And he called to him two of the centurions and said, "Gettwohundredsoldiersready by athe thirdhour of the night to proceed to 1Caesarea, bwith seventyhorsemen and twohundredcspearmen."
They were also to providemounts to putPaul on and bring him safely to 2Felix the governor.
And he wrote a letterhavingthisform:
26"ClaudiusLysias, to the 3mostexcellentgovernorFelix, 4greetings.
"When thisman was arrested by the Jews and was about to be slain by them, 5I came up to them with the troops and rescued him, 6having learned that he was a Roman.
"And 7wanting to ascertain the charge for which they were accusing him, I 8brought him down to their d9Council;
and I found him to be accusedover10questionsabout their Law, but eunder11noaccusationdeservingdeathorfimprisonment.
"When I was 12informed that there would be 13a plotagainst the man, I sent him to you at once, alsoinstructing14his accusers to gbringchargesagainst him before you."
31So the soldiers, in accordance with their orders, tookPaul and brought him by night to Antipatris.
But the nextday, leaving15the horsemen to go on with him, they returned to 16the barracks.
When these had come to 17Caesarea and delivered the letter to 18the governor, they alsopresentedPaul to him.
When he had read it, he asked from what19province he was, and when he learned that 20he was from Cilicia,
he said, "I will give you a hearingafter your 21accusersarrivealso," givingorders for him to be 22kept in Herod'shPraetorium.