Acts 23:12-18

12 The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.13 More than forty men were involved in this plot. 14 They went to the chief priests and the elders and said, “We have taken a solemn oath not to eat anything until we have killed Paul. 15 Now then, you and the Sanhedrin petition the commander to bring him before you on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about his case. We are ready to kill him before he gets here.”

16 But when the son of Paul’s sister heard of this plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul.

17 Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, “Take this young man to the commander; he has something to tell him.” 18 So he took him to the commander.


One response to “Acts 23:12-18

  1. These were religious zealots, who thought they were serving God, but they were killing off the messenger of His Son. They were willing to kill in His name, without knowing who He was or what His purpose was. Hmmmmm. Serious lesson there.

    But, greater than the plans of man, are the ways of God. He used Paul’s nephew, who happened to be in this place, and happened to hear of the plot, to warn Paul so that the Romans could protect him and save him from the zealots.

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