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.
Paul stayed two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who were coming to him,
Festus therefore, having come into the province, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
As he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are crazy! Your great learning is driving you insane!"
When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This was during the days of unleavened bread.
But Festus, desiring to gain favor with the Jews, answered Paul and said, "Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem, and be judged by me there concerning these things?"
"You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice;
The fear of man proves to be a snare, but whoever puts his trust in Yahweh is kept safe.
Pilate, wishing to please the multitude, released Barabbas to them, and handed over Jesus, when he had flogged him, to be crucified.
Pilate decreed that what they asked for should be done.
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? For if I were still pleasing men, I wouldn't be a servant of Christ.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity, than he who is perverse in his ways, and he is rich.
Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they desired.
Now at the feast he used to release to them one prisoner, whom they asked of him.