Acts 25:16
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English Standard Version
I answered them that it was not the custom of the Romans to give up anyone before the accused met the accusers face to face and had opportunity to make his defense concerning the charge laid against him.

King James Bible
To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

American Standard Version
To whom I answered, that it is not the custom of the Romans to give up any man, before that the accused have the accusers face to face, and have had opportunity to make his defense concerning the matter laid against him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom I answered: It is not the custom of the Romans to condemn any man, before that he who is accused have his accusers present, and have liberty to make his answer, to clear himself of the things laid to his charge.

English Revised Version
To whom I answered, that it is not the custom of the Romans to give up any man, before that the accused have the accusers face to face, and have had opportunity to make his defence concerning the matter laid against him.

Webster's Bible Translation
To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before he who is accused hath the accusers face to face, and hath license to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

Weymouth New Testament
My reply was that it is not the custom among the Romans to give up any one for punishment before the accused has had his accusers face to face, and has had an opportunity of defending himself against the charge which has been brought against him.

Acts 25:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Opportunity (τόπον)

Lit., place. An unclassical use of the word.

Acts 25:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

It is not.

Acts 25:4,5 But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither...

and have.

Acts 26:1 Then Agrippa said to Paul, You are permitted to speak for yourself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself:

Deuteronomy 17:4 And it be told you, and you have heard of it, and inquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain...

Deuteronomy 19:17,18 Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges...

Proverbs 18:13,17 He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him...

John 7:51 Does our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he does?

Cross References
Luke 12:11
And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say,

Acts 23:30
And when it was disclosed to me that there would be a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once, ordering his accusers also to state before you what they have against him."

Acts 23:35
he said, "I will give you a hearing when your accusers arrive." And he commanded him to be guarded in Herod's praetorium.

Acts 25:4
Festus replied that Paul was being kept at Caesarea and that he himself intended to go there shortly.

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