Concerning questions of their law (peri zētēmata tou nomou autōn). The very distinction drawn by Gallio in Corinth (Act 18:14.). On the word see note on Act 15:2.
But to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds (mēden de axion thanatou ē desmōn echonta enklēma). Literally, “having no accusation (or crime) worthy of death or of bonds.” This phrase here only in the N.T. Egklēma is old word for accusation or crime from egkaleō used in Act 23:28and in the N.T. only here and Act 25:16. Lysias thus expresses the opinion that Paul ought to be set free and the lenient treatment that Paul received in Caesarea and Rome (first imprisonment) is probably due to this report of Lysias. Every Roman magistrate before whom Paul appears declares him innocent (Gallio, Lysias, Felix, Festus).