“And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.”
King James Version (KJV)
Ac 25:3 To kill him. This was the real object of their request. Those who will read the account of these times given by Josephus, a Jew of this period, will see that such a murderous purpose is not improbable. Their purpose was for the time baffled by the decision of Festus that the case must be tried before his court in Caesarea instead of before the Sanhedrin.