徒 Acts 25:1-5
1 非斯都到任三天之后，就从该撒利亚去耶路撒冷。2 祭司长和犹太人的首领，到他面前控告保罗。他们又要求非斯都，3 求他恩准对付保罗，把保罗解来耶路撒冷，他们好埋伏在路上杀死他。4 非斯都回答：“保罗现今押在该撒利亚，我就要回到那里去。”5 又说：“你们中间有权势的，和我一同去吧！那人若有什么不是，他们就可以告他。”
1 Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem,2 where the chief priests and the Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul. 3 They requested Festus, as a favour to them, to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, for they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way. 4 Festus answered, “Paul is being held at Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon. 5 Let some of your leaders come with me, and if the man has done anything wrong, they can press charges against him there.”
We know that new rulers want to win the favor of those in the provinces, and so they often grant them many things when they first arrive. But not Festus.
Let Paul’s confidence sustain us in danger and also stirs up to call on God; and let this make our minds quiet and calm, that when the Lord reached out and destroyed such a strong conspiracy, he demonstrated for all time his power in defending Paul.