And as Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of a crime or of moral evil, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you Jews.
"The LORD is the God of gods! The LORD is the God of gods! He knows, and may Israel also know. Do not spare us today, if [it was] in rebellion or treachery against the LORD
Here I am. Bring charges against me before the LORD and His anointed: Whose ox or donkey have I taken? Whom have I wronged or mistreated? From whose hand have I taken a bribe to overlook something?I will return it to you."
"You haven't wronged us, you haven't mistreated us, and you haven't taken anything from anyone's hand," they responded.
He said to them, "The LORD is a witness against you, and His anointed is a witness today that you haven't found anything in my hand." "[He is] a witness," they said.
if I ever cast my vote against a fatherless child when I saw that I had support in the [city] gate,
If my land cries out against me and its furrows join in weeping,
if I have consumed its produce without payment or shown contempt for its tenants,
then let thorns grow instead of wheat and stinkweed instead of barley. The words of Job are concluded.
LORD my God, if I have done this, if there is injustice on my hands,
if I have done harm to one at peace with me or have plundered my adversary without cause,
may an enemy pursue and overtake me; may he trample me to the ground and leave my honor in the dust. Selah
But Paul said to them, "They beat us in public without a trial, although we are Roman citizens, and threw us in jail. And now are they going to smuggle us out secretly? Certainly not! On the contrary, let them come themselves and escort us out!"
As they stretched him out for the lash, Paul said to the centurion standing by, "Is it legal for you to scourge a man who is a Roman citizen and is uncondemned?"
They killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and persecuted us; they displease God, and are hostile to everyone,
But Paul said: "I am standing at Caesar's tribunal, where I ought to be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as even you can see very well.
Now I realized that he had not done anything deserving of death, but when he himself appealed to the Emperor, I decided to send him.
Then Agrippa said to Festus, "This man could have been released if he had not appealed to Caesar."
Because the Jews objected, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar; it was not as though I had any accusation against my nation.
David said to himself, "One of these days I'll be swept away by Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape immediately to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will stop searching for me everywhere in Israel, and I'll escape from him."