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Acts 25:5-15 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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5 "So," he said, "let those of you who have the authority come down with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them accuse him." 5 Let some of your leaders come with me and press charges against the man there, if he has done anything wrong."
6 After he had stayed among them not more than eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea; the next day he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered 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 When he arrived, the Jews who had gone down from Jerusalem surrounded him, bringing many serious charges against him, 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 Paul said in his defense, "I have in no way committed an offense against the law of the Jews, or against the temple, or against the emperor." 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, wishing to do the Jews a favor, asked Paul, "Do you wish to go up to Jerusalem and be tried there before me on these charges?" 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 Paul said, "I am appealing to the emperor's tribunal; this is where I should be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as you very well know. 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 Now if I am in the wrong and have committed something for which I deserve to die, I am not trying to escape death; but if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can turn me over to them. I appeal to the emperor." 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, after he had conferred with his council, replied, "You have appealed to the emperor; to the emperor you will go." 12 After Festus had conferred with his council, he declared: "You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you will go!"
13 After several days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to welcome Festus. 13 A few days later King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus.
14 Since they were staying there several days, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, "There is a man here who was left in prison by Felix. 14 Since they were spending many days there, Festus discussed Paul's case with the king. He said: "There is a man here whom Felix left as a prisoner.
15 When I was in Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me about him and asked for a sentence against him. 15 When I went to Jerusalem, the chief priests and elders of the Jews brought charges against him and asked that he be condemned.