1Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Cæsarea to Jerusalem. 2Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him, 3And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him. 4But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Cæsarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither. 5Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him. 6And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Cæsarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought. 7And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove. 8While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Cæsar, have I offended any thing at all. 9But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me? 10Then said Paul, I stand at Cæsar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest. 11For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Cæsar. 12Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Cæsar? unto Cæsar shalt thou go.
13And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Cæsarea to salute Festus. 14And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul’s cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix: 15About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him. 16To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him. 17Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth. 18Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed: 19But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive. 20And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters. 21But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Cæsar. 22Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.
23And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus’ commandment Paul was brought forth. 24And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer. 25But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him. 26Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write. 27For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.
Pawulo Ajulira ewa Kayisaali
125:1 Bik 8:40Fesuto yamala ennaku ssatu mu Kayisaliya ng’azze okutandika emirimu gye emiggya, n’asitula okugenda e Yerusaalemi. 225:2 nny 15; Bik 24:1Bwe yali ali eyo, bakabona abakulu n’abakulembeze b’Abayudaaya ne bamutegeeza bye baali bavunaana Pawulo. 3Ne bamwegayirira abayambe atumye Pawulo aleetebwe mu Yerusaalemi, kubanga baali bategeka bamuttire mu kkubo. 425:4 Bik 24:23Naye Fesuto n’abaddamu nti, “Nga Pawulo bw’ali mu Kayisaliya, ate nga nange nzija kuddayo mu nnaku ntono, 5abakulembeze mu nsonga ezo tugende nabo nga nzirayo.” Obanga waliwo omusango Pawulo gw’azizza baguleete mu mbuga z’amateeka awozesebwe.
625:6 nny 17Oluvannyuma lw’ennaku nga munaana oba kkumi, Fesuto n’aserengeta mu Kayisaliya, era bwe yatuuka, enkeera n’alagira Pawulo aleetebwe mu mbuga z’amateeka. 725:7 a Mak 15:3; Luk 23:2, 10; Bik 24:5, 6 b Bik 24:13Awo Pawulo bwe yaleetebwa, Abayudaaya abaava e Yerusaalemi ne baleeta emisango mingi egy’amaanyi bamuvunaane kyokka nga tebayinza kulaga bukakafu bwagyo. 825:8 Bik 6:13; 24:12; 28:17Pawulo n’awoza ng’agamba nti, “Simenyanga mateeka ga Kiyudaaya n’akamu, era siyonoonanga Yeekaalu, so sijeemeranga Kayisaali.” 925:9 a Bik 24:27 b nny 20Fesuto, olw’okwagala okusanyusa Abayudaaya, n’abuuza Pawulo nti, “Oyagala okugenda e Yerusaalemi gy’oba owoleza emisango gino mu maaso gange?”
10Awo Pawulo n’addamu nti, “Kaakano nyimiridde mu maaso g’embuga ya Kayisaali era we nteekwa okuwozesebwa. Naawe omanyidde ddala bulungi nga bwe sirina musango gwonna gwe nazza ku Bayudaaya. 11Naye obanga waliwo omusango gwe nazza, ne gunsaanyiza okufa, nange sigaana kufa! Naye obanga siriiko musango, ng’emisango gyonna Abayudaaya bano gye bankakaatikako gya bulimba bwereere, ggwe tolina kw’osinziira wadde omuntu omulala yenna, okumpaayo gye bali okunzita. Njulidde eri Kayisaali.” 12Fesuto, bwe yamala okuteesaamu n’abamuwa amagezi, n’addamu nti, “Nga bw’ojulidde ewa Kayisaali, kale, onootwalibwa ewa Kayisaali.”
Fesuto Yeebuuza ku Kabaka Agulipa
1325:13 Bik 8:40Awo bwe waayitawo ennaku Kabaka Agulipa ne Berenike ne batuuka mu Kayisaliya okukyalira Fesuto. 1425:14 Bik 24:27Ku bugenyi baamalako ennaku nnyingi, era mu bbanga eryo Fesuto n’ategeeza kabaka eby’omusango gwa Pawulo. N’amugamba nti, “Waliwo omusajja wano Ferikisi gwe yaleka mu kkomera nga musibe. 1525:15 nny 2; Bik 24:1Bwe nnali mu Yerusaalemi, bakabona ne bantegeeza emisango gye baali bamuvunaana, ne bansaba musalire omusango gumusinge era abonerezebwe.
1625:16 nny 4, 5; Bik 23:30“Ne mbannyonnyola nti mu mateeka g’Ekiruumi, omuntu tasalirwa musango kumusinga nga tamaze kuwozesebwa n’aweebwa omukisa okuwoza n’abamuwawaabira. 1725:17 nny 6, 10Bwe bajja wano okuwoza omusango ogwo, enkeera ne mpita Pawulo n’ajja mu mbuga z’amateeka. 18Naye emisango gye baamuwawaabira si gye gyo gye nnali nsuubira. 1925:19 a Bik 18:15; 23:29 b Bik 17:22Gyali gikwata ku bya ddiini yaabwe, ne ku muntu ayitibwa Yesu eyafa, naye Pawulo gw’ategeeza abantu nti mulamu! 2025:20 nny 9Ebyo ne binnemesa. Kwe ku mubuuza obanga yandyagadde emisango egyo okugiwoleza mu Yerusaalemi. 2125:21 nny 11, 12Naye Pawulo n’ajulira eri Kayisaali! Bwe ntyo ne mmuzzaayo mu kkomera, nteeketeeke okumuweereza eri Kayisaali.”
2225:22 Bik 9:15Agulipa n’agamba nti, “Nange nandiyagadde okuwulira ku musajja ono by’agamba.” Fesuto n’addamu nti, “Enkya onoomuwulira.”
Pawulo mu maaso ga Agulipa
2325:23 nny 13; Bik 26:30Awo ku lunaku olwaddirira Agulipa ne Berenike ne bayingira n’ekitiibwa kinene nnyo mu kisenge ekinene we batuukira, nga bawerekerwako abaserikale n’abantu abatutumufu mu kibuga. Fesuto n’alagira ne baleeta Pawulo. 2425:24 a nny 2, 3, 7 b Bik 22:22Fesuto n’alyoka agamba nti, “Kabaka Agulipa, nammwe mwenna abali wano ono ye musajja, Abayudaaya aba kuno n’abo ab’omu Yerusaalemi, gwe bansabye attibwe! 2525:25 a Bik 23:9 b nny 11Nze nga bwe ndaba, talina ky’akoze kimusaanyiza kufa. Naye bwe yajulira eri Kayisaali, nange kwe kusalawo okumuweereza e Ruumi. 26Naye bye nnassa mu bbaluwa emutwala eri Kayisaali nange bimbuze, kubanga taliiko musango gwennyini gwe yazza! Kyenvudde muleeta mu maaso gammwe mwenna, n’okusingira ddala gy’oli, Kabaka Agulipa, nga neesiga ng’okuva mu ebyo bye munaamubuuza, naye by’anaddamu, nzija kufunamu bye nnassa mu bbaluwa ya Kayisaali. 27Kubanga sirowooza nti kirungi okuweereza omusibe eri Kayisaali ng’omusango gw’azizza tegunnyonnyose.”