And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.
And Festus said, King Agrippa,.... He addressed himself to him in the first place, as being the principal person, and of great dignity, as well as knowledge:
and all men which are here present with us; the chief captains, and principal inhabitants of the city:
ye see this man the prisoner at the bar, meaning Paul:
about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me: applied unto him, interceded with him, and very importunately pressed and desired him to give judgment against him:
both at Jerusalem and also here; at Caesarea, whither they came from Jerusalem to accuse him:
crying: in a very noisy and clamorous way:
that he ought not to live any longer; as they did before Lysias the chief captain, Acts 22:22 and so in the hearing of Festus; for it was his death they sought, and nothing else would satisfy them.