23So, on the nextday when 1Agrippacameatogether with 2Berniceamidgreatpomp, and entered the auditoriumbaccompanied by the ccommanders and the prominentmen of the city, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in.
24Festussaid, "KingAgrippa, and all you gentlemenherepresent with us, you seethismanaboutwhom3all the people of the Jewsappealed to me, both at Jerusalem and here, loudlydeclaring that 4he ought not to liveanylonger.
"But I found that he had committed5nothingworthy of death ; and since he himself6appealed to dthe Emperor, I decided to send him.
"eYet I havenothingdefiniteabout him to write to my lord. Therefore I have brought him before you all and especiallybefore you, KingAgrippa, so that after the investigation has takenplace, I may havesomething to write.
"For it seemsabsurd to me in sending a prisoner, not to indicatealso the chargesagainst him."