Acts 23:23-35 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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23 And he called to him two of the centurions and said, "Get two hundred soldiers ready by the third hour of the night to proceed to Caesarea, with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen." 23 Then he called two of his centurions and ordered them, "Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight.
24 They were also to provide mounts to put Paul on and bring him safely to Felix the governor. 24 Provide mounts for Paul so that he may be taken safely to Governor Felix."
25 And he wrote a letter having this form : 25 He wrote a letter as follows:
26 "Claudius Lysias, to the most excellent governor Felix, greetings. 26 Claudius Lysias, To His Excellency, Governor Felix: Greetings.
27 "When this man was arrested by the Jews and was about to be slain by them, I came up to them with the troops and rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman. 27 This man was seized by the Jews and they were about to kill him, but I came with my troops and rescued him, for I had learned that he is a Roman citizen.
28 "And wanting to ascertain the charge for which they were accusing him, I brought him down to their Council ; 28 I wanted to know why they were accusing him, so I brought him to their Sanhedrin.
29 and I found him to be accused over questions about their Law, but under no accusation deserving death or imprisonment. 29 I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him that deserved death or imprisonment.
30 "When I was informed that there would be a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once, also instructing his accusers to bring charges against him before you." 30 When I was informed of a plot to be carried out against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also ordered his accusers to present to you their case against him.
31 So the soldiers, in accordance with their orders, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris. 31 So the soldiers, carrying out their orders, took Paul with them during the night and brought him as far as Antipatris.
32 But the next day, leaving the horsemen to go on with him, they returned to the barracks. 32 The next day they let the cavalry go on with him, while they returned to the barracks.
33 When these had come to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented Paul to him. 33 When the cavalry arrived in Caesarea, they delivered the letter to the governor and handed Paul over to him.
34 When he had read it, he asked from what province he was, and when he learned that he was from Cilicia, 34 The governor read the letter and asked what province he was from. Learning that he was from Cilicia,
35 he said, "I will give you a hearing after your accusers arrive also," giving orders for him to be kept in Herod's Praetorium. 35 he said, "I will hear your case when your accusers get here." Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod's palace.