Because that thou mayest understand
By what Paul now asserted, and by the witnesses which he could produce to certify the truth of it:
that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for
that is, from the time that he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem, to the present time, in which he stood before Felix, pleading his own cause; which may be reckoned, thus, he came in one day from Caesarea to Jerusalem, ( Acts 21:16 Acts 21:17 ) the next day he visited James and the elders, ( Acts 21:18 ) on the third day he purified himself in the temple, ( Acts 21:26 ) where he was taken and used ill by the Jews; on the fourth day, he was brought before the sanhedrim, and defended himself, ( Acts 22:30 ) on the fifth day forty Jews conspire to take away his life, ( Acts 23:11 ) , on the sixth day he came to Caesarea, being sent there by Lysias, ( Acts 23:32 ) and five days after this, which make eleven, Ananias, and the elders, with Tertullus, came down to accuse him; and this day was the twelfth, on which his trial came on. And of these twelve days he was a prisoner nine, and therefore could not have done so much mischief, and stirred up so much sedition as was insinuated; and in opposition to the charge of profaning the temple, he observes that he came up to Jerusalem to "worship"; namely, at the feast of Pentecost.