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Acts 25 (WEBP)

[1] Festus therefore, having come into the province, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
[2] Then the high priest and the principal men of the Jews informed him against Paul, and they begged him,
[3] asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem, plotting to kill him on the way.
[4] However Festus answered that Paul should be kept in custody at Caesarea, and that he himself was about to depart shortly.
[5] “Let them therefore”, he said, “that are in power among you go down with me, and if there is anything wrong in the man, let them accuse him.”
[6] When he had stayed among them more than ten days, he went down to Caesarea, and on the next day he sat on the judgment seat, and commanded Paul to be brought.
[7] When he had come, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing against him many and grievous charges which they could not prove,
[8] while he said in his defense, “Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar, have I sinned at all.”
[9] But Festus, desiring to gain favor with the Jews, answered Paul and said, “Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and be judged by me there concerning these things?”
[10] But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as you also know very well.
[11] For if I have done wrong and have committed anything worthy of death, I don’t refuse to die; but if none of those things is true that they accuse me of, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar!”
[12] Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, “You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you shall go.”
[13] Now when some days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea and greeted Festus.
[14] As he stayed there many days, Festus laid Paul’s case before the king, saying, “There is a certain man left a prisoner by Felix;
[15] about whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, asking for a sentence against him.
[16] I answered them that it is not the custom of the Romans to give up any man to destruction before the accused has met the accusers face to face and has had opportunity to make his defense concerning the matter laid against him.
[17] When therefore they had come together here, I didn’t delay, but on the next day sat on the judgment seat and commanded the man to be brought.
[18] When the accusers stood up, they brought no charges against him of such things as I supposed;
[19] but had certain questions against him about their own religion and about one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
[20] Being perplexed how to inquire concerning these things, I asked whether he was willing to go to Jerusalem and there be judged concerning these matters.
[21] But when Paul had appealed to be kept for the decision of the emperor, I commanded him to be kept until I could send him to Caesar.”
[22] Agrippa said to Festus, “I also would like to hear the man myself.” “Tomorrow,” he said, “you shall hear him.”
[23] So on the next day, when Agrippa and Bernice had come with great pomp, and they had entered into the place of hearing with the commanding officers and the principal men of the city, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in.
[24] Festus said, “King Agrippa, and all men who are here present with us, you see this man about whom all the multitude of the Jews petitioned me, both at Jerusalem and here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.
[25] But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and as he himself appealed to the emperor, I determined to send him,
[26] of whom I have no certain thing to write to my lord. Therefore I have brought him out before you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, that, after examination I may have something to write.
[27] For it seems to me unreasonable, in sending a prisoner, not to also specify the charges against him.”

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Acts 25 (KJVS)

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[10] Then G1161 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) Paul G3972, I stand G1510 (PresInd) G2476 (PerfActPtc) at G1909 Caesar’s G2541 judgment seat G968, where G3757 I G3165 ought G1163 (PresInd) to be judged G2919 (PresPasInf): to the Jews G2453 have I done G91 no G3762 wrong G91 (AorActInd), as G5613 G2532 thou G4771 very well G2566 knowest G1921 (PresActInd).
[11] For G1063 if G1487 G3303 I be an offender G91 (PresActInd), or G2532 have committed G4238 (PerfActInd) any thing G5100 worthy G514 of death G2288, I refuse G3868 (PresMidPasDepInd) not G3756 to die G599 (Aor2ActInf): but G1161 if G1487 there be G2076 (PresInd) none G3762 of these things G3739 whereof these G3778 accuse G2723 (PresActInd) me G3450, no man G3762 may G1410 (PresMidPasDepInd) deliver G5483 (AorMidDepInf) me G3165 unto them G846. I appeal unto G1941 (PresMidInd) Caesar G2541.
[12] Then G5119 Festus G5347, when he had conferred G4814 (AorActPtc) with G3326 the council G4824, answered G611 (AorMidDepInd), Hast thou appealed unto G1941 (PerfMidInd) Caesar G2541? unto G1909 Caesar G2541 shalt thou go G4198 (FutMidDepInd).
[13] And G1161 after G1230 (Aor2MidDepPtc) certain G5100 days G2250 king G935 Agrippa G67 and G2532 Bernice G959 came G2658 (AorActInd) unto G1519 Caesarea G2542 to salute G782 (FutMidDepPtc) Festus G5347.
[14] And G1161 when G5613 they had been G1304 (ImpfActInd) there G1563 many G4119 days G2250, Festus G5347 declared G394 (Aor2MidInd) Paul’s G3972 cause G2596 unto the king G935, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), There is G2076 (PresInd) a certain G5100 man G435 left G2641 (PerfPasPtc) in bonds G1198 by G5259 Felix G5344:
[15] About G4012 whom G3739, when G1096 I G3450 was G1096 (Aor2MidDepPtc) at G1519 Jerusalem G2414, the chief priests G749 and G2532 the elders G4245 of the Jews G2453 informed G1718 (AorActInd) [me], desiring G154 (PresMidPtc) [to have] judgment G1349 against G2596 him G846.
[16] To G4314 whom G3739 I answered G611 (AorMidDepInd), G3754 It is G2076 (PresInd) not G3756 the manner G1485 of the Romans G4514 to deliver G5483 (PresMidPasDepInf) any G5100 man G444 to G1519 die G684, before G4250 that G2228 he which is accused G2723 (PresPasPtc) have G2192 (PresActOpt) the accusers G2725 face to face G2596 G4383, G5037 and have G2983 (Aor2ActOpt) licence G5117 to answer for himself G627 concerning G4012 the crime laid against him G1462.
[17] Therefore G3767, when they G846 were come G4905 (Aor2ActPtc) hither G1759, without G4160 (AorMidPtc) any G3367 delay G311 on the morrow G1836 I sat G2523 (AorActPtc) on G1909 the judgment seat G968, and commanded G2753 (AorActInd) the man G435 to be brought forth G71 (AorPasInf).
[18] Against G4012 whom G3739 when the accusers G2725 stood up G2476 (AorPasPtc), they brought G2018 (ImpfActInd) none G3762 accusation G156 of such things as G3739 I G1473 supposed G5282 (ImpfActInd):
[19] But G1161 had G2192 (ImpfActInd) certain G5100 questions G2213 against G4314 him G846 of G4012 their own G2398 superstition G1175, and G2532 of G4012 one G5100 Jesus G2424, which was dead G2348 (PerfActPtc), whom G3739 Paul G3972 affirmed G5335 (ImpfActInd) to be alive G2198 (PresActInf).
[20] And G1161 because I G1473 doubted G639 (PresMidPtc) of G1519 such G5127 manner G4012 of questions G2214, I asked G3004 (ImpfActInd) [him] whether G1487 he would G1014 (PresMidPasDepOpt) go G4198 (PresMidPasDepInf) to G1519 Jerusalem G2419, and there G2546 be judged G2919 (PresPasInf) of G4012 these matters G5130.
[21] But G1161 when Paul G3972 had appealed G1941 (AorMidPtc) to be reserved G5083 (AorPasInf) G846 unto G1519 the hearing G1233 of Augustus G4575, I commanded G2753 (AorActInd) him G846 to be kept G5083 (PresPasInf) till G2193 G3739 I might send G3992 (AorActSubj) him G846 to G4314 Caesar G2541.
[22] Then G1161 Agrippa G67 said G5346 (ImpfInd) unto G4314 Festus G5347, I would G1014 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) also G2532 hear G191 (AorActInf) the man G444 myself G846. To morrow G839, G1161 said G5346 (PresInd) he, thou shalt hear G191 (FutMidDepInd) him G846.
[23] And on the morrow G1887, when G3767 Agrippa G67 was come G2064 (Aor2ActPtc), and G2532 Bernice G959, with G3326 great G4183 pomp G5325, and G2532 was entered G1525 (Aor2ActPtc) into G1519 the place of hearing G201, with G4862 G5037 the chief captains G5506, and G2532 principal G2596 G1851 men G435 of G5607 (PresPtc) the city G4172, at G2532 Festus G5347’ commandment G2753 (AorActPtc) Paul G3972 was brought forth G71 (AorPasInd).
[24] And G2532 Festus G5347 said G5346 (PresInd), King G935 Agrippa G67, and G2532 all G3956 men G435 which G3588 are here present G4840 (PresPtc) with us G2254, ye see G2334 (PresActInd) this man G5126, about G4012 whom G3739 all G3956 the multitude G4128 of the Jews G2453 have dealt G1793 (Aor2ActInd) with me G3427, both G5037 at G1722 Jerusalem G2414, and G2532 [also] here G1759, crying G1916 (PresActPtc) that he ought G1163 (PresInf) not G3361 to live G2198 (PresActInf) any longer G3371.
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[27] For G1063 it seemeth G1380 (PresActInd) to me G3427 unreasonable G249 to send G3992 (PresActPtc) a prisoner G1198, and G2532 not withal G3361 to signify G4591 (AorActInf) the crimes G156 [laid] against G2596 him G846.

Young’s Literal Translation

Acts 25 (YLT)

[1] Festus, therefore, having come into the province, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea,
[2] and the chief priest and the principal men of the Jews made manifest to him the things against Paul, and were calling on him,
[3] asking favour against him, that he may send for him to Jerusalem, making an ambush to put him to death in the way.
[4] Then, indeed, Festus answered that Paul is kept in Caesarea, and himself is about speedily to go on thither,
[5] ‘Therefore those able among you-saith he-having come down together, if there be anything in this man-let them accuse him;’
[6] and having tarried among them more than ten days, having gone down to Caesarea, on the morrow having sat upon the tribunal, he commanded Paul to be brought;
[7] and he having come, there stood round about the Jews who have come down from Jerusalem-many and weighty charges they are bringing against Paul, which they were not able to prove,
[8] he making defence-‘Neither in regard to the law of the Jews, nor in regard to the temple, nor in regard to Caesar-did I commit any sin.’
[9] And Festus willing to lay on the Jews a favour, answering Paul, said, ‘Art thou willing, to Jerusalem having gone up, there concerning these things to be judged before me?’
[10] and Paul said, ‘At the tribunal of Caesar I am standing, where it behoveth me to be judged; to Jews I did no unrighteousness, as thou dost also very well know;
[11] for if indeed I am unrighteous, and anything worthy of death have done, I deprecate not to die; and if there is none of the things of which these accuse me, no one is able to make a favour of me to them; to Caesar I appeal!’
[12] then Festus, having communed with the council, answered, ‘To Caesar thou hast appealed; to Caesar thou shalt go.’
[13] And certain days having passed, Agrippa the king, and Bernice, came down to Caesarea saluting Festus,
[14] and as they were continuing there more days, Festus submitted to the king the things concerning Paul, saying, ‘There is a certain man, left by Felix, a prisoner,
[15] about whom, in my being at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews laid information, asking a decision against him,
[16] unto whom I answered, that it is not a custom of Romans to make a favour of any man to die, before that he who is accused may have the accusers face to face, and may receive place of defence in regard to the charge laid against him.
[17] ‘They, therefore, having come together-I, making no delay, on the succeeding day having sat upon the tribunal, did command the man to be brought,
[18] concerning whom the accusers, having stood up, were bringing against him no accusation of the things I was thinking of,
[19] but certain questions concerning their own religion they had against him, and concerning a certain Jesus who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive;
[20] and I, doubting in regard to the question concerning this, said, If he would wish to go on to Jerusalem, and there to be judged concerning these things-
[21] but Paul having appealed to be kept to the hearing of Sebastus, I did command him to be kept till I might send him unto Caesar.’
[22] And Agrippa said unto Festus, ‘I was wishing also myself to hear the man;’ and he said, ‘To-morrow thou shalt hear him;’
[23] on the morrow, therefore-on the coming of Agrippa and Bernice with much display, and they having entered into the audience chamber, with the chief captains also, and the principal men of the city, and Festus having ordered-Paul was brought forth.
[24] And Festus said, ‘King Agrippa, and all men who are present with us, ye see this one, about whom all the multitude of the Jews did deal with me, both in Jerusalem and here, crying out, He ought not to live any longer;
[25] and I, having found him to have done nothing worthy of death, and he also himself having appealed to Sebastus, I decided to send him,
[26] concerning whom I have no certain thing to write to my lord, wherefore I brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, king Agrippa, that the examination having been made, I may have something to write;
[27] for it doth seem to me irrational, sending a prisoner, not also to signify the charges against him.’