Three days after Festus arrived in the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
Then the chief priests and the leaders of the Jews presented their case against Paul to him; and they appealed,
asking him to do them a favor against Paul, that he might summon him to Jerusalem. They were preparing an ambush along the road to kill him.
If the king approves, let an order be drawn up authorizing their destruction, and I will pay 375 tons of silver to the accountants for deposit in the royal treasury."
And a widow in that town kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.'
"For a while he was unwilling, but later he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or respect man,
yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice, so she doesn't wear me out by her persistent coming.'"
But they kept up the pressure, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And their voices won out.