Five days later, the high priest Ananias arrived with certain elders and Tertullus, an attorney, and they summarized their case against Paul before the governor.
Then the high priest Ananias ordered the men standing near him to strike him on the mouth.
"Since I know that you have been a judge over this nation for many years, I am pleased to present my defense. You can verify for yourself that I went up to worship in Jerusalem no more than twelve days ago.
When the seven days were almost over, the Jews from Asia, seeing Paul in the Temple, stirred up a large crowd. They grabbed Paul,
Provide a mount for Paul to ride, and take him safely to Governor Felix."
Since a plot against the man has been reported to me, I'm sending him to you at once, and I've also ordered his accusers to present their charges against him before you."
he said, "I will hear your case when your accusers arrive." Then he ordered Paul to be kept in custody in Herod's palace.
Look, the wicked have bent their bow and placed their arrow on the string, to shoot from the darkness at the upright in heart.
the commander of fifty and the man of rank, and the counselor, the expert magician, and the medium.
Therefore, at a set time Herod put on his royal robes, sat down on the royal seat, and made a speech to them.
When I went to Jerusalem, the high priests and the Jewish elders informed me about him and asked me to condemn him.
When I came to you, brothers, I didn't come and tell you about God's secret with rhetorical language or wisdom.
My message and my preaching were not accompanied by clever, wise words, but by a display of the Spirit's power,