Acts 25:2
New International Version
where the chief priests and the Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul.

New Living Translation
where the leading priests and other Jewish leaders met with him and made their accusations against Paul.

English Standard Version
And the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews laid out their case against Paul, and they urged him,

Berean Study Bible
where the chief priests and Jewish leaders presented their case against Paul. They urged Festus

Berean Literal Bible
And the chief priests and the chiefs of the Jews made a presentation before him against Paul, and they were begging him,

New American Standard Bible
And the chief priests and the leading men of the Jews brought charges against Paul, and they were urging him,

New King James Version
Then the high priest and the chief men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they petitioned him,

King James Bible
Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him,

Christian Standard Bible
The chief priests and the leaders of the Jews presented their case against Paul to him; and they appealed,

Contemporary English Version
There the chief priests and some Jewish leaders told him about their charges against Paul. They also asked Festus

Good News Translation
where the chief priests and the Jewish leaders brought their charges against Paul. They begged Festus

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the chief priests and the leaders of the Jews presented their case against Paul to him; and they appealed,

International Standard Version
The high priests and Jewish leaders informed him of their charges against Paul, urging

NET Bible
So the chief priests and the most prominent men of the Jews brought formal charges against Paul to him.

New Heart English Bible
Then the high priest and the principal men of the Jews informed him against Paul, and they urged him,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And The Chief Priests and the Rulers of the Jews informed him concerning Paulus and they were inquiring of him,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The chief priests and the other important Jewish leaders informed Festus about their charges against Paul. They were urging

New American Standard 1977
And the chief priests and the leading men of the Jews brought charges against Paul; and they were urging him,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the prince of the priests and the principals of the Jews informed him against Paul and besought him,

King James 2000 Bible
Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and urged him,

American King James Version
Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and sought him,

American Standard Version
And the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they besought him,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the chief priests, and principal men of the Jews, went unto him against Paul: and they besought him,

Darby Bible Translation
And the chief priests and the chief of the Jews laid informations before him against Paul, and besought him,

English Revised Version
And the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they besought him,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him,

Weymouth New Testament
The High Priests and the leading men among the Jews immediately made representations to him against Paul, and begged him--

World English Bible
Then the high priest and the principal men of the Jews informed him against Paul, and they begged him,

Young's Literal Translation
and the chief priest and the principal men of the Jews made manifest to him the things against Paul, and were calling on him,
Study Bible
Paul's Trial Before Festus
1Three days after his arrival in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem, 2where the chief priests and Jewish leaders presented their case against Paul. They urged Festus 3to grant them a concession against Paul by summoning him to Jerusalem, because they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way.…
Cross References
Acts 24:1
Five days later, the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, who presented to the governor their case against Paul.

Acts 25:15
While I was in Jerusalem, the chief priests and elders of the Jews presented their case and requested a judgment against him.

Acts 25:24
Then Festus said, "King Agrippa and all who are present with us, you see this man. The whole Jewish community has petitioned me about him, both here and in Jerusalem, crying out that he ought not to live any longer.

Acts 28:17
After three days, he called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had gathered, he said to them, "Brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers, I was taken prisoner in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans.

1 Thessalonians 2:16
hindering us from telling the Gentiles how they may be saved. As a result, they continue to heap up their sins to full capacity; the utmost wrath has come upon them.

Treasury of Scripture

Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and sought him,

Acts 25:15
About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him.

Acts 24:1
And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

Job 31:31
If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.







Lexicon
[where]
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

chief priests
ἀρχιερεῖς (archiereis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Jewish
Ἰουδαίων (Ioudaiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.

leaders
πρῶτοι (prōtoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4413: First, before, principal, most important. Contracted superlative of pro; foremost.

presented their case
ἐνεφάνισάν (enephanisan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1718: To make visible (manifest); hence: I report (inform) against; pass: I appear before. From emphanes; to exhibit or disclose.

against
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

Paul.
Παύλου (Paulou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.

They
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

urged
παρεκάλουν (parekaloun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

[Festus]
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(2) Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews . . .--Some of the best MSS. give the plural, "the chief priests." It is clear that they hoped to take advantage of the newness of Festus to his office. He was likely enough, they thought, to accept their statements and to yield to the pressure of those who had shown themselves powerful enough to bring about his predecessor's recall. And they have not forgotten their old tactics. Once again priests and scribes are ready to avail themselves of the weapon of the assassin. Possibly Festus had heard from Felix or Lysias, or others, of the former plot, and took care to be on his guard against this, and so the conspirators were again baffled.

Verse 2. - And for then, A.V.; chief priests for high priest, A.V. and T.R.; principal men for chief, A.V.; and they besought for and besought, A.V. Chief priests; as in ver. 15 and Acts 22:30. But the reading of the T.R., "the high priest," is more in accordance with Acts 24:1, and is approved by Alford. The high priest at this time was no longer Ananias, but Ismael the son of Phabi, who was appointed by King Agrippa towards the close of Felix's government (Josephus, 'Ant. Jud.,' 20. 8:8). He went to Rome to appeal to Nero about the wall which the Jews had built to screen the temple from being overlooked, and which Agrippa had ordered to be pulled down; and being detained at Rome as a hostage, he was succeeded in the high priesthood by Joseph Cabi the son of Simon. We may feel sure that on this occasion he was present before Festus, for he had not yet gone to Rome. Informed him (ἐνεφάνισαν); see Acts 24:1, note. The principal men of the Jews (οἱ πρῶτοι). In ver. 15 Festus speaks of them as οἱ πρεσβύτεροι. The question arises as to whether the two phrases are identical in their meaning. Meyer thinks that the πρῶτοι includes leading men who were not elders, i.e. not Sanhedrists. Josephus calls the leading Jews of Caesarea οἱ πρωτεύοντες τῶν Ἰουδαίων ('Ant. Jud.,' 20. 8:9). 25:1-12 See how restless malice is. Persecutors deem it a peculiar favour to have their malice gratified. Preaching Christ, the end of the law, was no offence against the law. In suffering times the prudence of the Lord's people is tried, as well as their patience; they need wisdom. It becomes those who are innocent, to insist upon their innocence. Paul was willing to abide by the rules of the law, and to let that take its course. If he deserved death, he would accept the punishment. But if none of the things whereof they accused him were true, no man could deliver him unto them, with justice. Paul is neither released nor condemned. It is an instance of the slow steps which Providence takes; by which we are often made ashamed, both of our hopes and of our fears, and are kept waiting on God.
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