Acts 22:25-28

25But when they had tied him up with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who was standing by, “Is it legal for you to flog a Roman citizen who is uncondemned?”26When the centurion heard that, he went to the tribune and said to him, “What are you about to do? This man is a Roman citizen.”27The tribune came and asked Paul, “Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?” And he said, “Yes.”28The tribune answered, “It cost me a large sum of money to get my citizenship.” Paul said, “But I was born a citizen.”