New Living Translation
But Festus replied that Paul was at Caesarea and he himself would be returning 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:4 But Festus answered - So Festus's care to preserve the imperial privileges was the means of preserving Paul's life. By what invisible springs does God govern the world! With what silence, and yet with what wisdom and energy!
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 "And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. "But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. "For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner. "King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest. "Then Agrippa said …
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Meanwhile, Philip found himself farther north at the town of Azotus. He preached the Good News there and in every town along the way until he came to Caesarea.
He ordered an officer to keep Paul in custody but to give him some freedom and allow his friends to visit him and take care of his needs.
After two years went by in this way, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And because Felix wanted to gain favor with the Jewish people, he left Paul in prison.
Three days after Festus arrived in Caesarea to take over his new responsibilities, he left for Jerusalem,
So he said, "Those of you in authority can return with me. If Paul has done anything wrong, you can make your accusations."
About eight or ten days later Festus returned to Caesarea, and on the following day he took his seat in court and ordered that Paul be brought in.
A few days later King Agrippa arrived with his sister, Bernice, to pay their respects to Festus.
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