Acts 25:1-12 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem. 1 Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem,
2 Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him, 2 where the chief priests and Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul.
3 And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him. 3 They urgently requested Festus, as a favor to them, to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, for they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way.
4 But Festus answered , that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither. 4 Festus answered, "Paul is being held at Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon.
5 Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him. 5 Let some of your leaders come with me and press charges against the man there, if he has done anything wrong."
6 And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought . 6 After spending eight or ten days with them, he went down to Caesarea, and the next day he convened the court and ordered that Paul be brought before him.
7 And when he was come , the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about , and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove . 7 When Paul appeared, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many serious charges against him, which they could not prove.
8 While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all. 8 Then Paul made his defense: "I have done nothing wrong against the law of the Jews or against the temple or against Caesar."
9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said , Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me? 9 Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, "Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and stand trial before me there on these charges?"
10 Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged : to the Jews have I done no wrong , as thou very well knowest . 10 Paul answered: "I am now standing before Caesar's court, where I ought to be tried. I have not done any wrong to the Jews, as you yourself know very well.
11 For if I be an offender , or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die : but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar. 11 If, however, I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die. But if the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true, no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!"
12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered , Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt thou go . 12 After Festus had conferred with his council, he declared: "You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you will go!"