New American Standard Bible
Festus then answered that Paul was being kept in custody at Caesarea and that he himself was about to leave shortly.
King James Bible
But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither.
Darby Bible Translation
Festus therefore answered that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself was about to set out shortly.
World English Bible
However Festus answered that Paul should be kept in custody at Caesarea, and that he himself was about to depart shortly.
Young's Literal Translation
Then, indeed, Festus answered that Paul is kept in Caesarea, and himself is about speedily to go on thither,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But Festus answered ... - What induced Festus to refuse their request is not known. It is probable, however, that he was apprised that Paul was a Roman citizen, and that his case could not come before the Jewish Sanhedrin, but must be heard by himself. As Caesarea was also at that time the residence of the Roman governor, and the place of holding the courts, and as Paul was lodged there safely, there did not appear to be any sufficient reason for removing him to Jerusalem for trial. Festus, however, granted them all that they could reasonably ask, and assured them that he should have a speedy trial.
LibraryWhether Ambition is Opposed to Magnanimity by Excess?
Objection 1: It seems that ambition is not opposed to magnanimity by excess. For one mean has only one extreme opposed to it on the one side. Now presumption is opposed to magnanimity by excess as stated above (Q, A). Therefore ambition is not opposed to it by excess. Objection 2: Further, magnanimity is about honors; whereas ambition seems to regard positions of dignity: for it is written (2 Macc. 4:7) that "Jason ambitiously sought the high priesthood." Therefore ambition is not opposed …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
"Almost Thou Persuadest Me"
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.
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.
But after two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and wishing to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul imprisoned.
Festus then, having arrived in the province, three days later went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
"Therefore," he said, "let the influential men among you go there with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them prosecute him."
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.
Now when several days had elapsed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea and paid their respects to Festus.
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