Paul stands before the council. The Jews conspire his death. He is sent away to Cesarea.
1 And Paul looking upon the council, said: Men, brethren, I have conversed with all good conscience before God until this present day.
Intendens autem in concilium Paulus ait : Viri fratres, ego omni conscientia bona conversatus sum ante Deum usque in hodiernum diem.
2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to strike him on the mouth.
Princeps autem sacerdotum Ananias praecepit astantibus sibi percutere os ejus.
3 Then Paul said to him: God shall strike thee, thou whited wall. For sittest thou to judge me according to the law, and contrary to the law commandest me to be struck?
Tunc Paulus dixit ad eum : Percutiet te Deus, paries dealbate. Et tu sedens judicas me secundum legem, et contra legem jubes me percuti?
4 And they that stood by said: Dost thou revile the high priest of God?
Et qui astabant dixerunt : Summum sacerdotem Dei maledicis.
5 And Paul said: I knew not, brethren, that he is the high priest. For it is written: Thou shalt not speak evil of the prince of thy people.
Dixit autem Paulus : Nesciebam fratres quia princeps est sacerdotum. Scriptum est enim : Principem populi tui non maledices.
6 And Paul knowing that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, cried out in the council: Men, brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees: concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
Sciens autem Paulus quia una pars esset sadducaeorum, et altera pharisaeorum, exclamavit in concilio : Viri fratres, ego pharisaeus sum, filius pharisaeorum, de spe et resurrectione mortuorum ego judicor.
7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees; and the multitude was divided.
Et cum haec dixisset, facta est dissensio inter pharisaeos et sadducaeos, et soluta est multitudo.
8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
Sadducaei enim dicunt, non esse resurrectionem, neque angelum, neque spiritum : pharisaei autem utraque confitentur.
9 And there arose a great cry. And some of the Pharisees rising up, strove, saying: We find no evil in this man. What if a spirit hath spoken to him, or an angel?
Factus est autem clamor magnus. Et surgentes quidam pharisaeorum, pugnabant, dicentes : Nihil mali invenimus in homine isto : quid si spiritus locutus est ei, aut angelus?
10 And when there arose a great dissension, the tribune fearing lest Paul should be pulled in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.
Et cum magna dissensio facta esset, timens tribunus ne discerperetur Paulus ab ipsis, jussit milities descendere, et rapere eum de medio eorum, ac deducere eum in castra.
11 And the night following the Lord standing by him, said: Be constant; for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.
Sequenti autem nocte assistens ei Dominus, ait : Constans esto : sicut enim testificatus es de me in Jerusalem, sic te oportet et Romae testificari.
12 And when day was come, some of the Jews gathered together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying, that they would neither eat, nor drink, till they killed Paul.
Facta autem die collegerunt se quidam ex Judaeis, et devoverunt se dicentes, neque manducaturos, neque bibaturos donec occiderent Paulum.
13 And they were more than forty men that had made this conspiracy.
Erant autem plus quam quadraginta viri, qui hanc conjurationem fecerant :
14 Who came to the chief priests and the ancients, and said: We have bound ourselves under a great curse that we will eat nothing till we have slain Paul.
qui accesserunt ad principes sacerdotum et seniores, et dixerunt : Devotione devovimus nos nihil gustaturos, donec occidamus Paulum.
15 Now therefore do you with the council signify to the tribune, that he bring him forth to you, as if you meant to know something more certain touching him. And we, before he come near, are ready to kill him.
Nunc ergo vos notum facite tribuno cum concilio, ut producat illum ad vos, tamquam aliquid certius cognituri de eo. Nos vero prius quam appropiet, parati sumus interficere illum.
16 Which when Paul's sister's son had heard, of their lying in wait, he came and entered into the castle and told Paul.
Quod cum audisset filius sororis Pauli insidias, venit, et intravit in castra, nuntiavitque Paulo.
17 And Paul, calling to him one of the centurions, said: Bring this young man to the tribune, for he hath some thing to tell him.
Vocans autem Paulus ad se unum ex centurionibus, ait : Adolescentem hunc perduc ad tribunum, habet enim aliquid indicare illi.
18 And he taking him, brought him to the tribune, and said: Paul, the prisoner, desired me to bring this young man unto thee, who hath some thing to say to thee.
Et ille quidem assumens eum duxit ad tribunum, et ait : Vinctus Paulus rogavit me hunc adolescentem perducere ad te, habentem aliquid loqui tibi.
19 And the tribune taking him by the hand, went aside with him privately, and asked him: What is it that thou hast to tell me?
Apprehendens autem tribunus manum illius, secessit cum eo seorsum, et interrogavit illum : Quid est quod habes indicare mihi?
20 And he said: The Jews have agreed to desire thee, that thou wouldst bring forth Paul tomorrow into the council, as if they meant to inquire some thing more certain touching him.
Ille autem dixit : Judaeis convenit rogare te ut crastina die producas Paulum in concilium, quasi aliquid certius inquisituri sint de illo :
21 But do not thou give credit to them; for there lie in wait for him more than forty men of them, who have bound themselves by oath neither to eat, nor to drink, till they have killed him: and they are now ready, looking for a promise from thee.
tu vero ne credideris illis, insidiantur enim ei ex eis viri amplius quam quadraginta, qui se devoverunt non manducare, neque bibere donec interficiant eum : et nunc parati sunt, exspectantes promissum tuum.
22 The tribune therefore dismissed the young man, charging him that he should tell no man, that he had made known these things unto him.
Tribunus igitur dimisit adolescentem, praecipiens ne cui loqueretur quoniam haec nota sibi fecisset.
23 Then having called two centurions, he said to them: Make ready two hundred soldiers to go as far as Caesarea, and seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen for the third hour of the night:
Et vocatis duobus centurionibus, dixit illis : Parate milites ducentos ut eant usque Caesaream, et equites septuaginta, et lancearios ducentos a tertia hora noctis,
24 And provide beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe to Felix the governor.
et jumenta praeparate ut imponentes Paulum, salvum perducerent ad Felicem praesidem.
25 (For he feared lest perhaps the Jews might take him away by force and kill him, and he should afterwards be slandered, as if he was to take money.) And he wrote a letter after this manner:
( Timuit enim ne forte raperent eum Judaei, et occiderent, et ipse postea calumniam sustineret, tamquam accepturus pecuniam.)
26 Claudius Lysias to the most excellent governor, Felix, greeting.
Scribens epistolam continentem haec : Claudius Lysias optimo praesidi, Felici salutem.
27 This man being taken by the Jews, and ready to be killed by them, I rescued coming in with an army, understanding that he is a Roman:
Virum hunc comprehensum a Judaeis, et incipientem interfici ab eis, superveniens cum exercitu eripui, cognito quia Romanus est.
28 And meaning to know the cause which they objected unto him, I brought him forth into their council.
Volensque scire causam quam objiciebant illi, deduxi eum in concilium eorum.
29 Whom I found to be accused concerning questions of their law; but having nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bands.
Quem inveni accusari de quaestionibus legis ipsorum, nihil vero dignum morte aut vinculis habentem criminis.
30 And when I was told of ambushes that they had prepared for him, I sent him to thee, signifying also to his accusers to plead before thee. Farewell.
Et cum mihi perlatum esset de insidiis quas paraverant illi, misi eum ad te denuntians : et accusatoribus ut dicant apud te. Vale.
31 Then the soldiers, according as it was commanded them, taking Paul, brought him by night to Antipatris.
Milites ergo secundum praeceptum sibi, assumentes Paulum, duxerunt per noctem in Antipatridem.
32 And the next day, leaving the horsemen to go with him, they returned to the castle.
Et postera die dimissis equitibus ut cum eo irent, reversi sunt ad castra.
33 Who, when they were come to Caesarea, and had delivered the letter to the governor, did also present Paul before him.
Qui cum venissent Caesaream, et tradidissent epistolam praesidi, statuerunt ante illum et Paulum.
34 And when he had read it, and had asked of what province he was, and understood that he was of Cilicia;
Cum legisset autem, et interrogasset de qua provincia esset : et cognoscens quia de Cilicia :
35 I will hear thee, said he, when thy accusers come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's judgment hall.
Audiam te, inquit, cum accusatores tui venerint. Jussitque in praetorio Herodis custodiri eum.