11"If, then, I am a wrongdoer and have committedanythingworthy of death, I do not refuse to die ; but ifnone of those things is true of whichthesemenaccuse me, noonecanhand me over to them. I 1appeal to Caesar."
12Then when Festus had conferred with ahis council, he answered, "You have appealed to Caesar, to Caesar you shall go."
13Now when severaldays had elapsed, KingAgrippa and Bernicearrived at 2Caesareaband paid their respects to Festus.
14While they were spendingmanydaysthere, FestuslaidPaul'scase before the king, saying, "There is a man who was 3left as a prisoner by Felix ;
and when I was at Jerusalem, the chiefpriests and the elders of the Jews4broughtchargesagainst him, asking for a sentence of condemnationagainst him.
"I 5answered them that it is not the custom of the Romans to hand over anymanbefore6the accusedmeets his accusersface to face and has an opportunity to make his defenseagainst the charges.
17"So after they had assembledhere, I did not delay, but on the next day took my seat on 7the tribunal and ordered the man to be brought before me.
"When the accusersstood up, they began bringingchargesagainst him not of suchcrimes as I was expecting,
but they simply hadsome8points of disagreement with him about their ownc9religion and about a deadman, Jesus, whomPaulasserted to be alive.
"10Being at a losshow to investigatedsuch matters, I askedwhether he was willing to go to Jerusalem and therestandtrial on these matters.
"But when Paul11appealed to be held in custody for ethe Emperor'sdecision, I ordered him to be kept in custodyuntil I send him to Caesar."