If we let him thus alone, all men
will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.
But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us
into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.
And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.
To 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.
And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and
brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.