They spake one to another (elaloun pro allhlou). Imperfect active, describing the eager conversation of the dignitaries about Paul's wonderful speech. Nothing worthy of death or bonds (ouden qanatou h desmwn axion). This is the unanimous conclusion of all these dignitaries (Romans, Jews, Greeks) as it was of Festus before ( 1 Peter 25:25 ). But Paul had not won any of them to Christ. The conclusion leaves Festus in a predicament. Why had he not set Paul free before this?