As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the tribune, "May I say something to you?" And he said, "Do you know Greek?
Are you not 1the Egyptian, then, who recently stirred up a revolt and led the four thousand men of the Assassins out 2into the wilderness?"
Paul replied, 3"I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no obscure city. I beg you, permit me to speak to the people."
And when he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the steps, 4motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great hush, he addressed them in 5the Hebrew language,a saying: