Citizenship @ the rights and privileges of a citizen in distinction from a foreigner Luke:15:15Luke:19:14; Acts:21:39). Under the Mosaic law non-Israelites, with the exception of the Moabites and the Ammonites and others mentioned in Deuteronomy:23:1-3, were admitted to the general privileges of citizenship among the Jews Exodus:12:19; Leviticus:24:22; Numbers:15:15Numbers:35:15; Deuteronomy:10:18Deuteronomy:14:29Deuteronomy:16:10 ,14). The right of citizenship under the Roman government was granted by the emperor to individuals, and sometimes to provinces, as a favour or as a recompense for services rendered to the state, or for a sum of money Acts:22:28). This "freedom" secured privileges equal to those enjoyed by natives of Rome. Among the most notable of these was the provision that a man could not be bound or imprisoned without a formal trial Acts:22:25-26), or scourged (16:37). All Roman citizens had the right of appeal to Caesar (25:11).