Acts 25:8-11

8 Paul argued in his defense, "Neither 1against 2the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor 3against Caesar have I committed any offense."
9 But Festus, 4wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, "Do you wish to go up to Jerusalem and there be tried on these charges before me?"
10 But Paul said, "I am standing before Caesar's 5tribunal, where I ought to be tried. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you yourself know very well.
11 If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them. 6I appeal to Caesar."

Acts 25:8-11 In-Context

6 After he stayed among them not more than eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea. And the next day he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered Paul to be brought.
7 When he had arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and serious charges against him that they could not prove.
8 Paul argued in his defense, "Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I committed any offense."
9 But Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, "Do you wish to go up to Jerusalem and there be tried on these charges before me?"
10 But Paul said, "I am standing before Caesar's tribunal, where I ought to be tried. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you yourself know very well.
11 If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar."
12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with his council, answered, "To Caesar you have appealed; to Caesar you shall go."
13 Now when some days had passed, Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at Caesarea and greeted Festus.

Cross References 6

  • 1. [Acts 24:12; Acts 28:17]; See Acts 6:13
  • 2. John 7:19; John 19:7
  • 3. John 19:12
  • 4. Acts 24:27
  • 5. ver. 6, 17
  • 6. Acts 26:32; Acts 28:19
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