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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.
American Standard Version
Howbeit Festus answered, that Paul was kept in charge at Caesarea, and that he himself was about to depart thither'shortly.
Young's Literal Translation
Then, indeed, Festus answered that Paul is kept in Caesarea, and himself is about speedily to go on thither,
Acts 25:4 Additional TranslationsClarke'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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Acts 8:40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he kept preaching the gospel to all the cities until he came to Caesarea.
Acts 24:23 Then he gave orders to the centurion for him to be kept in custody and yet have some freedom, and not to prevent any of his friends from ministering to him.
Acts 25:1 Festus then, having arrived in the province, three days later went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
Acts 25:6 After he had spent not more than eight or ten days among them, he went down to Caesarea, and on the next day he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered Paul to be brought.
Acts 25:16 "I answered them that it is not the custom of the Romans to hand over any man before the accused meets his accusers face to face and has an opportunity to make his defense against the charges.
Acts 25:4 Parallel CommentariesCaesarea Caesare'a Cesarea Custody Depart Festus Held However Indeed Intended Kept Leave Paul Prison Short Shortly Soon Speedily ThitherCaesarea Caesare'a Cesarea Custody Depart Festus Held However Indeed Intended Kept Leave Paul Prison Short Shortly Soon Speedily ThitherTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Acts 8:40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.
Acts 24:23 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.
Acts 24:27 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.
Acts 25:1 Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem,
Acts 25:5 Let some of your leaders come with me, and if the man has done anything wrong, they can press charges against him there."
Acts 25:6 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.
Acts 25:13 A few days later King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus.