Scripture Readings

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Acts 25:13-19 (Epistle)

And after some days King Agrippa and Bernice came to Caesarea to greet Festus.
When they had been there many days, Festus laid Paul’s case before the king, saying: “There is a certain man left a prisoner by Felix,
about whom the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, when I was in Jerusalem, asking for a judgment against him.
To them I answered, ‘It is not the custom of the Romans to deliver any man to destruction before the accused meets the accusers face to face, and has opportunity to answer for himself concerning the charge against him.’
Therefore when they had come together, without any delay, the next day I sat on the judgment seat and commanded the man to be brought in.
When the accusers stood up, they brought no accusation against him of such things as I supposed,
but had some questions against him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who had died, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.