18 They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.

Read Acts 28:18 Using Other Translations

Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.
When they had examined me, they wished to set me at liberty, because there was no reason for the death penalty in my case.
The Romans tried me and wanted to release me, because they found no cause for the death sentence.