Acts 28:17-22 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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17 Three days later he called together the local leaders of the Jews. When they had assembled, he said to them, "Brothers, though I had done nothing against our people or the customs of our ancestors, yet I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans. 17 Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: "My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans.
18 When they had examined me, the Romans wanted to release me, because there was no reason for the death penalty in my case. 18 They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.
19 But when the Jews objected, I was compelled to appeal to the emperor—even though I had no charge to bring against my nation. 19 But when the Jews objected, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar--not that I had any charge to bring against my own people.
20 For this reason therefore I have asked to see you and speak with you, since it is for the sake of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain." 20 For this reason I have asked to see you and talk with you. It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain."
21 They replied, "We have received no letters from Judea about you, and none of the brothers coming here has reported or spoken anything evil about you. 21 They replied, "We have not received any letters from Judea concerning you, and none of the brothers who have come from there has reported or said anything bad about you.
22 But we would like to hear from you what you think, for with regard to this sect we know that everywhere it is spoken against." 22 But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."