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Acts 25

NIV 1 Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem, NIV 1 Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem, NIV 2 where the chief priests and the Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul. NIV 2 where the chief priests and the Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul. NIV 3 They requested Festus, as a favor to them, to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, for they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way. NIV 3 They requested Festus, as a favor to them, to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, for they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way. NIV 4 Festus answered, “Paul is being held at Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon. NIV 4 Festus answered, “Paul is being held at Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon. NIV 5 Let some of your leaders come with me, and if the man has done anything wrong, they can press charges against him there.” NIV 5 Let some of your leaders come with me, and if the man has done anything wrong, they can press charges against him there.” NIV 6 After spending eight or ten days with them, Festus went down to Caesarea. The next day he convened the court and ordered that Paul be brought before him. NIV 6 After spending eight or ten days with them, Festus went down to Caesarea. The next day he convened the court and ordered that Paul be brought before him. NIV 7 When Paul came in, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him. They brought many serious charges against him, but they could not prove them. NIV 7 When Paul came in, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him. They brought many serious charges against him, but they could not prove them. NIV 8 Then Paul made his defense: “I have done nothing wrong against the Jewish law or against the temple or against Caesar.” NIV 8 Then Paul made his defense: “I have done nothing wrong against the Jewish law or against the temple or against Caesar.” NIV 9 Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, “Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and stand trial before me there on these charges?” NIV 9 Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, “Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and stand trial before me there on these charges?” NIV 10 Paul answered: “I am now standing before Caesar’s court, where I ought to be tried. I have not done any wrong to the Jews, as you yourself know very well. NIV 10 Paul answered: “I am now standing before Caesar’s court, where I ought to be tried. I have not done any wrong to the Jews, as you yourself know very well. NIV 11 If, however, I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die. But if the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true, no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!” NIV 11 If, however, I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die. But if the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true, no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!” NIV 12 After Festus had conferred with his council, he declared: “You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you will go!” NIV 12 After Festus had conferred with his council, he declared: “You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you will go!” NIV 13 A few days later King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus. NIV 13 A few days later King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus. NIV 14 Since they were spending many days there, Festus discussed Paul’s case with the king. He said: “There is a man here whom Felix left as a prisoner. NIV 14 Since they were spending many days there, Festus discussed Paul’s case with the king. He said: “There is a man here whom Felix left as a prisoner. NIV 15 When I went to Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews brought charges against him and asked that he be condemned. NIV 15 When I went to Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews brought charges against him and asked that he be condemned. NIV 16 “I told them that it is not the Roman custom to hand over anyone before they have faced their accusers and have had an opportunity to defend themselves against the charges. NIV 16 “I told them that it is not the Roman custom to hand over anyone before they have faced their accusers and have had an opportunity to defend themselves against the charges. NIV 17 When they came here with me, I did not delay the case, but convened the court the next day and ordered the man to be brought in. NIV 17 When they came here with me, I did not delay the case, but convened the court the next day and ordered the man to be brought in. NIV 18 When his accusers got up to speak, they did not charge him with any of the crimes I had expected. NIV 18 When his accusers got up to speak, they did not charge him with any of the crimes I had expected. NIV 19 Instead, they had some points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a dead man named Jesus who Paul claimed was alive. NIV 19 Instead, they had some points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a dead man named Jesus who Paul claimed was alive. NIV 20 I was at a loss how to investigate such matters; so I asked if he would be willing to go to Jerusalem and stand trial there on these charges. NIV 20 I was at a loss how to investigate such matters; so I asked if he would be willing to go to Jerusalem and stand trial there on these charges. NIV 21 But when Paul made his appeal to be held over for the Emperor’s decision, I ordered him held until I could send him to Caesar.” NIV 21 But when Paul made his appeal to be held over for the Emperor’s decision, I ordered him held until I could send him to Caesar.” NIV 22 Then Agrippa said to Festus, “I would like to hear this man myself.” He replied, “Tomorrow you will hear him.” NIV 22 Then Agrippa said to Festus, “I would like to hear this man myself.” He replied, “Tomorrow you will hear him.” NIV 23 The next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp and entered the audience room with the high-ranking military officers and the prominent men of the city. At the command of Festus, Paul was brought in. NIV 23 The next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp and entered the audience room with the high-ranking military officers and the prominent men of the city. At the command of Festus, Paul was brought in. NIV 24 Festus said: “King Agrippa, and all who are present with us, you see this man! The whole Jewish community has petitioned me about him in Jerusalem and here in Caesarea, shouting that he ought not to live any longer. NIV 24 Festus said: “King Agrippa, and all who are present with us, you see this man! The whole Jewish community has petitioned me about him in Jerusalem and here in Caesarea, shouting that he ought not to live any longer. NIV 25 I found he had done nothing deserving of death, but because he made his appeal to the Emperor I decided to send him to Rome. NIV 25 I found he had done nothing deserving of death, but because he made his appeal to the Emperor I decided to send him to Rome. NIV 26 But I have nothing definite to write to His Majesty about him. Therefore I have brought him before all of you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that as a result of this investigation I may have something to write. NIV 26 But I have nothing definite to write to His Majesty about him. Therefore I have brought him before all of you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that as a result of this investigation I may have something to write. NIV 27 For I think it is unreasonable to send a prisoner on to Rome without specifying the charges against him.” NIV 27 For I think it is unreasonable to send a prisoner on to Rome without specifying the charges against him.”

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