The accusers did not charge Paul with normal crimes (Acts 25:18)

“When the accusers

Stood up,

They did not charge Paul

With any of the crimes

That I was expecting.”

περὶ οὗ σταθέντες οἱ κατήγοροι οὐδεμίαν αἰτίαν ἔφερον ὧν ἐγὼ ὑπενόουν πονηρῶν,

The author of Acts indicated that Festus said that when the accusers (οἱ κατήγοροι) stood up (περὶ οὗ σταθέντες), they did not charge Paul (οὐδεμίαν αἰτίαν ἔφερον) with any of the crimes (πονηρῶν) that he was expecting (ὧν ἐγὼ ὑπενόουν).  Acts was the only Greek biblical writing that used this word ὑπενόουν, that means to suspect, conjecture, or suppose.  Festus told King Agrippa II and Bernice that he was surprised when he heard the accusers of Paul and their charges because he had expected some political charges.  Are you sometimes surprised at the way people are charged with crimes?

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