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23:2 The high priest, Ananias, commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth.
23:4 Those who stood by said, "Do you malign God`s high priest?"
23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Men and brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. Concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!"
23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess all of these.
23:9 A great clamor arose, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees part stood up, and contended, saying, "We find no evil in this man. But if a spirit or angel has spoken to him, let`s not fight against God!"
23:10 When a great argument arose, the commanding officer, fearing that Paul would be torn in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force from among them, and bring him into the barracks.
23:13 There were more than forty people who had made this conspiracy.
23:14 They came to the chief priests and the elders, and said, "We have bound ourselves under a great curse, to taste nothing until we have killed Paul.
23:15 Now therefore, you with the council inform the commanding officer that he should bring him down to you tomorrow, as though you were going to judge his case more exactly. We are ready to kill him before he comes near."
23:16 But Paul`s sister`s son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the barracks and told Paul.
23:17 Paul summoned one of the centurions, and said, "Bring this young man to the commanding officer, for he has something to tell him."
23:19 The commanding officer took him by the hand, and going aside, asked him privately, "What is it that you have to tell me?"
23:20 He said, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring down Paul tomorrow to the council, as though intending to inquire somewhat more accurately concerning him.
23:21 Therefore don`t yield to them, for more than forty men lie in wait for him, who have bound themselves under a curse neither to eat nor to drink until they have killed him. Now they are ready, looking for the promise from you."
23:22 So the commanding officer let the young man go, charging him, "Tell no one that you have told these things to me."
23:23 He called to himself two of the centurions, and said, "Prepare two hundred soldiers to go as far as Caesarea, with seventy horsemen, and two hundred men armed with spears, at the third hour of the night."
23:25 He wrote a letter like this:
23:28 Desiring to know the cause why they accused him, I brought him down to their council.
23:30 When I was told that the Jews lay in wait for the man, I sent him to you immediately, charging his accusers also to bring their accusations against him before you. Farewell."
23:32 But on the next day they left the horsemen to go with him, and returned to the barracks.
23:33 They, when they came to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, presented Paul also before him.
23:34 When the governor had read it, he asked what province he was from. When he understood that he was from Cilicia, he said,
23:35 I will hear you fully when your accusers also arrive. He commanded that he be kept in Herod`s palace.