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.
"When thisman was arrested by the Jews and was about to be slain by them, 11I came up to them with the troops and rescued him, 12having learned that he was a Roman.
"And 13wanting to ascertain the charge for which they were accusing him, I 14brought him down to their k15Council;
and I found him to be accusedover16questionsabout their Law, but lunder17noaccusationdeservingdeathormimprisonment.
"When I was 18informed that there would be 19a plotagainst the man, I sent him to you at once, alsoinstructing20his accusers to nbringchargesagainst him before you."
31So the soldiers, in accordance with their orders, tookPaul and brought him by night to Antipatris.
But the nextday, leaving21the horsemen to go on with him, they returned to 22the barracks.
When these had come to 23Caesarea and delivered the letter to 24the governor, they alsopresentedPaul to him.
When he had read it, he asked from what25province he was, and when he learned that 26he was from Cilicia,
he said, "I will give you a hearingafter your 27accusersarrivealso," givingorders for him to be 28kept in Herod'soPraetorium.