Now there were more than forty who had formed this conspiracy.
They came to the chief priests and elders, and said, "We have bound ourselves under a great oath that we will eat nothing until we have killed Paul.
Now you, therefore, together with the council, suggest to the commander that he be brought down to you tomorrow, as though you were going to make further inquiries concerning him; but we are ready to kill him before he comes near."
So when Paul's sister's son heard of their ambush, he went and entered the barracks and told Paul.
Then Paul called one of the centurions to him and said, "Take this young man to the commander, for he has something to tell him."
So he took him and brought him to the commander and said, "Paul the prisoner called me to him and asked me to bring this young man to you. He has something to say to you."
Then the commander took him by the hand, went aside, and asked privately, "What is it that you have to tell me?"