unto Cesar shalt
But when Paul appealed to be held for trial by the Emperor, I ordered him to be kept in custody until I could send him to Caesar."
When these events were over, Paul resolved in the Spirit to pass through Macedonia and Achaia and go to Jerusalem. "After I've been there," he said, "I must see Rome as well!"
The following night, the Lord stood by him and said, "Have courage! For as you have testified about Me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome."
Then Agrippa said to Festus, "This man could have been released if he had not appealed to Caesar."
When it was decided that we were to sail to Italy, they handed over Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the Imperial Regiment.
And when we entered Rome, Paul was permitted to stay by himself with the soldier who guarded him.
Even human wrath will praise You; You will clothe Yourself with their remaining wrath.
I declare the end from the beginning, and from long ago what is not yet done, saying: My plan will take place, and I will do all My will.
I call a bird of prey from the east, a man for My purpose from a far country. Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about. I have planned it; I will also do it.
Who is there who speaks and it happens, unless the Lord has ordained [it]?
All the inhabitants of the earth are counted as nothing, and He does what He wants with the army of heaven and the inhabitants of the earth. There is no one who can hold back His hand or say to Him, "What have You done?"
So when I have finished this and safely delivered the funds to them, I will go by way of you to Spain.
But I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.
Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has actually resulted in the advancement of the gospel,
so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard, and to everyone else, that my imprisonment is for Christ.
Most of the brothers in the Lord have gained confidence from my imprisonment and dare even more to speak the message fearlessly.