Bible: Acts 23:25-35

23:25 He wrote 1  a letter that went like this: 2 

23:26 Claudius Lysias to His Excellency Governor 3  Felix, 4  greetings. 23:27 This man was seized 5  by the Jews and they were about to kill him, 6  when I came up 7  with the detachment 8  and rescued him, because I had learned that he was 9  a Roman citizen. 10  23:28 Since I wanted to know 11  what charge they were accusing him of, 12  I brought him down to their council. 13  23:29 I found he 14  was accused with reference to controversial questions 15  about their law, but no charge against him deserved death or imprisonment. 16  23:30 When I was informed 17  there would be a plot 18  against this man, I sent him to you at once, also ordering his accusers to state their charges 19  against him before you.

23:31 So the soldiers, in accordance with their orders, 20  took 21  Paul and brought him to Antipatris 22  during the night. 23:32 The next day they let 23  the horsemen 24  go on with him, and they returned to the barracks. 25  23:33 When the horsemen 26  came to Caesarea 27  and delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented 28  Paul to him. 23:34 When the governor 29  had read 30  the letter, 31  he asked 32  what province he was from. 33  When he learned 34  that he was from Cilicia, 35  23:35 he said, “I will give you a hearing 36  when your accusers arrive too.” Then 37  he ordered that Paul 38  be kept under guard in Herod’s palace. 39 

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