Acts 23:23

Overview - Acts 23
As Paul pleads his cause,
Ananias commands them to smite him.
Dissension among his accusers.
11 God encourages him.
14 The Jews' laying wait for Paul,
20 is declared unto the chief captain.
27 He sends him to Felix the governor.
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Acts 23:23  (King James Version)
And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night;

two centurions

About nine o'clock in the evening, for the greater secrecy, and to elude the cunning, active malice of the Jews.
Matthew 14:25 ; Luke 12:38