Acts 26:32

32 And Agrippa said to Festus, 1"This man could have been set 2free if he had not appealed 3to Caesar."

Acts 26:32 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 26:32

Then said Agrippa unto Festus
As declaring his sense, and by way of advice and counsel; but not as determining anything himself, for that lay in the breast of Festus, the Roman governor and judge:

this man might have been set at liberty;
from his bonds and imprisonment; for ought that appears against him, or any law to the contrary:

if he had not appealed unto Caesar;
wherefore an inferior judge could not release him; but so it was ordered in divine Providence, that he should appeal to Caesar, that he might go to Rome, and there bear a testimony for Christ; however, this declaration of Agrippa, and what he and the governor and the rest said among themselves, are a considerable proof of the innocence of the apostle.

Acts 26:32 In-Context

30 Then the king rose, and the governor and Bernice and those who were sitting with them.
31 And when they had withdrawn, they said to one another, "This man is doing nothing to deserve death or imprisonment."
32 And Agrippa said to Festus, "This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar."

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