|Overview - Acts 25|
|1||The Jews accuse Paul before Festus.|
|8||He answers for himself,|
|11||and appeals unto Caesar.|
|14||Afterwards Festus opens his matter to king Agrippa;|
|23||and he is brought forth.|
|25||Festus clears him of having done any thing worthy of death.|
Acts 25:11 (King James Version)
For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.
- if I
- 18:14 Joshua 22:22 ; 1 Samuel 12:3-5 ; Job 31:21 Job 31:38-40 ; Psalms 7:3-5
- no man
- 16:37 22:25 1 Thessalonians 2:15
- I appeal
- An appeal to the emperor was the right of a Roman citizen, and was highly respected. The Julian law condemned those magistrates, and others, as violaters of the public peace, who had put to death, tortured, scourged, imprisoned, or condemned any Roman citizen who had appealed to Cesar. This law was so sacred and imperative, that, in the persecution under Trajan, Pliny would not attempt to put to death Roman citizens, who were proved to have turned Christians, but determined to send them to Rome, probably because they had appealed.
- Acts 25:10 Acts 25:25 ; 26:32 28:19 1 Samuel 27:1