Bible: Acts 22:25-29

22:25 When they had stretched him out for the lash, 1  Paul said to the centurion 2  standing nearby, “Is it legal for you to lash a man who is a Roman citizen 3  without a proper trial? 4  22:26 When the centurion 5  heard this, 6  he went to the commanding officer 7  and reported it, 8  saying, “What are you about to do? 9  For this man is a Roman citizen.” 10  22:27 So the commanding officer 11  came and asked 12  Paul, 13 Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?” 14  He replied, 15 Yes.” 22:28 The commanding officer 16  answered, “I acquired this citizenship with a large sum of money.” 17 But I was even 18  born a citizen,” 19  Paul replied. 20  22:29 Then those who were about to interrogate him stayed away 21  from him, and the commanding officer 22  was frightened when he realized that Paul 23  was 24  a Roman citizen 25  and that he had had him tied up. 26 

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