(4) Bound by the Romans
22 And they listened to him up to this word, and then they lifted up their voice, saying, aAway from the earth with such a man, for it is bnot fitting for him to live!
23 And as they were crying out and casting off their garments and throwing dust in the air,
24 The 1commander ordered him to be brought into the abarracks, saying that he should be bexamined by scourging in order that he might cascertain for what cause they were shouting against him so.
25 But as they stretched him out 1with the thongs, Paul 2said to the centurion standing by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a aRoman and uncondemned?
26 And when the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and reported, saying, What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman.
27 And the commander came and said to him, Tell me, are you a Roman? And he said, Yes.
28 And the commander answered, With a large sum of money I acquired this citizenship. And Paul said, But I was even born a Roman.
29 Immediately therefore those who were about to aexamine him withdrew from him; and the bcommander also was cafraid, realizing that he was a dRoman and that he had ebound him.