But I found he had done nothing worthy of death, and since he has now appealed to the Emperor, I decided to send him.
Cross ReferencesJeremiah 26:16
Then the officials and all the people told the priests and prophets, "This man is not worthy of death, for he has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God!"
Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no basis for a charge against this man."
I found that the accusation involved questions about their own Law, but there was no charge worthy of death or imprisonment.
If, however, I am guilty of anything worthy of death, I do not refuse to die. But if there is no truth to their accusations against me, no one can hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!"
I have nothing definite to write to our sovereign one about him. Therefore I have brought him before all of you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that after this inquiry I may have something to write.
When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion named Julius, who belonged to the Augustan Regiment.
They examined me and wanted to release me, because there was no basis for a death sentence against me.
Chapter Outline1. The Jews accuse Paul before Festus.
8. He answers for himself,
11. and appeals unto Caesar.
14. Afterwards Festus opens his matter to king Agrippa;
23. and he is brought forth.
25. Festus clears him of having done anything worthy of death.
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