He could have been freed (Acts 26:32)

“King Agrippa

Said to Governor Festus.

‘This man could have been

Set free

If he had not appealed

To Caesar.’”

Ἀγρίππας δὲ τῷ Φήστῳ ἔφη Ἀπολελύσθαι ἐδύνατο ὁ ἄνθρωπος οὗτος εἰ μὴ ἐπεκέκλητο Καίσαρα.

The author of Acts indicated that King Agrippa II (Ἀγρίππας δὲ) said (ἔφη) to Governor Festus (τῷ Φήστῳ) that this man (ὁ ἄνθρωπος οὗτος), Paul, could have been set free (Ἀπολελύσθαι ἐδύνατο), if he had not appealed to Caesar (εἰ μὴ ἐπεκέκλητο Καίσαρα).  King Agrippa II told Governor Festus that Paul could have been released and set free if he had not appealed to the emperor.  Apparently, once that Paul had appealed to the emperor Caesar, they could not stop the process.  Have you ever tried to appeal a judicial sentence?

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