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.
Therefore, when they had assembled here, I did not delay. The next day I sat at the judge's bench and ordered the man to be brought in.
While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack against Paul and brought him to the judge's bench.
"This man," they said, "persuades people to worship God contrary to the law!"
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.
But if these are questions about words, names, and your own law, see to it yourselves. I don't want to be a judge of such things."
So he drove them from the judge's bench.
Then they all seized Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the judge's bench. But none of these things concerned Gallio.
While he was sitting on the judge's bench, his wife sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for today I've suffered terribly in a dream because of Him!"
When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside. He sat down on the judge's bench in a place called the Stone Pavement (but in Hebrew Gabbatha).
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may be repaid for what he has done in the body, whether good or bad.
Yet you dishonored that poor man. Don't the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?