||And when we had arrived at Rome, Paul was given permission to stay by himself, with a soldier to guard him.
||And after the third day, he called together the leaders of the Jews. And when they had convened, he said to them: “Noble brothers, I have done nothing against the people, nor against the customs of the fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
||And after they held a hearing about me, they would have released me, because there was no case for death against me.
||But with the Jews speaking against me, I was constrained to appeal to Caesar, though it was not as if I had any kind of accusation against my own nation.
||And so, because of this, I requested to see you and to speak to you. For it is because of the hope of Israel that I am encircled with this chain.”
||Then he remained for two whole years in his own rented lodgings. And he received all who went in to him,
||preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which are from the Lord Jesus Christ, with all faithfulness, without prohibition.