Bible: Acts 25:6-12

25:6 After Festus 1  had stayed 2  not more than eight or ten days among them, he went down to Caesarea, 3  and the next day he sat 4  on the judgment seat 5  and ordered Paul to be brought. 25:7 When he arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, 6  bringing many serious 7  charges that they were not able to prove. 8  25:8 Paul said in his defense, 9 I have committed no offense 10  against the Jewish law 11  or against the temple or against Caesar.” 12  25:9 But Festus, 13  wanting to do the Jews a favor, asked Paul, “Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and be tried 14  before me there on these charges? 15  25:10 Paul replied, 16 I am standing before Caesar’s 17  judgment seat, 18  where I should be tried. 19  I have done nothing wrong 20  to the Jews, as you also know very well. 21  25:11 If then I am in the wrong 22  and have done anything that deserves death, I am not trying to escape dying, 23  but if not one of their charges against me is true, 24  no one can hand me over to them. 25  I appeal to Caesar! 26  25:12 Then, after conferring with his council, 27  Festus 28  replied, “You have appealed to Caesar; 29  to Caesar 30  you will go! 31 

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