Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
After this, Paul staid two whole years in a house he had hired, and gave access to all that visited him,
Three days after his arrival in the province, Festus went from Cesarea to Jerusalem:
As he was thus making his defence, Festus broke out into this exclamation, "Paul, you are mad: much study has turn'd your brain."
and perceiving that the Jews were pleas'd with this, he proceeded to secure Peter during the feast of unleavened bread:
but Festus willing to oblige the Jews ask'd him, will you consent to go to Jerusalem, and take your trial before me there?
Pilate therefore willing to humour the people, released to them Barabbas, and having caused Jesus to be scourg'd, he deliver'd him to be crucified.
Pilate determin'd to grant their request.
for do I now act in obedience to men, or to God? or do I seek to please men? if I had hitherto pleased men, I should not have been the servant of Christ.