He wrote a letter as follows:
Claudius Lysias, To His Excellency,1 Governor Felix: Greetings.227
This man was seized by the Jews and they were about to kill him,3 but I came with my troops and rescued him,4 for I had learned that he is a Roman citizen.528
I wanted to know why they were accusing him, so I brought him to their Sanhedrin.629
I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law,7 but there was no charge against him8 that deserved death or imprisonment.
When I was informed9 of a plot10 to be carried out against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also ordered his accusers11 to present to you their case against him.
So the soldiers, carrying out their orders, took Paul with them during the night and brought him as far as Antipatris.
The next day they let the cavalry12 go on with him, while they returned to the barracks.1333
When the cavalry14 arrived in Caesarea,15 they delivered the letter to the governor16 and handed Paul over to him.
The governor read the letter and asked what province he was from. Learning that he was from Cilicia,1735
he said, "I will hear your case when your accusers18 get here." Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard19 in Herod's palace.