Doth our law judge [any] man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?
Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.
And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was [free] born.
Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea.
When the centurion heard [that], he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman.
And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?
And they came and besought them, and brought [them] out, and desired [them] to depart out of the city.
And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.
But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast [us] into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.
On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from [his] bands, and commanded the chief priests and all their council to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them.