Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But Paul said to them, "They had us beaten in public without giving us a trial, and put us in jail, although we are Roman citizens! And now are they going to dismiss us secretly? By no means! Have them come here themselves and take us out!"
But when they had strapped him up, Paul said to the officer who was standing near, "Is it legal for you to flog a Roman citizen, and without giving him a trial?"
I could not find that he had done anything for which he deserved death, but as he appealed to his Majesty I decided to send him to him.
and found that their accusations had to do with questions about their Law, but that he was not charged with anything that would call for his death or imprisonment.
and after leaving the room, in talking the matter over together, they said, "This man has not done anything to deserve death or imprisonment."
They examined me and were ready to let me go, as I was innocent of any crime that deserved death.
For he knew that they had handed him over to him out of envy.
2 Corinthians 4:2
I disown disgraceful, underhanded ways. I refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's message. It is by the open statement of the truth that I would commend myself to every human conscience in the sight of God.