19 The Jews objected, so I was compelled to make an appeal to Caesar. I certainly did not intend to bring any charge against my own people.

Read Acts 28:19 Using Other Translations

But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.
But because the Jews objected, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar--though I had no charge to bring against my nation.
But when the Jewish leaders protested the decision, I felt it necessary to appeal to Caesar, even though I had no desire to press charges against my own people.