27 The commander went to Paul and asked, “Tell me,
are you a Roman citizen?”
“Yes, I am,” he answered.
28 Then the commander said,
“I had to pay a big price for my citizenship.”
“But I was born a citizen,” Paul replied.
29 Those who were about to question him withdrew immediately.
The commander himself was alarmed when he
realized that he had put Paul, a
Roman citizen, in chains.