Parallel Bible results for Acts 25:11-21

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Acts 25:11-21

NLT 11 If I have done something worthy of death, I don’t refuse to die. But if I am innocent, no one has a right to turn me over to these men to kill me. 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!” NLT 12 Festus conferred with his advisers and then replied, “Very well! You have appealed to Caesar, and 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!” NLT 13 A few days later King Agrippa arrived with his sister, Bernice, 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. NLT 14 During their stay of several days, Festus discussed Paul’s case with the king. “There is a prisoner here,” he told him, “whose case was left for me by Felix. 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. NLT 15 When I was in Jerusalem, the leading priests and Jewish elders pressed charges against him and asked me to condemn him. 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. NLT 16 I pointed out to them that Roman law does not convict people without a trial. They must be given an opportunity to confront their accusers and defend 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. NLT 17 “When his accusers came here for the trial, I didn’t delay. I called the case the very next day and ordered Paul 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. NLT 18 But the accusations made against him weren’t any of the crimes I expected. NIV 18 When his accusers got up to speak, they did not charge him with any of the crimes I had expected. NLT 19 Instead, it was something about their religion and a dead man named Jesus, who Paul insists is 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. NLT 20 I was at a loss to know how to investigate these things, so I asked him whether he would be willing to stand trial on these charges in Jerusalem. 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. NLT 21 But Paul appealed to have his case decided by the emperor. So I ordered that he be held in custody until I could arrange to 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.”

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