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Acts 25:1

    Acts 25:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Festus therefore, having come into the province, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So Festus, having come into that part of the country which was under his rule, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.

    Webster's Revision

    Festus therefore, having come into the province, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.

    World English Bible

    Festus therefore, having come into the province, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Festus therefore, having come into the province, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 25:1

    Now when Festus was come into the province - By the province is meant Judea; 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; therefore Cuspius Fadus was sent to be procurator. And when afterwards Claudius had given to Agrippa the tetrarchate of Philip, that of Batanea and Abila, he nevertheless kept the province of Judea more immediately in his own hands, and governed it by procurators sent from Rome. Joseph. Ant. lib. xx. cap. 7, sec. 1. Felix being removed, Porcius Festus is sent in his place; and having come to Caesarea, where the Roman governor generally had his residence, after he had tarried three days, he went up to Jerusalem, to acquaint himself with the nature and complexion of the ecclesiastical government of the Jews; no doubt, for the purpose of the better administration of justice among them.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 25:1

    Now when Festus was come - See the notes on Acts 24:27.

    Into the province - The province of Judea; for Judea at that time was a Roman province.

    After three days - Having remained three days at Caesarea.

    He ascended - This was the usual language in describing a journey to Jerusalem. Thus, the English people speak of going up to London, because it is the capital. See the notes on Acts 15:1.

    To Jerusalem - The governors of Judea at this time usually resided at Caesarea; but as Jerusalem had been the former capital; as it was still the seat of the religious solemni ties; as the Sanhedrin held its meetings there; and as the great, and rich, and learned men, and the priests resided there, it is evident that a full knowledge of the state of the province could be obtained only there. Festus, therefore, having entered upon the duties of his office, early went to Jerusalem to make himself acquainted with the affairs of the nation.