English Standard Version
Festus replied that Paul was being kept at Caesarea and that he himself intended to go there shortly.
King James Bible
But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither.
American Standard Version
Howbeit Festus answered, that Paul was kept in charge at Caesarea, and that he himself was about to depart thither'shortly.
But Festus answered: That Paul was kept in Caesarea, and that he himself would very shortly depart thither.
English Revised Version
Howbeit Festus answered, that Paul was kept in charge at Caesarea, and that he himself was about to depart thither shortly.
Webster's Bible Translation
But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Cesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither.
Weymouth New Testament
Festus, however, replied that Paul was in custody in Caesarea, and that he was himself going there very soon.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Should be kept (τηρεῖσθαι)
This puts it as a peremptory denial of the Jews' request by Festus; whereas it is only his statement of a fact. Render, as Rev., that Paul was kept in charge. Festus' reply is conciliatory, and is put on the ground of convenience.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Acts 25:16 "I answered them that it is not the custom of the Romans to hand over any man before the accused meets his accusers face to face and has an opportunity to make his defense against the charges.
But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.
Then he gave orders to the centurion that he should be kept in custody but have some liberty, and that none of his friends should be prevented from attending to his needs.
When two years had elapsed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And desiring to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul in prison.
Now three days after Festus had arrived in the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
"So," said he, "let the men of authority among you go down with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them bring charges against him."
After he stayed among them not more than eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea. And the next day he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered Paul to be brought.
Now when some days had passed, Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at Caesarea and greeted Festus.
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