Acts 25:13
New International Version
A few days later King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus.

New Living Translation
A few days later King Agrippa arrived with his sister, Bernice, to pay their respects to Festus.

English Standard Version
Now when some days had passed, Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at Caesarea and greeted Festus.

Berean Study Bible
After several days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice came down to Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus.

Berean Literal Bible
Now some days having passed, Agrippa the king and Bernice came down to Caesarea, greeting Festus.

New American Standard Bible
Now when several days had elapsed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea and paid their respects to Festus.

King James Bible
And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to salute Festus.

Christian Standard Bible
Several days later, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesarea and paid a courtesy call on Festus.

Contemporary English Version
A few days later King Agrippa and Bernice came to Caesarea to visit Festus.

Good News Translation
Some time later King Agrippa and Bernice came to Caesarea to pay a visit of welcome to Festus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After some days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesarea and paid a courtesy call on Festus.

International Standard Version
After several days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice came to Caesarea to welcome Festus.

NET Bible
After several days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus.

New Heart English Bible
Now when some days had passed, Agrippa the King and Bernice arrived at Caesarea, and greeted Festus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when some days passed, Agrippa The King and Bernice came down to Caesarea to inquire the welfare of Festus.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Later King Agrippa and Bernice came to the city of Caesarea to welcome Festus.

New American Standard 1977
Now when several days had elapsed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea, and paid their respects to Festus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And after certain days King Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to salute Festus.

King James 2000 Bible
And after some days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to greet Festus.

American King James Version
And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came to Caesarea to salute Festus.

American Standard Version
Now when certain days were passed, Agrippa the King and Bernice arrived at Caesarea, and saluted Festus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after some days, king Agrippa and Bernice came down to Caesarea to salute Festus.

Darby Bible Translation
And when certain days had elapsed, Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to salute Festus.

English Revised Version
Now when certain days were passed, Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at Caesarea, and saluted Festus.

Webster's Bible Translation
And after certain days, king Agrippa and Bernice came to Cesarea, to salute Festus.

Weymouth New Testament
A short time after this, Agrippa the king and Bernice came to Caesarea to pay a complimentary visit to Festus;

World English Bible
Now when some days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea, and greeted Festus.

Young's Literal Translation
And certain days having passed, Agrippa the king, and Bernice, came down to Caesarea saluting Festus,
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Festus Consults King Agrippa
12Then Festus conferred with his council and replied, “You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you will go!” 13After several days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice came down to Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus. 14Since they were staying several days, Festus laid out Paul’s case before the king: “There is a certain man whom Felix left in prison.…
Cross References
Acts 8:40
But Philip appeared at Azotus and traveled through that region, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Acts 25:1
Three days after his arrival in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem,

Acts 25:4
But Festus replied, "Paul is being held in Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon.

Acts 25:12
Then Festus conferred with his council and replied, "You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you will go!"

Acts 25:23
The next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp and entered the auditorium, along with the commanders and leading men of the city. And Festus ordered that Paul be brought in.

Treasury of Scripture

And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came to Caesarea to salute Festus.

king.

Acts 25:22,23 Then Agrippa said to Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To …

Acts 26:1,27,28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, You are permitted to speak for yourself. …

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1 Samuel 13:10 And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering …

1 Samuel 25:14 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold, …

2 Samuel 8:10 Then Toi sent Joram his son to king David, to salute him, and to …

2 Kings 10:13 Jehu met with the brothers of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who …

Mark 15:18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!







Lexicon
[After]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

several
τινῶν (tinōn)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

days
Ἡμερῶν (Hēmerōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

had passed,
διαγενομένων (diagenomenōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1230: To pass (of time); I continue through, intervene. From dia and ginomai; to elapse meanwhile.

King
βασιλεὺς (basileus)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 935: A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

Agrippa
Ἀγρίππας (Agrippas)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 67: Agrippa, i.e. Herod Agrippa II. Apparently from agrios and hippos; wild-horse tamer; Agrippas, one of the Herods.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Bernice
Βερνίκη (Bernikē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 959: From a provincial form of phero and nike; victorious; Bernice, a member of the Herodian family.

came down
κατήντησαν (katēntēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2658: From kata and a derivative of anti; to meet against, i.e. Arrive at.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Caesarea
Καισάρειαν (Kaisareian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2542: From Kaisar; Caesaria, the name of two places in Palestine.

to pay their respects
ἀσπασάμενοι (aspasamenoi)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 782: To greet, salute, pay my respects to, welcome. To enfold in the arms, i.e. to salute, to welcome.

to Festus.
Φῆστον (Phēston)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5347: Festus. Of Latin derivation; festal; Phestus, a Roman.
(13) King Agrippa and Bernice.--Each of the characters thus brought on the scene has a somewhat memorable history. (1) The former closes the line of the Herodian house. He was the son of the Agrippa whose tragic end is related in Acts 12:20-23, and was but seventeen years of age at the time of his father's death, in A.D. 44. He did not succeed to the kingdom of Judaea, which was placed under the government of a procurator; but on the death of his uncle Herod, the king of Chalcis, in A.D. 48, received the sovereignty of that region from Claudius, and with it the superintendence of the Temple and the nomination of the high priests. Four years later he received the tetrarchies that had been governed by his great-uncles Philip and Lysanias (Luke 3:1), with the title of king. In A.D. 55 Nero increased his kingdom by adding some of the cities of Galilee (Jos. Ant. xix. 9, ? 1; xx. 1, ? 3; 8, ? 5). He lived to see the destruction of Jerusalem, and died under Trajan (A.D. 100) at the age of seventy-three. (2) The history of Bernice, or Berenice (the name seems to have been a Macedonian form of Pherenice) reads like a horrible romance, or a page from the chronicles of the Borgias. She was the eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa I., and was married at an early age to her uncle the king of Chalcis. Alliances of this nature were common in the Herodian house, and the Herodias of the Gospels passed from an incestuous marriage to an incestuous adultery. (See Note on Matthew 14:1.) On his death Berenice remained for some years a widow, but dark rumours began to spread that her brother Agrippa, who had succeeded to the principality of Chalcis, and who gave her, as in the instance before us, something like queenly honours, was living with her in a yet darker form of incest, and was reproducing in Judaea the vices of which his father's friend, Caligula, had set so terrible an example (Sueton. Calig. c. 24). With a view to screening herself against these suspicions she persuaded Polemon, king of Cilicia, to take her as his queen, and to profess himself a convert to Judaism, as Azizus had done for her sister Drusilla (see Note on Acts 24:24), and accept circumcision. The ill-omened marriage did not prosper. The queen's unbridled passions once more gained the mastery. She left her husband, and he got rid at once of her and her religion. Her powers of fascination, however, were still great, and she knew how to profit by them in the hour of her country's ruin. Vespasian was attracted by her queenly dignity, and yet more by the magnificence of her queenly gifts. His son Titus took his place in her long list of lovers. She came as his mistress to Rome, and it was said that he had promised her marriage. This, however, was more than even the senate of the empire could tolerate, and Titus was compelled by the pressure of public opinion to dismiss her, out his grief in doing so was matter of notoriety, "Dimisit invitus invitam" (Sueton. Titus, c. 7 Tacit. Hist. ii. 81; Jos. Ant. xx. 7, ? 3). The whole story furnished Juvenal with a picture of depravity which stands almost as a pendent to that of Messalina (Sat. vi. 155?9).

To salute Festus.--This visit was probably, as the word indicates, of the nature of a formal recognition of the new procurator on his arrival in the province.

Verse 13. - Now when certain days were passed for and after certain days, A.V.; Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at for King Agrippa and Bernice came unto, A.V.; and saluted for to salute, A.V. and T.R. Agrippa the king. Herod Agrippa II., son of Herod Agrippa I. (Acts 12.), and consequently brother of Drusilla (Acts 24:24). He was only seventeen at his father's death, and so not considered by Claudius a safe person to entrust his father's large dominions to. But he gave him Chalets, and afterwards, in exchange for it, other dominions. It was he who made Ismael the son of Phabi high priest, and who built the palace at Jerusalem which overlooked the temple, and gave great offence to the Jews. He was the last of the Herods, and reigned above fifty years. Bernice was his sister, but was thought to be living in an incestuous intercourse with him. She had been the wife of her uncle Herod, Prince of Chalets; and on his death lived with her brother. She then for a while became the wife of Polemo, King of Cicilia, but soon returned to Herod Agrippa. She afterwards became the mistress of Vespasian and of Titus in succession (Alford). And saluted; ἀσπασόμενοι, which reading Meyer and Alford both retain. The reading of the R.T. is ἀσπασάμενοι. It is quite in accordance with the position of a dependent king, that he should come and pay his respects to the new Roman governor at Caesarea. 25:13-27 Agrippa had the government of Galilee. How many unjust and hasty judgments the Roman maxim, ver. 16, condemn! This heathen, guided only by the light of nature, followed law and custom exactly, yet how many Christians will not follow the rules of truth, justice, and charity, in judging their brethren! The questions about God's worship, the way of salvation, and the truths of the gospel, may appear doubtful and without interest, to worldly men and mere politicians. See how slightly this Roman speaks of Christ, and of the great controversy between the Jews and the Christians. But the day is at hand when Festus and the whole world will see, that all the concerns of the Roman empire were but trifles and of no consequence, compared with this question of Christ's resurrection. Those who have had means of instruction, and have despised them, will be awfully convinced of their sin and folly. Here was a noble assembly brought together to hear the truths of the gospel, though they only meant to gratify their curiosity by attending to the defence of a prisoner. Many, even now, attend at the places of hearing the word of God with great pomp, and too often with no better motive than curiosity. And though ministers do not now stand as prisoners to make a defence for their lives, yet numbers affect to sit in judgment upon them, desirous to make them offenders for a word, rather than to learn from them the truth and will of God, for the salvation of their souls But the pomp of this appearance was outshone by the real glory of the poor prisoner at the bar. What was the honour of their fine appearance, compared with that of Paul's wisdom, and grace, and holiness; his courage and constancy in suffering for Christ! It is no small mercy to have God clear up our righteousness as the light, and our just dealing as the noon-day; to have nothing certain laid to our charge. And God makes even the enemies of his people to do them right.
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