Concerning questions of their law (peri zhthmata tou nomou autwn). The very distinction drawn by Gallio in Corinth ( Acts 18:14 ). On the word see on Acts 15:2 . But to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds (mhden de axion qanatou h desmwn econta enklhma). Literally, "having no accusation (or crime) worthy of death or of bonds." This phrase here only in the N.T. Egklhma is old word for accusation or crime from egkalew used in verse Acts 28 and in the N.T. only here and Acts 25:16 . Lysias thus expresses the opinion that Paul ought to be set free and the lenient treatment that Paul received in Caesarea and Rome (first imprisonment) is probably due to this report of Lysias. Every Roman magistrate before whom Paul appears declares him innocent (Gallio, Lysias, Felix, Festus).