Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem,
Fh'sto? N-NSM ou\n CONJ ejpiba;? V-2AAP-NSM th'/ T-DSF ejparceiva/ N-DSF meta; PREP trei'? N-APF hJmevra? N-APF ajnevbh V-2AAI-3S eij? PREP JIerosovluma N-ASF ajpo; PREP Kaisareiva?, N-GSF
where the chief priests and Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul.
ejnefavnisavn V-AAI-3P te PRT aujtw'/ P-DSM oiJ T-NPM ajrcierei'? N-NPM kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM prw'toi A-NPM tw'n T-GPM #Ioudaivwn A-GPM kata; PREP tou' T-GSM Pauvlou, N-GSM kai; CONJ parekavloun V-IAI-3P aujto;n P-ASM
They urgently requested Festus, as a favor to them, to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, for they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way.
aijtouvmenoi V-PMP-NPM cavrin N-ASF katj PREP aujtou' P-GSM o&pw? ADV metapevmyhtai V-ADS-3S aujto;n P-ASM eij? PREP rousalhvm, N-PRI ejnevdran N-ASF poiou'nte? V-PAP-NPM ajnelei'n V-2AAN aujto;n P-ASM kata; PREP th;n T-ASF oJdovn. N-ASF
Festus answered, "Paul is being held at Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon.
oJ T-NSM me;n PRT ou\n CONJ Fh'sto? N-NSM ajpekrivqh V-ADI-3S threi'sqai V-PPN to;n T-ASM Pau'lon N-ASM eij? PREP Kaisavreian, N-ASF eJauto;n F-3ASM de; CONJ mevllein V-PAN ejn PREP tavcei N-DSN ejkporeuvesqai: V-PNN
Let some of your leaders come with me and press charges against the man there, if he has done anything wrong."
OiJ T-NPM ou\n CONJ ejn PREP uJmi'n, P-2DP fhsivn, V-PXI-3S dunatoi; A-NPM sugkatabavnte? V-2AAP-NPM ei~ COND tiv X-NSN ejstin V-PXI-3S ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSM ajndri; N-DSM a~topon A-NSN kathgoreivtwsan V-PAM-3P aujtou'. P-GSM
After spending eight or ten days with them, he went down to Caesarea, and the next day he convened the court and ordered that Paul be brought before him.
Diatrivya? V-AAP-NSM de; CONJ ejn PREP aujtoi'? P-DPM hJmevra? N-APF ouj PRT pleivou? A-APF ojktw; N-NUI h^ PRT devka, N-NUI kataba;? V-2AAP-NSM eij? PREP Kaisavreian, N-ASF th'/ T-DSF ejpauvrion ADV kaqivsa? V-AAP-NSM ejpi; PREP tou' T-GSN bhvmato? N-GSN ejkevleusen V-AAI-3S to;n T-ASM Pau'lon N-ASM ajcqh'nai. V-APN
When Paul appeared, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many serious charges against him, which they could not prove.
paragenomevnou V-2ADP-GSM de; CONJ aujtou' P-GSM perievsthsan V-2AAI-3P aujto;n P-ASM oiJ T-NPM ajpo; PREP JIerosoluvmwn N-GPN katabebhkovte? V-RAP-NPM #Ioudai'oi, A-NPM polla; A-APN kai; CONJ bareva A-APN aijtiwvmata N-APN katafevronte? V-PAP-NPM aJ; R-APN oujk PRT i~scuon V-IAI-3P ajpodei'xai,
Then Paul made his defense: "I have done nothing wrong against the law of the Jews or against the temple or against Caesar."
tou' T-GSM Pauvlou N-GSM ajpologoumevnou V-PNP-GSM o&ti CONJ Ou~te CONJ eij? PREP to;n T-ASM novmon N-ASM tw'n T-GPM #Ioudaivwn A-GPM ou~te CONJ eij? PREP to; T-ASN iJero;n N-ASN ou~te CONJ eij? PREP Kaivsarav N-ASM ti X-ASN h&marton. V-2AAI-1S
Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, "Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and stand trial before me there on these charges?"
oJ T-NSM Fh'sto? N-NSM de; CONJ qevlwn V-PAP-NSM toi'? T-DPM #Ioudaivoi? A-DPM cavrin N-ASF kataqevsqai V-2AMN ajpokriqei;? V-AOP-NSM tw'/ T-DSM Pauvlw/ N-DSM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S Qevlei? V-PAI-2S eij? PREP JIerosovluma N-ASF ajnaba;? V-2AAP-NSM ejkei' ADV peri; PREP touvtwn D-GPN kriqh'nai V-APN ejpj PREP ejmou'; P-1GS
Paul answered: "I am now standing before Caesar's court, where I ought to be tried. I have not done any wrong to the Jews, as you yourself know very well.
ei\pen V-2AAI-3S de; CONJ oJ T-NSM Pau'lo?, N-NSM #Epi; PREP tou' T-GSN bhvmato? N-GSN Kaivsarov? N-GSM eJstwv? V-RAP-NSM eijmi, V-PXI-1S ouJ' ADV me P-1AS dei' V-PQI-3S krivnesqai. V-PPN #Ioudaivou? A-APM oujde;n A-ASN hjdivkhsa, wJ? ADV kai; CONJ su; P-2NS kavllion ADV ejpiginwvskei?. V-PAI-2S
If, however, I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die. But if the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true, no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!"
eij COND me;n PRT ou\n CONJ ajdikw' V-PAI-1S kai; CONJ a~xion qanavtou N-GSM pevpracav V-RAI-1S ti, X-ASN ouj PRT paraitou'mai V-PNI-1S to; T-ASN ajpoqanei'n: V-2AAN eij COND de; CONJ oujdevn A-NSN ejstin V-PXI-3S wJ'n R-GPN ouJ'toi D-NPM kathgorou'sivn V-PAI-3P mou, P-1GS oujdeiv? A-NSF me P-1AS duvnatai V-PNI-3S aujtoi'? P-DPM carivsasqai: V-ADN Kaivsara N-ASM ejpikalou'mai. V-PMI-1S
After Festus had conferred with his council, he declared: "You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you will go!"
tovte ADV oJ T-NSM Fh'sto? N-NSM sullalhvsa? V-AAP-NSM meta; PREP tou' T-GSN sumboulivou N-GSN ajpekrivqh, V-ADI-3S Kaivsara N-ASM ejpikevklhsai, V-RMI-2S ejpi; PREP Kaivsara N-ASM poreuvsh/. V-FDI-2S
A few days later King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus.
JHmerw'n N-GPF de; CONJ diagenomevnwn V-2ADP-GPF tinw'n X-GPF #Agrivppa? N-NSM oJ T-NSM basileu;? N-NSM kai; CONJ Bernivkh N-NSF kathvnthsan V-AAI-3P eij? PREP Kaisavreian N-ASF ajspasavmenoi V-ADP-NPM to;n T-ASM Fh'ston. N-ASM
Since they were spending many days there, Festus discussed Paul's case with the king. He said: "There is a man here whom Felix left as a prisoner.
wJ? ADV de; CONJ pleivou? A-APF hJmevra? N-APF dievtribon V-IAI-3P ejkei', ADV oJ T-NSM Fh'sto? N-NSM tw'/ T-DSM basilei' N-DSM ajnevqeto V-2AMI-3S ta; T-APN kata; PREP to;n T-ASM Pau'lon N-ASM levgwn, V-PAP-NSM #Anhvr N-NSM tiv? X-NSM ejstin V-PXI-3S kataleleimmevno? V-RPP-NSM uJpo; PREP Fhvliko? N-GSM devsmio?, N-NSM
When I went to Jerusalem, the chief priests and elders of the Jews brought charges against him and asked that he be condemned.
peri; PREP ouJ' R-GSM genomevnou V-2ADP-GSM mou P-1GS eij? PREP JIerosovluma N-ASF ejnefavnisan V-AAI-3P oiJ T-NPM ajrcierei'? N-NPM kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM presbuvteroi A-NPM tw'n T-GPM #Ioudaivwn, A-GPM aijtouvmenoi V-PMP-NPM katj PREP aujtou' P-GSM katadivkhn: N-ASF
"I told them that it is not the Roman custom to hand over any man before he has faced his accusers and has had an opportunity to defend himself against their charges.
pro;? PREP ouJ;? R-APM ajpekrivqhn V-ADI-1S o&ti CONJ oujk PRT e~stin V-PXI-3S e~qo? N-NSN JRwmaivoi? A-DPM carivzesqaiv V-PNN tina X-ASM a~nqrwpon N-ASM pri;n ADV h^ PRT oJ T-NSM kathgorouvmeno? V-PPP-NSM kata; PREP provswpon N-ASN e~coi V-PAO-3S tou;? T-APM kathgovrou? N-APM tovpon N-ASM te PRT ajpologiva? N-GSF lavboi V-2AAO-3S peri; PREP tou' T-GSN ejgklhvmato?. N-GSN
When they came here with me, I did not delay the case, but convened the court the next day and ordered the man to be brought in.
sunelqovntwn V-2AAP-GPM ou\n CONJ ?aujtw'n? P-GPM ejnqavde ADV ajnabolh;n N-ASF mhdemivan A-ASF poihsavmeno? V-AMP-NSM th'/ T-DSF eJxh'? kaqivsa? V-AAP-NSM ejpi; PREP tou' T-GSN bhvmato? N-GSN ejkevleusa V-AAI-1S ajcqh'nai V-APN to;n T-ASM a~ndra: N-ASM
When his accusers got up to speak, they did not charge him with any of the crimes I had expected.
peri; PREP ouJ' R-GSM staqevnte? V-APP-NPM oiJ T-NPM kathvgoroi N-NPM oujdemivan A-ASF aijtivan N-ASF e~feron V-IAI-3P wJ'n R-GPN ejgw; P-1NS uJpenovoun V-IAI-1S ponhrw'n, A-GPN
Instead, they had some points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a dead man named Jesus who Paul claimed was alive.
zhthvmata N-APN dev CONJ tina X-APN peri; PREP th'? T-GSF ijdiva? A-GSF deisidaimoniva? N-GSF ei\con V-IAI-3P pro;? PREP aujto;n P-ASM kai; CONJ periv PREP tino? X-GSM #Ihsou' N-GSM teqnhkovto?, V-RAP-GSM oJ;n R-ASM e~fasken V-IAI-3S oJ T-NSM Pau'lo? N-NSM zh'n. V-PAN
I was at a loss how to investigate such matters; so I asked if he would be willing to go to Jerusalem and stand trial there on these charges.
ajporouvmeno? V-PMP-NSM de; CONJ ejgw; P-1NS th;n T-ASF peri; PREP touvtwn D-GPN zhvthsin N-ASF e~legon V-IAI-1S eij COND bouvloito V-PNO-3S poreuvesqai V-PNN eij? PREP JIerosovluma N-ASF kajkei' ADV krivnesqai V-PPN peri; PREP touvtwn. D-GPN
When Paul made his appeal to be held over for the Emperor's decision, I ordered him held until I could send him to Caesar."
tou' T-GSM de; CONJ Pauvlou N-GSM ejpikalesamevnou V-AMP-GSM thrhqh'nai V-APN aujto;n P-ASM eij? PREP th;n T-ASF tou' T-GSM Sebastou' A-GSM diavgnwsin, N-ASF ejkevleusa V-AAI-1S threi'sqai V-PPN aujto;n P-ASM e&w? CONJ ouJ' R-GSM ajnapevmyw V-AAS-1S aujto;n P-ASM pro;? PREP Kaivsara. N-ASM
Then Agrippa said to Festus, "I would like to hear this man myself." He replied, "Tomorrow you will hear him."
jAgrivppa? N-NSM de; CONJ pro;? PREP to;n T-ASM Fh'ston, N-ASM #Eboulovmhn V-INI-1S kai; CONJ aujto;? P-NSM tou' T-GSM ajnqrwvpou N-GSM ajkou'sai. V-AAN Au~rion, ADV fhsivn, V-PXI-3S ajkouvsh/ V-FDI-2S aujtou'. P-GSM
The next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp and entered the audience room with the high ranking officers and the leading men of the city. At the command of Festus, Paul was brought in.
Th'/ T-DSF ou\n CONJ ejpauvrion ADV ejlqovnto? V-2AAP-GSM tou' T-GSM #Agrivppa N-GSM kai; CONJ th'? T-GSF Bernivkh? N-GSF meta; PREP pollh'? A-GSF fantasiva? N-GSF kai; CONJ eijselqovntwn V-2AAP-GPM eij? PREP to; T-ASN ajkroathvrion N-ASN suvn PREP te PRT ciliavrcoi? kai; CONJ ajndravsin N-DPM toi'? T-DPM katj PREP ejxoch;n th'? T-GSF povlew?, N-GSF kai; CONJ keleuvsanto? V-AAP-GSM tou' T-GSM Fhvstou N-GSM h~cqh V-API-3S oJ T-NSM Pau'lo?. N-NSM
Festus said: "King Agrippa, and all who are present with us, you see this man! The whole Jewish community has petitioned me about him in Jerusalem and here in Caesarea, shouting that he ought not to live any longer.
kaiv CONJ fhsin V-PXI-3S oJ T-NSM Fh'sto?, N-NSM #Agrivppa N-VSM basileu' N-VSM kai; CONJ pavnte? A-NPM oiJ T-NPM sumparovnte? V-PXP-NPM hJmi'n P-1DP a~ndre?, N-VPM qewrei'te V-PAI-2P V-PAM-2P tou'ton D-ASM peri; PREP ouJ' R-GSM a&pan A-NSN to; T-NSN plh'qo? N-NSN tw'n T-GPM #Ioudaivwn A-GPM ejnevtucovn moi P-1DS e~n PREP te PRT JIerosoluvmoi? N-DPN kai; CONJ ejnqavde, ADV bow'nte? V-PAP-NPM mh; PRT dei'n V-PQN aujto;n P-ASM zh'n V-PAN mhkevti. ADV
I found he had done nothing deserving of death, but because he made his appeal to the Emperor I decided to send him to Rome.
ejgw; P-1NS de; CONJ katelabovmhn V-2AMI-1S mhde;n A-ASN a~xion aujto;n P-ASM qanavtou N-GSM pepracevnai, V-RAN aujtou' P-GSM de; CONJ touvtou D-GSM ejpikalesamevnou V-AMP-GSM to;n T-ASM Sebasto;n A-ASM e~krina V-AAI-1S pevmpein. V-PAN
But I have nothing definite to write to His Majesty about him. Therefore I have brought him before all of you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that as a result of this investigation I may have something to write.
peri; PREP ouJ' R-GSM ajsfalev? A-ASN ti X-ASN gravyai V-AAN tw'/ T-DSM kurivw/ N-DSM oujk PRT e~cw: V-PAI-1S dio; CONJ prohvgagon V-2AAI-1S aujto;n P-ASM ejfj PREP uJmw'n P-2GP kai; CONJ mavlista ADV ejpi; PREP sou', P-2GS basileu' N-VSM #Agrivppa, N-VSM o&pw? ADV th'? T-GSF ajnakrivsew? N-GSF genomevnh? V-2ADP-GSF scw' V-2AAS-1S tiv X-ASN gravyw: V-AAS-1S
For I think it is unreasonable to send on a prisoner without specifying the charges against him."
a~logon A-NSN gavr CONJ moi P-1DS dokei' V-PAI-3S pevmponta V-PAP-ASM devsmion N-ASM mh; PRT kai; CONJ ta;? T-APF katj PREP aujtou' P-GSM aijtiva? N-GSF shma'nai. V-AAN
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