Bible: Acts 22:22-29

The Roman Commander Questions Paul

22:22 The crowd 1  was listening to him until he said this. 2  Then 3  they raised their voices and shouted, 4 Away with this man 5  from the earth! For he should not be allowed to live! 6  22:23 While they were screaming 7  and throwing off their cloaks 8  and tossing dust 9  in the air, 22:24 the commanding officer 10  ordered Paul 11  to be brought back into the barracks. 12  He told them 13  to interrogate Paul 14  by beating him with a lash 15  so that he could find out the reason the crowd 16  was shouting at Paul 17  in this way. 22:25 When they had stretched him out for the lash, 18  Paul said to the centurion 19  standing nearby, “Is it legal for you to lash a man who is a Roman citizen 20  without a proper trial? 21  22:26 When the centurion 22  heard this, 23  he went to the commanding officer 24  and reported it, 25  saying, “What are you about to do? 26  For this man is a Roman citizen.” 27  22:27 So the commanding officer 28  came and asked 29  Paul, 30 Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?” 31  He replied, 32 Yes.” 22:28 The commanding officer 33  answered, “I acquired this citizenship with a large sum of money.” 34 But I was even 35  born a citizen,” 36  Paul replied. 37  22:29 Then those who were about to interrogate him stayed away 38  from him, and the commanding officer 39  was frightened when he realized that Paul 40  was 41  a Roman citizen 42  and that he had had him tied up. 43 

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