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23 And he called for two centurions, saying, “Prepare two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen to go to sCaesarea at the third hour of the night; 24 and provide mounts to set Paul on, and bring him safely to Felix the governor.” 25 He wrote a letter in the following manner:
To the most excellent governor Felix:
27 tThis man was seized by the Jews and was about to be killed by them. Coming with the troops I rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman. 28 uAnd when I wanted to know the reason they accused him, I brought him before their council. 29 I found out that he was accused vconcerning questions of their law, wbut had nothing charged against him deserving of death or chains. 30 And xwhen it was told me that 4the Jews lay in wait for the man, I sent him immediately to you, and yalso commanded his accusers to state before you the charges against him.
31 Then the soldiers, as they were commanded, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris. 32 The next day they left the horsemen to go on with him, and returned to the barracks. 33 When they came to zCaesarea and had delivered the aletter to the governor, they also presented Paul to him. 34 And when the governor had read it, he asked what province he was from. And when he understood that he was from bCilicia, 35 he said, c“I will hear you when your accusers also have come.” And he commanded him to be kept in dHerod’s 5Praetorium.
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