New International Version
Festus answered, "Paul is being held at Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon.
King James Bible
But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither.
Darby Bible Translation
Festus therefore answered that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself was about to set out shortly.
World English Bible
However Festus answered that Paul should be kept in custody at Caesarea, and that he himself was about to depart shortly.
Young's Literal Translation
Then, indeed, Festus answered that Paul is kept in Caesarea, and himself is about speedily to go on thither,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea - It is truly astonishing that Festus should refuse this favor to the heads of the Jewish nation, which, to those who were not in the secret, must appear so very reasonable; and especially as, on his coming to the government, it might be considered an act that was likely to make him popular; and he could have no interest in denying their request. But God had told Paul that he should testify of him at Rome; and he disposed the heart of Festus to act as he did; and thus disappointed the malice of the Jews, and fulfilled his own gracious design.
He - would depart shortly - So had the providence of God disposed matters that Festus was obliged to return speedily to Caesarea; and thus had not time to preside in such a trial at Jerusalem. And this reason must appear sufficient to the Jews; and especially as he gave them all liberty to come and appear against him, who were able to prove the alleged charges.
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Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.
He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard but to give him some freedom and permit his friends to take care of his needs.
When two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, but because Felix wanted to grant a favor to the Jews, he left Paul in prison.
Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem,
Let some of your leaders come with me, and if the man has done anything wrong, they can press charges against him there."
After spending eight or ten days with them, Festus went down to Caesarea. The next day he convened the court and ordered that Paul be brought before him.
A few days later King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus.
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