25And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said vnto the Centurion that stood by, Is it lawfull for you to scourge a man that is a Romane, and vncondemned? 26When the Centurion heard that, hee went and told the chiefe captaine, saying, Take heede what thou doest, for this man is a Romane. 27Then the chiefe captaine came; and said vnto him, Tell me, art thou a Romane? He said, Yea.28And the chiefe captaine answered, With a great summe obteined I this freedome. And Paul said, But I was free borne. 29Then straightway they departed from him which should haue examined him: and the chiefe captaine also was afraid after he knew that he was a Romane, & because he had bound him.