23. And as they cried, and cast off their garments, and threw dust into the air, 24. The chief captain commanded him to be led into the camp; and he commanded that he should be scourged and examined, that he
might know for what cause they cried so on him. 25. And when they had bound him with thongs, Paul said to the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man
that is a Roman, and uncondemned? 26. When
the centurion heard that, he went to the chief captain, and told him, saying, What wilt thou do? for this man is a Roman.
27. And when the chief captain came, he said to him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? And he said, Yea. 28. And the chief captain answered, With a great sum I purchased this freedom. And Paul said, I was so born. 29. Then those who were about to examine him departed from him immediately: and the chief captain also was afraid, after that
he knew that he was a
Roman, and that he had bound him. 30. And on the next day, when he would know the truth,
he loosed him from his bonds, and commanded the high priests and all the council to come together, and he brought Paul
and set him before them.