Acts 25:4
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Acts 25:4 Parallel
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Vincent'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.

Acts 25:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Acts 8:40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he kept preaching the gospel to all the cities until he came to Caesarea.

Acts 24:23 Then he gave orders to the centurion for him to be kept in custody and yet have some freedom, and not to prevent any of his friends from ministering to him.

Acts 25:1 Festus then, having arrived in the province, three days later went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.

Acts 25:6 After he had spent not more than eight or ten days among them, he went down to Caesarea, and on the next day he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered Paul to be brought.

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.

Cross References
Acts 8:40
But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Acts 24:23
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.

Acts 24:27
When two years had elapsed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And desiring to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul in prison.

Acts 25:1
Now three days after Festus had arrived in the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.

Acts 25:5
"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."

Acts 25:6
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.

Acts 25:13
Now when some days had passed, Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at Caesarea and greeted Festus.

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