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Acts 23:23 - 23:35

Paul Is Brought to Caesarea

23 And when he called to him two of the centurions, he said, “Make ready two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen to proceed to Caesarea by the third hour of the night,
24 and provide mounts to put Paul on and bring him safely to Felix the governor.” 25 And he wrote a letter having this form: 26
“Claudius Lysias, to the most excellent governor Felix, greetings.
“When this man was arrested by the Jews and was about to be slain by them, I came up to them with the troops and rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman.
And wanting to ascertain the charge for which they were accusing him, I brought him down to their Sanhedrin;
and I found him to be accused over questions about their Law, but under no accusation deserving death or imprisonment.
“And when I was informed that there would be a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once, also instructing his accusers to speak against him before you.”
31 So the soldiers, according to their orders, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris. 32 But the next day, leaving the horsemen to go on with him, they returned to the barracks. 33 When these had come to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented Paul to him. 34 And when he had read it, he asked from what province he was, and when he learned that he was from Cilicia, 35 he said, “I will give you a hearing after your accusers arrive also,” giving orders for him to be kept in Herod’s Praetorium.