1 Paul looked steadily at the Sanhedrin and began to speak, 'My brothers, to this day I have conducted myself before God with a perfectly clear conscience.'
2Tim 1:3 Acts 24:16 2Cor 1:12 1Cor 4:4 Acts 22:5 Heb 13:18 2Cor 4:2
2 At this the high priest Ananias ordered his attendants to strike him on the mouth.
Acts 24:1 John 18:22 1Kgs 22:24 Mic 5:1 Jer 20:2 Matt 26:67
3 Then Paul said to him, 'God will surely strike you, you whitewashed wall! How can you sit there to judge me according to the Law, and then break the Law by ordering a man to strike me?'
John 7:51 Deut 25:1-2 Matt 23:27-28 Amos 5:7 Eccl 3:16 Lev 19:15 Lev 19:35
4 The attendants said, 'Are you insulting the high priest of God?
5 Paul answered, 'Brothers, I did not realise it was the high priest; certainly scripture says, "You will not curse your people's leader." '
Exod 22:28 Eccl 10:20 2Pet 2:10 Jude 1:8-9 Acts 24:17
6 Now Paul was well aware that one party was made up of Sadducees and the other of Pharisees, so he called out in the Sanhedrin, 'Brothers, I am a Pharisee and the son of Pharisees. It is for our hope in the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial.'
Acts 24:15 Acts 24:21 Acts 26:5-8 Phil 3:5 Acts 28:20 Acts 22:5 Matt 10:16
7 As soon as he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the assembly was split between the two parties.
Acts 14:4 John 7:40-43 Matt 10:34 Ps 55:9
8 For the Sadducees say there is neither resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit, while the Pharisees accept all three.
Matt 22:23 Luke 20:27 Mark 12:18 Acts 4:1
9 The shouting grew louder, and some of the scribes from the Pharisees' party stood up and protested strongly, 'We find nothing wrong with this man. Suppose a spirit has spoken to him, or an angel?'
Acts 22:7 Acts 22:17-18 John 12:29 Acts 23:29 Acts 25:25 Acts 26:31 Mark 2:16
10 Feeling was running high, and the tribune, afraid that they would tear Paul to pieces, ordered his troops to go down and haul him out and bring him into the fortress.
Acts 22:24 Acts 19:28-31 Acts 21:30-36 Acts 23:16 Acts 23:27 Acts 23:32 Jas 1:19
11 Next night, the Lord appeared to him and said, 'Courage! You have borne witness for me in Jerusalem, now you must do the same in Rome.'
Acts 18:9 Acts 19:21 2Tim 4:17 Matt 9:2 Ps 46:1-2 2Cor 1:8-10 Acts 2:25
12 When it was day, the Jews held a secret meeting at which they made a vow not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.
Acts 23:21 Acts 23:30 Acts 23:14 1Cor 16:22 1Kgs 19:2 1Sam 14:24 1Sam 14:27-28
13 More than forty of them entered this pact,
John 16:2 2Sam 15:12 2Sam 15:31
14 and they went to the chief priests and elders and told them, 'We have made a solemn vow to let nothing pass our lips until we have killed Paul.
Acts 23:12 Jer 8:12 Hos 4:9 Isa 3:9 Mic 7:3 Ps 52:1-2 Jer 6:15
15 Now it is up to you and the Sanhedrin together to apply to the tribune to bring him down to you, as though you meant to examine his case more closely; we, on our side, are prepared to dispose of him before he reaches you.'
Isa 59:7 Ps 37:32-33 Acts 22:30-1 Acts 25:3 Ps 21:11 Rom 3:14-16 Prov 1:11-12
16 But the son of Paul's sister heard of the ambush they were laying and made his way into the fortress and told Paul,
Acts 23:10 1Cor 3:19 2Sam 17:17 Acts 21:34 Acts 23:32 Job 5:13 Lam 3:37
17 who called one of the centurions and said, 'Take this young man to the tribune; he has something to tell him.'
Acts 22:26 Acts 23:23 Matt 8:8-9 Matt 10:16 Prov 22:3
18 So the man took him to the tribune, and reported, 'The prisoner Paul summoned me and requested me to bring this young man to you; he has something to tell you.'
Eph 3:1 Acts 16:25 Acts 27:1 Acts 28:17 Eph 4:1 Gen 40:14-15 Luke 7:40
19 Then the tribune took him by the hand and drew him aside and questioned him in private, 'What is it you have to tell me?'
Esth 5:3 Esth 7:2 Esth 9:12 Jer 31:32 Mark 8:23 Mark 9:27 Mark 10:51
20 He replied, 'The Jews have made a plan to ask you to take Paul down to the Sanhedrin tomorrow, as though they meant to enquire more closely into his case.
Acts 23:14-15 Acts 23:1 Dan 6:5-12 Ps 12:2
21 Do not believe them. There are more than forty of them lying in wait for him, and they have vowed not to eat or drink until they have got rid of him. They are ready now and only waiting for your order to be given.'
Acts 23:12-14 2Cor 11:26 2Cor 11:32-33 Acts 9:23-24 Acts 14:5-6 Acts 20:19 Acts 25:3
22 The tribune let the young man go with this order, 'Tell no one that you have given me this information.'
Josh 2:14 Mark 1:44
23 Then he summoned two of the centurions and said, 'Get two hundred soldiers ready to leave for Caesarea by the third hour of the night with seventy cavalry and two hundred auxiliaries;
Acts 8:40 Acts 23:33 Luke 12:38 Matt 14:25
24 provide horses for Paul, and deliver him unharmed to Felix the governor.'
Acts 23:26 Acts 24:10 Acts 25:14 Acts 23:33-3 Acts 24:22-27 Esth 8:12 Luke 3:1
25 He also wrote a letter in these terms:
26 'Claudius Lysias to his Excellency the governor Felix, greetings.
Acts 15:23 Acts 24:3 Acts 26:25 Luke 1:3 3John 1:14 Jas 1:1
27 This man had been seized by the Jews and would have been murdered by them; but I came on the scene with my troops and got him away, having discovered that he was a Roman citizen.
Acts 22:25-29 Acts 21:31-33 Acts 23:10 Acts 24:6
28 Wanting to find out what charge they were making against him, I brought him before their Sanhedrin.
29 I found that the accusation concerned disputed points of their Law, but that there was no charge deserving death or imprisonment.
Acts 18:15 Acts 26:31 Acts 25:25 Acts 23:6-9 Acts 24:5-6 Acts 24:10-21 Acts 25:7-8
30 Acting on information that there was a conspiracy against the man, I hasten to send him to you, and have notified his accusers that they must state their case against him in your presence.'
Acts 23:20 Acts 23:35 Acts 24:19 Acts 25:16 2Cor 13:11 Acts 9:24 Acts 15:29
31 The soldiers carried out their orders; they took Paul and escorted him by night to Antipatris.
2Tim 2:3-4 Acts 23:23-24 Luke 7:8
32 Next day they left the mounted escort to go on with him and returned to the fortress.
Acts 23:10 Acts 23:23
33 On arriving at Caesarea the escort delivered the letter to the governor and handed Paul over to him.
Acts 8:40 Acts 23:23-24 Acts 23:26 Acts 28:16
34 When he had read it, he asked Paul what province he came from. Learning that he was from Cilicia he said,
Acts 21:39 Acts 25:1 Acts 6:9 Acts 15:41 Dan 2:49 Dan 6:1 Esth 1:1
35 'I will hear your case as soon as your accusers are here too.' Then he ordered him to be held in Herod's praetorium.
Acts 23:30 Acts 25:16 Matt 27:27 Acts 24:1 Acts 24:10 Acts 24:19 Acts 24:22