4 And those standing by said, Do you revile the ahigh priest of God?
6 And Paul, knowing that one part was 1aSadducees and the other 2Pharisees, 3cried out in the bSanhedrin, 4Men, brothers, I am a cPharisee, a son of Pharisees; concerning the dhope and eresurrection of the dead I am being 5judged!
7 And when he spoke this, a dissension took place between the Pharisees and Sadducees; and the multitude was divided.
8 For the Sadducees say that there is ano resurrection, neither angel nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess both.
9 And there was a great outcry; and some of the ascribes of the Pharisees’ party rose up and contended, saying, We find bnothing evil in this man. And what if a spirit has spoken to him, or an cangel?
10 And when much adissension had taken place, the 1commander, fearing that Paul might be torn to pieces by them, 2ordered the detachment of soldiers to go down and seize him from their midst and bring him into the bbarracks.
13 And there were more than forty who swore to this conspiracy.
14 They came to the chief priests and the elders and said, 1We have bound ourselves with a curse to taste nothing until we kill Paul.
15 Now therefore you, with the Sanhedrin, notify the commander to bring him down to you, as though you were going to 1determine more accurately the things concerning him; and we, before he draws near, are ready to ado away with him.
17 And Paul called one of the centurions to him and said, Bring this young man to the acommander, for he has something to report to him.
18 So he took him and brought him to the commander and said, The aprisoner Paul called me to him and asked me to bring this young man to you, because he has something to tell you.
19 And the commander took him by the hand and, withdrawing privately, inquired, What is it that you have to report to me?
21 So you should not be persuaded by them, for more than forty of their men are lying in ambush for him; they have put themselves under a curse neither to eat nor to drink until they have adone away with him. And now they are ready, awaiting the promise from you.