New Living Translation
But when the Jewish leaders protested the decision, I felt it necessary to appeal to Caesar, even though I had no desire to press charges against my own people.
King James Bible
But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.
Darby Bible Translation
But the Jews speaking against it, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar, not as having anything to accuse my nation of.
World English Bible
But when the Jews spoke against it, I was constrained to appeal to Caesar, not that I had anything about which to accuse my nation.
Young's Literal Translation
and the Jews having spoken against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar -- not as having anything to accuse my nation of;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
28:19 When the Jews opposed it - He speaks tenderly of them, not mentioning their repeated attempts to murder him. Not that I had any thing to accuse my nation of - Not that I had any design to accuse others, but merely to defend myself.
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Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home.
If I have done something worthy of death, I don't refuse to die. But if I am innocent, no one has a right to turn me over to these men to kill me. I appeal to Caesar!"
But Paul appealed to have his case decided by the emperor. So I ordered that he be held in custody until I could arrange to send him to Caesar."
And Agrippa said to Festus, "He could have been set free if he hadn't appealed to Caesar."
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