Parallel Bible results for Acts 25:1-12

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Acts 25:1-12

NRS 1 Three days after Festus had arrived in the province, he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem NIV 1 Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem, NRS 2 where the chief priests and the leaders of the Jews gave him a report against Paul. They appealed to him NIV 2 where the chief priests and Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul. NRS 3 and requested, as a favor to them against Paul, to have him transferred to Jerusalem. They were, in fact, planning an ambush to kill him along the way. NIV 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. NRS 4 Festus replied that Paul was being kept at Caesarea, and that he himself intended to go there shortly. NIV 4 Festus answered, "Paul is being held at Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon. NRS 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." NIV 5 Let some of your leaders come with me and press charges against the man there, if he has done anything wrong." NRS 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. NIV 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. NRS 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. NIV 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. NRS 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." NIV 8 Then Paul made his defense: "I have done nothing wrong against the law of the Jews or against the temple or against Caesar." NRS 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?" NIV 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?" NRS 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. NIV 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. NRS 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." NIV 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!" NRS 12 Then Festus, after he had conferred with his council, replied, "You have appealed to the emperor; to the emperor you will go." NIV 12 After Festus had conferred with his council, he declared: "You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you will go!"