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Acts 25

NIRV 1 Three days after Festus arrived, he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem. NIV 1 Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem, NIRV 2 There the chief priests and Jewish leaders came to him and brought their charges against Paul. NIV 2 where the chief priests and the Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul. NIRV 3 They tried to get Festus to have Paul taken to Jerusalem. They asked for this as a favor. They were planning to hide and attack Paul along the way. They wanted to kill him. 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. NIRV 4 Festus answered, "Paul is being held at Caesarea. Soon I'll be going there myself. NIV 4 Festus answered, “Paul is being held at Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon. NIRV 5 Let some of your leaders come with me. If the man has done anything wrong, they can bring 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.” NIRV 6 Festus spent eight or ten days in Jerusalem with them. Then he went down to Caesarea. The next day he called the court together. He ordered Paul to be brought to 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. NIRV 7 When Paul arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him. They brought many strong charges against him. But they couldn't 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. NIRV 8 Then Paul spoke up for himself. He said, "I've done nothing wrong against the law of the Jews or against the temple. I've done nothing wrong 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.” NIRV 9 But Festus wanted to do the Jews a favor. So he said to Paul, "Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem? Are you willing to go on trial there? Are you willing to face these charges in my court?" 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?” NIRV 10 Paul answered, "I'm already standing in Caesar's court. This is where I should go on trial. I haven't done anything wrong to the Jews. You yourself know that 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. NIRV 11 If I am guilty of anything worthy of death, I'm willing to die. But the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true. No one has the right to hand me over to them. I make my 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!” NIRV 12 Festus talked it over with the members of his court. Then he said, "You have made an appeal 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!” NIRV 13 A few days later King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesarea. They came to pay a visit to Festus. NIV 13 A few days later King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus. NIRV 14 They were spending many days there. So Festus talked with the king about Paul's case. He said, "There's a man here that 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. NIRV 15 When I went to Jerusalem, the Jewish chief priests and the elders brought charges against the man. They wanted him to be found guilty. 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. NIRV 16 "I told them that this is not the way Romans do things. We don't judge people before they have faced those bringing charges against them. They must have a chance to speak up for themselves. 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. NIRV 17 When the Jews came back with me, I didn't waste any time. I called the court together the next day. I 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. NIRV 18 Those bringing charges against him got up to speak. But they didn't 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. NIRV 19 Instead, they argued with him about their own beliefs. They didn't agree about a dead man named Jesus. Paul claimed Jesus 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. NIRV 20 "I had no idea how to look into such matters. So I asked Paul if he would be willing to go to Jerusalem. There he could be tried 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. NIRV 21 But Paul made an appeal to have the Emperor decide his case. So I ordered him to be 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.” NIRV 22 Then Agrippa said to Festus, "I would like to hear this man myself." Festus 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.” NIRV 23 The next day Agrippa and Bernice arrived. They acted like very important people. They entered the courtroom. The most important officers and the leading men of the city came with them. When Festus gave the command, 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. NIRV 24 Festus said, "King Agrippa, and all who are here with us, take a good look at this man! Both in Jerusalem and here in Caesarea a large number of Jews have come to me about him. They keep shouting that he shouldn't 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. NIRV 25 I have found that he hasn't done anything worthy of death. But he made his appeal to the Emperor. So 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. NIRV 26 "I don't have anything certain to write about him to His Majesty. So I have brought him here today. Now all of you will be able to hear him. King Agrippa, it will also be very good for you to hear him. As a result of this hearing, I will 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. NIRV 27 It doesn't make sense to send a prisoner to Rome without listing 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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