Paul Sent to Felix the Governor

Acts 23

23 And he called for two centurions, saying, "Prepare two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen to go to s Caesarea at the third hour of the night; 24 "and provide mounts to set Paul on, and bring him safely to Felix the governor." 25 He wrote a letter in the following manner:

26 Claudius Lysias,
To the most excellent governor Felix:
27 t This man was seized by the Jews and was about to be killed by them. Coming with the troops I rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman. 28 u And when I wanted to know the reason they accused him, I brought him before their council. 29 I found out that he was accused v concerning questions of their law, w but had nothing charged against him deserving of death or chains. 30 And x when it was told me that 1 the Jews lay in wait for the man, I sent him immediately to you, and y also commanded his accusers to state before you the charges against him.

31 Then the soldiers, as they were commanded, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris. 32 The next day they left the horsemen to go on with him, and returned to the barracks. 33 When they came to z Caesarea and had delivered the a letter to the governor, they also presented Paul to him. 34 And when the governor had read it, he asked what province he was from. And when he understood that he was from b Cilicia, 35 he said, c "I will hear you when your accusers also have come." And he commanded him to be kept in d Herod's 2 Praetorium.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 8:40
    But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.
    Acts 23:33
    When they came to Caesarea and had delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented Paul to him.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 21:30
    And all the city was disturbed; and the people ran together, seized Paul, and dragged him out of the temple; and immediately the doors were shut.
    Acts 21:33
    Then the commander came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and he asked who he was and what he had done.
    Acts 24:7
    But the commander Lysias came by and with great violence took him out of our hands.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 22:30
    The next day, because he wanted to know for certain why he was accused by the Jews, he released him from his bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all their council to appear, and brought Paul down and set him before them.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 18:15
    "But if it is a question of words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves; for I do not want to be a judge of such matters."
    Acts 25:19
    But had some questions against him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who had died, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 25:25
    But when I found that he had committed nothing deserving of death, and that he himself had appealed to Augustus, I decided to send him.
    Acts 26:31
    And when they had gone aside, they talked among themselves, saying, "This man is doing nothing deserving of death or chains.
  6. Cross References
    Acts 23:20
    And he said, "The Jews have agreed to ask that you bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as though they were going to inquire more fully about him.
  7. Cross References
    Acts 24:8
    "commanding his accusers to come to you. By examining him yourself you may ascertain all these things of which we accuse him."
    Acts 25:6
    And when he had remained among them more than ten days, he went down to Caesarea. And the next day, sitting on the judgment seat, he commanded Paul to be brought.
  8. Cross References
    Acts 8:40
    But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.
  9. Cross References
    Acts 23:26 - 30
    Claudius Lysias, To the most excellent governor Felix: Greetings.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 6:9
    Then there arose some from what is called the Synagogue of the Freedmen (Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and those from Cilicia and Asia), disputing with Stephen.
    Acts 21:39
    But Paul said, "I am a Jew from Tarsus, in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city; and I implore you, permit me to speak to the people.
  11. Cross References
    Acts 24:1
    Now after five days Ananias the high priest came down with the elders and a certain orator named Tertullus. These gave evidence to the governor against Paul.
    Acts 24:10
    Then Paul, after the governor had nodded to him to speak, answered: "Inasmuch as I know that you have been for many years a judge of this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself.
    Acts 25:16
    "To them I answered, 'It is not the custom of the Romans to deliver any man to destruction before the accused meets the accusers face to face, and has opportunity to answer for himself concerning the charge against him.'
  12. Cross References
    Matthew 27:27
    Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him.
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