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Acts 25

Introduction

Overview

Acts 25:1, The Jews accuse Paul before Festus; Acts 25:8, He answers for himself, Acts 25:11. and appeals unto Caesar; Acts 25:14, Afterwards Festus opens his matter to king Agrippa; Acts 25:23, and he is brought forth; Acts 25:25, Festus clears him of having done anything worthy of death.

Verse 1

into: Acts 23:34

the province: By the province, Judea is meant; for after the death of Herod Agrippa, Claudius thought it imprudent to trust the government in the hands of his son Agrippa, who was then but seventeen years of age; and therefore, Cuspius Fadus was sent to be procurator. And when afterwards Claudius had given to Agrippa the tetrarchy of Philip, he nevertheless kept the province of Judea in his own hands, and governed it by procurators sent from Rome.

he: Acts 25:5, Acts 18:22, Acts 21:15

Reciprocal: Mark 13:9 - take Luke 21:12 - before Acts 10:1 - in Acts 24:27 - Porcius Festus Acts 25:15 - when

Verse 2

Acts 25:15, Acts 24:1, Job 31:31, Proverbs 4:16, Romans 3:12-Psalms :

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 26:11 - saying Luke 21:12 - before Acts 23:12 - that Acts 25:24 - about Romans 15:31 - I may

Verse 3

desired: Acts 9:2, 1 Samuel 23:19-Ecclesiastes :, Jeremiah 38:4, Mark 6:23-Lamentations :, Luke 23:8-Jeremiah :

laying: Acts 23:12-Ezra :, Acts 26:9-1 Kings :, Psalms 37:32, Psalms 37:33, Psalms 64:2-Joshua :, Psalms 140:1-Deuteronomy :, Jeremiah 18:18, John 16:3, Romans 3:8

Reciprocal: Ezra 8:31 - the hand Psalms 35:20 - but Psalms 119:95 - wicked Proverbs 1:11 - let us lay Proverbs 12:6 - words Proverbs 24:15 - Lay Jeremiah 26:24 - that Hosea 6:8 - polluted with blood Matthew 14:9 - sorry Acts 6:11 - they Acts 9:24 - their Acts 12:11 - all Acts 20:3 - the Jews Acts 23:15 - that he Acts 23:21 - for Acts 25:9 - willing Acts 25:24 - about Acts 26:17 - Delivering Acts 26:21 - the Jews 2 Corinthians 11:26 - in perils by mine 2 Timothy 3:11 - but

Verse 4

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 26:24 - that Acts 8:40 - Caesarea Acts 25:16 - It is not 2 Timothy 3:11 - but

Verse 5

them: Acts 25:16, Acts 23:30, Acts 24:8

if: Acts 25:18, Acts 25:19, Acts 25:25, Acts 18:14, 1 Samuel 24:11, 1 Samuel 24:12, Psalms 7:3-Deuteronomy :, John 18:29, John 18:30

Verse 6

more than ten days: or, as some copies read no more than eight or ten days

sitting: Acts 25:10, Acts 25:17, Acts 18:12-Esther :, Matthew 27:19, John 19:13, 2 Corinthians 5:10, James 2:6

Reciprocal: Acts 21:15 - and went Acts 23:30 - and gave

Verse 7

and laid: Acts 25:24, Acts 21:28, Acts 24:5, Acts 24:6, Acts 24:13, Ezra 4:15, Esther 3:8, Psalms 27:12, Psalms 35:11, Matthew 5:11, Matthew 5:12, Matthew 26:60-1 John :, Mark 15:3, Mark 15:4, Luke 23:2, Luke 23:10, 1 Peter 4:14-Nehemiah :

Reciprocal: Ezra 4:6 - wrote Nehemiah 6:8 - There are Psalms 31:18 - speak Acts 6:11 - they Acts 23:29 - but Acts 25:19 - certain Acts 28:18 - General 1 Peter 2:12 - that

Verse 8

Neither: Acts 25:10, Acts 6:13, Acts 6:14, Acts 23:1, Acts 24:6, Acts 24:12, Acts 24:17-Ecclesiastes :, Acts 28:17, Acts 28:21, Genesis 40:15, Jeremiah 37:18, Daniel 6:22, 2 Corinthians 1:12

Reciprocal: Matthew 22:17 - Caesar Luke 20:24 - Caesar's Acts 17:7 - and these Acts 18:13 - General Acts 19:37 - which Acts 22:1 - my Acts 23:29 - but Acts 28:18 - General

Verse 9

willing: Acts 25:3, Acts 25:20, Acts 12:3, Acts 24:27, Mark 15:15

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:2 - follow Daniel 6:16 - the king Matthew 27:15 - General Mark 15:6 - General Acts 12:11 - all Acts 18:22 - gone Acts 21:15 - and went Acts 26:17 - Delivering

Verse 10

I stand: Every procurator represented the emperor in the province over which he presided; and as the seat of government was at Cesarea, St. Paul was before the tribunal where, as a Roman citizen, he ought to be judged. Acts 16:37, Acts 16:38, Acts 22:25-Hosea :

as thou: Acts 25:25, Acts 23:29, Acts 26:31, Acts 28:18, Matthew 27:18, Matthew 27:23, Matthew 27:24, 2 Corinthians 4:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:15 - done Nehemiah 6:8 - There are Esther 1:16 - done wrong Psalms 25:21 - General Psalms 119:121 - I have Jeremiah 37:20 - lest Acts 18:12 - the judgment Acts 19:21 - I must Acts 25:6 - sitting Acts 25:8 - Neither Acts 25:11 - I appeal Acts 25:21 - had Acts 28:17 - though Acts 28:19 - I was

Verse 11

if I: Acts 18:14, Joshua 22:22, 1 Samuel 12:3-Deuteronomy :, Job 31:21, Job 31:38-Matthew :, Psalms 7:3-Deuteronomy :

no man: Acts 16:37, Acts 22:25, 1 Thessalonians 2:15

I appeal: An appeal to the emperor was the right of a Roman citizen, and was highly respected. The Julian law condemned those magistrates, and others, as violaters of the public peace, who had put to death, tortured, scourged, imprisoned, or condemned any Roman citizen who had appealed to Cesar. This law was so sacred and imperative, that, in the persecution under Trajan, Pliny would not attempt to put to death Roman citizens, who were proved to have turned Christians, but determined to send them to Rome, probably because they had appealed. Acts 25:10, Acts 25:25, Acts 26:32, Acts 28:19, 1 Samuel 27:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:15 - done Genesis 44:9 - both Deuteronomy 21:22 - General 1 Samuel 20:8 - if there be Psalms 25:21 - General Psalms 119:121 - I have Jeremiah 37:18 - General Jeremiah 37:20 - lest Daniel 6:16 - the king Luke 2:1 - Caesar Luke 21:12 - before Acts 9:24 - their Acts 18:15 - a question Acts 23:29 - but Acts 27:24 - thou

Verse 12

unto Caesar shalt: Acts 25:21, Acts 19:21, Acts 23:11, Acts 26:32, Acts 27:1, Acts 28:16, Psalms 76:10, Isaiah 46:10, Isaiah 46:11, Lamentations 3:37, Daniel 4:35, Romans 15:28, Romans 15:29, Philippians 1:12-2 Chronicles :, Philippians 1:20

Reciprocal: Luke 21:12 - before Acts 25:25 - and that

Verse 13

king: Acts 25:22, Acts 25:23, Acts 26:1, Acts 26:27, Acts 26:28

unto: 1 Samuel 13:10, 1 Samuel 25:14, 2 Samuel 8:10, 2 Kings 10:13, Mark 15:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:10 - General Acts 10:1 - in Acts 12:19 - he went Acts 21:7 - and saluted

Verse 14

There: Acts 24:27

Reciprocal: Acts 23:24 - Felix Acts 26:29 - except 2 Corinthians 6:9 - unknown 2 Corinthians 11:23 - in prisons

Verse 15

when: Acts 25:1-Leviticus :, Esther 3:9, Luke 18:3-Deuteronomy :, Luke 23:23

Reciprocal: Acts 24:1 - informed Acts 24:8 - Commanding Acts 25:2 - General 2 Corinthians 6:9 - unknown

Verse 16

It is not: Acts 25:4, Acts 25:5

and have: Acts 26:1, Deuteronomy 17:4, Deuteronomy 19:17, Deuteronomy 19:18, Proverbs 18:13, Proverbs 18:17, John 7:51

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:19 - heard John 18:29 - What Acts 21:33 - and demanded Acts 22:1 - my Acts 22:25 - Is it Acts 23:35 - when Acts 24:8 - Commanding Acts 24:19 - General 1 Corinthians 9:3 - answer 1 Timothy 5:19 - receive 2 Timothy 4:16 - answer

Verse 17

without: Acts 25:6

Verse 18

Reciprocal: John 18:31 - Take Acts 18:14 - If Acts 25:5 - if

Verse 19

certain: Acts 25:7, Acts 18:15, Acts 18:19, Acts 23:29

superstition: Acts 17:22, Acts 17:23

which: Acts 1:22, Acts 2:32, Acts 17:31, Acts 26:22, Acts 26:23, 1 Corinthians 15:3, 1 Corinthians 15:4, 1 Corinthians 15:14-Proverbs :, Revelation 1:18

Reciprocal: Matthew 13:19 - and understandeth Mark 4:15 - these John 10:20 - why John 18:35 - Amos I Acts 17:32 - some Acts 25:5 - if Acts 26:3 - because Acts 26:8 - General Acts 26:24 - Festus 1 Corinthians 2:14 - they 2 Corinthians 6:9 - unknown

Verse 20

doubted of such manner of questions: or, was doubtful how to enquire hereof, etc

I asked: Acts 25:9

Reciprocal: Matthew 13:19 - and understandeth Mark 4:15 - these John 10:20 - why John 18:35 - Amos I Acts 10:17 - while Acts 23:29 - questions Acts 26:3 - because Acts 26:24 - Festus

Verse 21

had: Acts 25:10, Acts 26:32, 2 Timothy 4:16

hearing: or, judgment

Augustus: Acts 27:1, Luke 2:1

I commanded: Acts 25:12

Reciprocal: Acts 28:19 - I was

Verse 22

Acts 9:15, Isaiah 52:15, Matthew 10:18, Luke 21:12

Reciprocal: Acts 17:19 - May Acts 25:13 - king Acts 26:26 - the king

Verse 23

with: Acts 12:21, Esther 1:4, Ecclesiastes 1:2, Isaiah 5:14, Isaiah 14:11, Ezekiel 7:24, Ezekiel 30:18, Ezekiel 32:12, Ezekiel 33:28, Daniel 4:30, 1 Corinthians 7:31, James 1:11, 1 Peter 1:24, 1 John 2:16

at: Acts 9:15

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:2 - a very great train 1 Kings 22:10 - having put Acts 21:31 - chief Acts 25:13 - king

Verse 24

King Agrippa: King Agrippa was the son of Herod Agrippa; who upon the death of his uncle Herod, king of Chalcis, ad 28, succeeded to his dominions, by the favour of the emperor Claudius. Four years afterwards, Claudius removed him from that kingdom to a larger one; giving him the tetrarchy of Philip, that of Lysanias, and the province which Varus governed. Nero afterwards added Julias in Peraea, Tarichaea, and Tiberias. Claudius gave him the power of appointing the high priest among the Jews; and instances of his exercising this power may be seen in Josephus. He was strongly attached to the Romans, and did every thing in his power to prevent the Jews from rebelling; and when he could not prevail, he united his troops to those of Titus, and assisted at the siege of Jerusalem. After the ruin of his country, he retired with his sister Berenice to Rome where he died, aged 70, about ad 90.

about: Acts 25:2, Acts 25:3, Acts 25:7

that he: Acts 22:22, Luke 23:21-Isaiah :

Reciprocal: Romans 15:31 - I may

Verse 25

committed: Acts 23:9, Acts 23:29, Acts 26:31, Luke 23:4, Luke 23:14, John 18:38

and that: Acts 25:11, Acts 25:12

Augustus: The honourable title of וגבףפןע [Strong's G4575], or Augustus, that is venerable or august, which was first conferred by the senate on Octavius Caesar, was afterwards assumed by succeeding Roman emperors.

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 21:22 - General Jeremiah 26:16 - General Jeremiah 37:18 - General Acts 25:5 - if Acts 25:10 - as thou Acts 26:32 - appealed Acts 27:1 - when Acts 28:19 - I was

Verse 26

specially: Acts 26:2, Acts 26:3

Reciprocal: Luke 7:8 - under Acts 18:14 - If Acts 21:34 - know Acts 24:22 - When 2 Corinthians 6:9 - unknown

Verse 27

Proverbs 18:13, John 7:51

Reciprocal: Acts 6:2 - It

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Acts 25". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/acts-25.html.