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Acts 23:23-35

ESV 23 Then he called two of the centurions and said, "Get ready two hundred soldiers, with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go as far as Caesarea at the third hour of the night. NIV 23 Then he called two of his centurions and ordered them, “Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight. ESV 24 Also provide mounts for Paul to ride and bring him safely to Felix the governor." NIV 24 Provide horses for Paul so that he may be taken safely to Governor Felix.” ESV 25 And he wrote a letter to this effect: NIV 25 He wrote a letter as follows: ESV 26 "Claudius Lysias, to his Excellency the governor Felix, greetings. NIV 26 Claudius Lysias, To His Excellency, Governor Felix: Greetings. ESV 27 This man was seized by the Jews and was about to be killed by them when I came upon them with the soldiers and rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman citizen. NIV 27 This man was seized by the Jews and they were about to kill him, but I came with my troops and rescued him, for I had learned that he is a Roman citizen. ESV 28 And desiring to know the charge for which they were accusing him, I brought him down to their council. NIV 28 I wanted to know why they were accusing him, so I brought him to their Sanhedrin. ESV 29 I found that he was being accused about questions of their law, but charged with nothing deserving death or imprisonment. NIV 29 I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him that deserved death or imprisonment. ESV 30 And when it was disclosed to me that there would be a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once, ordering his accusers also to state before you what they have against him." NIV 30 When I was informed of a plot to be carried out against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also ordered his accusers to present to you their case against him. ESV 31 So the soldiers, according to their instructions, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris. NIV 31 So the soldiers, carrying out their orders, took Paul with them during the night and brought him as far as Antipatris. ESV 32 And on the next day they returned to the barracks, letting the horsemen go on with him. NIV 32 The next day they let the cavalry go on with him, while they returned to the barracks. ESV 33 When they had come to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they presented Paul also before him. NIV 33 When the cavalry arrived in Caesarea, they delivered the letter to the governor and handed Paul over to him. ESV 34 On reading the letter, he asked what province he was from. And when he learned that he was from Cilicia, NIV 34 The governor read the letter and asked what province he was from. Learning that he was from Cilicia, ESV 35 he said, "I will give you a hearing when your accusers arrive." And he commanded him to be guarded in Herod's praetorium. NIV 35 he said, “I will hear your case when your accusers get here.” Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod’s palace.

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