26 At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.

Read Acts 24:26 Using Other Translations

He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
At the same time he hoped that money would be given him by Paul. So he sent for him often and conversed with him.
He also hoped that Paul would bribe him, so he sent for him quite often and talked with him.