For the king knows about these things, and to him I speak freely; for I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this was not done in a corner.
King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe."
And Agrippa said to Paul, "In a short time you think to make me a Christian!"
And Paul said, "Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am--except for these chains."
Then the king rose, and the governor and Berni'ce and those who were sitting with them;
and when they had withdrawn, they said to one another, "This man is doing nothing to deserve death or imprisonment."
And Agrippa said to Festus, "This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar."
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)