(2) The Intervention of the Roman Commander
31 And as they were seeking to akill him, a report came up to the 1bcommander of the 2cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.
32 And he at once took soldiers and centurions and ran down to them. And when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.
33 Then the commander drew near and laid hold of him and ordered him to be abound with two bchains. And he inquired who he might be and what he had done.
34 And some among the crowd were ashouting one thing, and some another. And since he could not find out the facts because of the uproar, he ordered him to be brought into the bbarracks.
35 And when Paul came to the stairs, it so happened that he was being carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd;
36 For the multitude of the people were following and crying out, aAway with him!
37 And when he was about to be brought into the barracks, Paul said to the commander, Am I allowed to say anything to you? And he said, You know Greek?
38 You are not then the Egyptian who some days ago revolted and led out the four thousand men of the Assassins into the wilderness?
39 But Paul said, I am a aJewish man of bTarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city, and I beg you, permit me to speak to the people.