Acts 25:3
Good News Translation
to do them the favor of having Paul come to Jerusalem, for they had made a plot to kill him on the way.

New Revised Standard Version
and requested, as a favor to them against Paul, to have him transferred to Jerusalem. They were, in fact, planning an ambush to kill him along the way.

Contemporary English Version
if he would be willing to bring Paul to Jerusalem. They begged him to do this because they were planning to attack and kill Paul on the way.

New American Bible
as a favor to have him sent to Jerusalem, for they were plotting to kill him along the way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Requesting favour against him, that he would command him to be brought to Jerusalem, laying wait to kill him in the way.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Requesting favour against him, that he would command him to be brought to Jerusalem, laying wait to kill him in the way.


Acts 9:2 And asked of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogues: that if he found any men and women of this way, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

1 Samuel 23:19-21 And the Ziphites went up to Saul, in Gabaa, saying: Lo, doth not David lie hid with us in the strong holds of the wood, in mount Hachila, which is on the right hand of the desert. . . .

Jeremiah 38:4 And the princes said to the king. We beseech thee that this man may be put to death: for on purpose he weakeneth the hands of the men of war, that remain in this city, and the hands of the people, speaking to them according to these words: for this man seeketh not peace to this people, but evil.

Mark 6:23-25 And he swore to her: Whatsoever thou shalt ask I will give thee, though it be the half of my kingdom. . . .

Luke 23:8-24 And Herod seeing Jesus, was very glad: for he was desirous of a long time to see him, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to see some sign wrought by him. . . .


Acts 23:12-15 And when day was come, some of the Jews gathered together and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they killed Paul. . . .

Acts 26:9-11 And I indeed did formerly think that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. . . .

Psalm 37:32,33 The wicked watcheth the just man, and seeketh to put him to death, . . .

Psalm 64:2-6 Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; from the multitude of the workers of iniquity. . . .

Psalm 140:1-5 Unto the end, a psalm of David. [2] Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust man. . . .

Jeremiah 18:18 And they said: Come, and let us invent devices against Jeremiah: for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet: come, and let us strike him with the tongue, and let us give no heed to all his words.

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you; because they have not known the Father nor me.

Romans 3:8 And not rather (as we are slandered and as some affirm that we say) let us do evil that there may come good? Whose damnation is just.

Paul's Trial Before Festus
2And the chief priests and principal men of the Jews went unto him against Paul: and they besought him, 3Requesting favour against him, that he would command him to be brought to Jerusalem, laying wait to kill him in the way. 4But Festus answered: That Paul was kept in Caesarea: and that he himself would very shortly depart thither.…
Cross References
Acts 9:24
But their lying in wait was made known to Saul. And they watched the gates also day and night, that they might kill him.

2 Corinthians 11:26
In journeying often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own nation, in perils from the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils from false brethren:

Acts 25:2
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