Acts 24:26

26 At the same time he was also hoping that money would be given to him by Paul.[a] For this reason he sent for him quite often and conversed with him.

Acts 24:26 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 24:26

He hoped also that money would have been given him of Paul,
&c.] For he observed from his own defence, that he came up to Jerusalem to bring alms and offerings; and he perceived by Tertullus's indictment, that he was at the head of a large body of men; that he was some considerable person, at least who was in great esteem among some sort of people, and whose life and liberty were valuable: and he might hope if Paul had not money of his own, yet his friends would supply him with a sufficiency to obtain his freedom; and it may be that it was with this view that he ordered that they should have free access to him and minister to him, that so he might have to give to him:

that he might loose him;
from all confinement, and set him at entire liberty:

wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him;
but not about religious matters, but about his civil affairs; suggesting he would release him for a sum of money, which the apostle did not listen to, being unwilling to encourage such evil practices, or to make use of unlawful means to free himself.

Acts 24:26 In-Context

24 After some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and listened to him on the subject of faith in Christ Jesus.
25 Now as he spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became afraid and replied, "Leave for now, but when I find time I'll call for you."
26 At the same time he was also hoping that money would be given to him by Paul. For this reason he sent for him quite often and conversed with him.
27 After two years had passed, Felix received a successor, Porcius Festus, and because he wished to do a favor for the Jews, Felix left Paul in prison.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Other mss add so that he might release him