Acts 28:17-20

LEB(i) 17 Now it happened that after three days, he called together those who were the most prominent of the Jews. And when* they had assembled, he said to them, "Men and brothers, although* I had done nothing against our* people or the customs of our fathers, from Jerusalem I was delivered as a prisoner into the hands of the Romans, 18 who, when they* had examined me, were wanting to release me,* because there was no basis for an accusation worthy of death with me. 19 But because* the Jews objected, I was forced to appeal to Caesar (not as if I* had any charge to bring against my own people).* 20 Therefore for this reason I have requested to see you and to speak with you,* for because of the hope of Israel I am wearing this chain!"