrin3 tomorrow on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about him.4 21 Don't give in to them, because more than forty5 of them are waiting in ambush for him. They have taken an oath not to eat or drink until they have killed him.6 They are ready now, waiting for your consent to their request. 22 The commander dismissed the young man and cautioned him, "Don't tell anyone that you have reported this to me."

Paul Transferred to Caesarea

23 Then he called two of his centurions and ordered them, "Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmena to go to Caesarea7 at nine tonight.8 24 Provide mounts for Paul so that he may be taken safely to Governor Felix."9 25 He wrote a letter as follows: 26 Claudius Lysias, To His Excellency,10 Governor Felix: Greetings.11
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