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Acts 25:4-5

25:4 Then Festus 1  replied that Paul was being kept at Caesarea, 2  and he himself intended to go there 3  shortly. 25:5 “So,” he said, “let your leaders 4  go down there 5  with me, and if this man has done anything wrong, 6  they may bring charges 7  against him.”

1 sn See the note on Porcius Festus in 24:27.

2 sn Caesarea was a city on the coast of Palestine south of Mount Carmel (not Caesarea Philippi). See the note on Caesarea in Acts 10:1.

3 tn The word “there” is not in the Greek text but is implied.

4 tn Grk “let those who are influential among you” (i.e., the powerful).

5 tn The word “there” is not in the Greek text, but is implied.

6 tn Grk “and if there is anything wrong with this man,” but this could be misunderstood in English to mean a moral or physical defect, while the issue in context is the commission of some crime, something legally improper (BDAG 149 s.v. ἄτοπος 2).

7 tn BDAG 533 s.v. κατηγορέω 1 states, “nearly always as legal t.t.: bring charges in court.” L&N 33.427 states for κατηγορέω, “to bring serious charges or accusations against someone, with the possible connotation of a legal or court context – ‘to accuse, to bring charges.”

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