But the son of Paul'ssisterheard of their ambush, aand he came and entered1the barracks and toldPaul.
17Paulcalledone of the centurions to him and said, "Leadthisyoungman to the bcommander, for he hassomething to report to him."
18So he took him and led him to the ccommander and said, "Paul2the prisonercalled me to him and asked me to leadthisyoungman to you since he hassomething to tell you."
The dcommandertook him by the hand and steppingaside, began to inquire of him privately , "What is it that you have to report to me?
And he said, "3The Jews have agreed to ask you to bringPauldowntomorrow to 4the eCouncil, as though they were going to inquiresomewhatmorethoroughlyabout him.
21"So do not flisten to them, for more than forty of them are 5lying in wait for him who have 6boundthemselvesunder a curse not to eatordrinkuntil they slay him; and now they are ready and waiting for the promise from you.
22So the gcommanderlet the youngmango, instructing him, "Tellnoone that you have notified me of thesethings."
And he called to him two of the centurions and said, "Gettwohundredsoldiersready by hthe thirdhour of the night to proceed to 7Caesarea, iwith seventyhorsemen and twohundredjspearmen."
They were also to providemounts to putPaul on and bring him safely to 8Felix the governor.
And he wrote a letterhavingthisform:
26"ClaudiusLysias, to the 9mostexcellentgovernorFelix, 10greetings.