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Acts 23:16-26 (New American Standard)

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16 But the son of Paul's sister heard of their ambush, aand he came and entered 1the barracks and told Paul. 17 Paul called one of the centurions to him and said, "Lead this young man to the bcommander, for he has something to report to him." 18 So he took him and led him to the ccommander and said, "Paul 2the prisoner called me to him and asked me to lead this young man to you since he has something to tell you." 19 The dcommander took him by the hand and stepping aside, began to inquire of him privately , "What is it that you have to report to me? 20 And he said, "3The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down tomorrow to 4the eCouncil, as though they were going to inquire somewhat more thoroughly about him. 21 "So do not flisten to them, for more than forty of them are 5lying in wait for him who have 6bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they slay him; and now they are ready and waiting for the promise from you. 22 So the gcommander let the young man go, instructing him, "Tell no one that you have notified me of these things."

Paul Moved to Caesarea

23 And he called to him two of the centurions and said, "Get two hundred soldiers ready by hthe third hour of the night to proceed to 7Caesarea, iwith seventy horsemen and two hundred jspearmen." 24 They were also to provide mounts to put Paul on and bring him safely to 8Felix the governor. 25 And he wrote a letter having this form: 26 "Claudius Lysias, to the 9most excellent governor Felix, 10greetings.
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