And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul…
Where may a Christian seek his denied rights? He may appeal —
1. From the sentence of the wicked to the judgment of the righteous.
2. From the passions of the moment to the justice of the future.
3. From the opinions of the world to the testimony of his own conscience.
4. From the tribunal of man to the judgment seat of God.
Unto Caesar thou shalt go. —
I. WHENCE THIS DECISIVE SENTENCE PROCEEDED.
1. From Festus as the speaker.
2. From Paul as the wisher of it.
3. From the Lord as the designer and confirmer of it.
II. TO WHOM IT RELATED.
1. To Paul as its subject.
2. To the Romans, who should soon be affected by it — many were converted by Paul.
3. To the world in general.
III. THE RESULTS WHICH FOLLOWED IT.
1. The plan of the Jews for Paul's murder was frustrated.
2. Paul's wish to go to Rome was fulfilled.
(J. H. Tasson.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.