Paul appeals to Caesar. King Agrippa desires to hear him.
1 Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
Festus ergo cum venisset in provinciam, post triduum ascendit Jerosolymam a Caesarea.
2 And the chief priests, and principal men of the Jews, went unto him against Paul: and they besought him,
Adieruntque eum principes sacerdotum, et primi Judaeorum adversus Paulum : et rogabant eum,
3 Requesting favour against him, that he would command him to be brought to Jerusalem, laying wait to kill him in the way.
postulantes gratiam adversus eum, ut juberet perduci eum in Jerusalem, insidias tendentes ut interficerent eum in via.
4 But Festus answered: That Paul was kept in Caesarea, and that he himself would very shortly depart thither.
Festus autem respondit servari Paulum in Caesarea : se autem maturius profecturum.
5 Let them, therefore, saith he, among you that are able, go down with me, and accuse him, if there be any crime in the man.
Qui ergo in vobis, ait, potentes sunt, descendentes simul, si quod est in viro crimen, accusent eum.
6 And having tarried among them no more than eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea, and the next day he sat in the judgment seat; and commanded Paul to be brought.
Demoratus autem inter eos dies non amplius quam octo, aut decem, descendit Caesaream, et altera die sedit pro tribunali, et jussit Paulum adduci.
7 Who being brought, the Jews stood about him, who were come down from Jerusalem, objecting many and grievous causes, which they could not prove;
Qui cum perductus esset, circumsteterunt eum, qui ab Jerosolyma descenderant Judaei, multas et graves causas objicientes, quas non poterant probare.
8 Paul making answer for himself: Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar, have I offended in any thing.
Paulo rationem reddente : Quoniam neque in legem Judaeorum, neque in templum, neque in Caesarem quidquam peccavi.
9 But Festus, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, answering Paul, said: Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?
Festus autem volens gratiam praestare Judaeis, respondens Paulo, dixit : Vis Jerosolymam ascendere, et ibi de his judicari apud me?
10 Then Paul said: I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged. To the Jews I have done no injury, as thou very well knowest.
Dixit autem Paulus : Ad tribunal Caesaris sto, ibi me oportet judicari : Judaeis non nocui, sicut tu melius nosti.
11 For if I have injured them, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die. But if there be none of these things whereof they accuse me, no man may deliver me to them: I appeal to Caesar.
Si enim nocui, aut dignum morte aliquid feci, non recuso mori : si vero nihil est eorum quae hi accusant me, nemo potest me illis donare. Caesarem appello.
12 Then Festus having conferred with the council, answered: Hast thou appealed to Caesar? To Caesar shalt thou go.
Tunc Festus cum concilio locutus, respondit : Caesarem appellasti? ad Caesarem ibis.
13 And after some days, king Agrippa and Bernice came down to Caesarea to salute Festus.
Et cum dies aliquot transacti essent, Agrippa rex et Bernice descenderunt Caesaream ad salutandum Festum.
14 And as they tarried there many days, Festus told the king of Paul, saying: A certain man was left prisoner by Felix.
Et cum dies plures ibi demorarentur, Festus regi indicavit de Paulo, dicens : Vir quidam est derelictus a Felice vinctus,
15 About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests, and the ancients of the Jews, came unto me, desiring condemnation against him.
de quo cum essem Jerosolymis, adierunt me principes sacerdotum, et seniores Judaeorum, postulantes adversus illum damnationem.
16 To whom I answered: It is not the custom of the Romans to condemn any man, before that he who is accused have his accusers present, and have liberty to make his answer, to clear himself of the things laid to his charge.
Ad quos respondi : Quia non est Romanis consuetudo damnare aliquem hominem prius quam is qui accusatur praesentes habeat accusatores, locumque defendendi accipiat ad abluenda crimina.
17 When therefore they were come hither, without any delay, on the day following, sitting in the judgment seat, I commanded the man to be brought.
Cum ergo huc convenissent sine ulla dilatione, sequenti die sedens pro tribunali, jussi adduci virum.
18 Against whom, when the accusers stood up, they brought no accusation of things which I thought ill of:
De quo, cum stetissent accusatores, nullam causam deferebant, de quibus ego suspicabar malum.
19 But had certain questions of their own superstition against him, and of one Jesus deceased, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
Quaestiones vero quasdam de sua superstitione habebant adversus eum, et de quodam Jesu defuncto, quem affirmabat Paulus vivere.
20 I therefore being in a doubt of this manner of question, asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things.
Haesitans autem ego de hujusmodi quaestione, dicebam si vellet ire Jerosolymam, et ibi judicari de istis.
21 But Paul appealing to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept, till I might send him to Caesar.
Paulo autem appellante ut servaretur ad Augusti cognitionem, jussi servari eum, donec mittam eum ad Caesarem.
22 And Agrippa said to Festus: I would also hear the man, myself. Tomorrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.
Agrippa autem dixit ad Festum : Volebam et ipse hominem audire. Cras, inquit, audies eum.
23 And on the next day, when Agrippa and Bernice were come with great pomp, and had entered into the hall of audience, with the tribunes, and principal men of the city, at Festus' commandment, Paul was brought forth.
Altera autem die cum venisset Agrippa, et Bernice cum multa ambitione, et introissent in auditorium cum tribunis, et viris principalibus civitatis, jubente Festo, adductus est Paulus.
24 And Festus saith: King Agrippa, and all ye men who are here present with us, you see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews dealt with me at Jerusalem, requesting and crying out that he ought not to live any longer.
Et dicit Festus : Agrippa rex, et omnes qui simul adestis nobiscum viri, videtis hunc de quo omnis multitudo Judaeorum interpellavit me Jerosolymis, petentes et acclamantes non oportere eum vivere amplius.
25 Yet have I found nothing that he hath committed worthy of death. But forasmuch as he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.
Ego vere comperi nihil dignum morte eum admisisse. Ipso autem hoc appellante ad Augustum, judicavi mittere.
26 Of whom I have nothing certain to write to my lord. For which cause I have brought him forth before you, and especially before thee, O king Agrippa, that examination being made, I may have what to write.
De quo quid certum scribam domino, non habeo. Propter quod produxi eum ad vos, et maxime ad te, rex Agrippa, ut interrogatione facta habeam quid scribam.
27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not to signify the things laid to his charge.
Sine ratione enim mihi videtur mittere vinctum, et causas ejus non significare.