New International Version
Provide horses for Paul so that he may be taken safely to Governor Felix."
King James Bible
And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.
Darby Bible Translation
And [he ordered them] to provide beasts, that they might set Paul on them and carry [him] safe through to Felix the governor,
World English Bible
He asked them to provide animals, that they might set Paul on one, and bring him safely to Felix the governor.
Young's Literal Translation
beasts also provide, that, having set Paul on, they may bring him safe unto Felix the governor;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Provide them beasts - One for Paul, and some others for his immediate keepers.
Felix the governor - This Felix was a freed man of the Emperor Claudius, and brother of Pallas, chief favourite of the emperor. Tacitus calls him Antonius Felix; and gives us to understand that he governed with all the authority of a king, and the baseness and insolence of a quondam slave. E libertis Antonius Felix per omnem saevitiam ac libidinem jus regium servili ingenio exercuit. Hist. v. 9. He had, according to Suetonius, in his life of Claudius, chap. 28, three queens to his wives; that is, he was married thrice, and each time to the daughter or niece of a king. Drusilla, the sister of Agrippa, was his wife at this time; see Acts 24:24. He was an unrighteous governor; a base, mercenary, and bad man: see Acts 24:2.
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'And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of Me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.'--ACTS xxiii. 11. It had long been Paul's ambition to 'preach the Gospel to you that are at Rome also.' His settled policy, as shown by this Book of the Acts, was to fly at the head, to attack the great centres of population. We trace him from Antioch to Philippi, Thessalonica, Athens, Corinth, Ephesus; and of course Rome was the …
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Early Life the Place of Paul +The Man
He wrote a letter as follows:
Claudius Lysias, To His Excellency, Governor Felix: Greetings.
When the cavalry arrived in Caesarea, they delivered the letter to the governor and handed Paul over to him.
Five days later the high priest Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor.
Everywhere and in every way, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with profound gratitude.
When the governor motioned for him to speak, Paul replied: "I know that for a number of years you have been a judge over this nation; so I gladly make my defense.
Since they were spending many days there, Festus discussed Paul's case with the king. He said: "There is a man here whom Felix left as a prisoner.
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