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.
Then Agrippa said to Festus, "This man could have been released if he had not appealed to Caesar."
At my first defense, no one came to my assistance, but everyone deserted me. May it not be counted against them.
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.
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered.