I told them it was not the Roman custom to hand a man over before he has an opportunity to face his accusers and defend himself against their charges.
Cross ReferencesLuke 12:11
When you are brought before the synagogues, rulers, and authorities, do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say.
When I was informed that there was a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also instructed his accusers to present their case against him before you."
he said, "I will hear your case when your accusers arrive." Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod's Praetorium.
But Festus replied, "Paul is being held in Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon.
Chapter Outline1. The Jews accuse Paul before Festus.
8. He answers for himself,
11. and appeals unto Caesar.
14. Afterwards Festus opens his matter to king Agrippa;
23. and he is brought forth.
25. Festus clears him of having done anything worthy of death.
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