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Acts 28

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On the Island of Malta
28
1 When we came ashore, we learned that the island was called Malta.
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1 And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.
2 The local people were very friendly, and they welcomed us by building a fire, because it was rainy and cold. 2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
3 After Paul had gathered some wood and had put it on the fire, the heat caused a snake to crawl out, and it bit him on the hand.
3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
4 When the local people saw the snake hanging from Paul's hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer! He didn't drown in the sea, but the goddess of justice will kill him anyway.” 4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
5 Paul shook the snake off into the fire and wasn't harmed.
5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
6 The people kept thinking that Paul would either swell up or suddenly drop dead. They watched him for a long time, and when nothing happened to him, they changed their minds and said, “This man is a god.” 6 Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.
7 The governor of the island was named Publius, and he owned some of the land around there. Publius was very friendly and welcomed us into his home for three days.
7 In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously.
8 His father was in bed, sick with fever and stomach trouble, and Paul went to visit him. Paul healed the man by praying and placing his hands on him. 8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.
9 After this happened, everyone on the island brought their sick people to Paul, and they were all healed.
9 So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed:
10 The people were very respectful to us, and when we sailed, they gave us everything we needed. 10 Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.
From Malta to Rome
11 Three months later we sailed in a ship that had been docked at Malta for the winter. The ship was from Alexandria in Egypt and was known as “The Twin Gods.”
t 28.11 known as “The Twin Gods”: Or “carried on its bow a wooden carving of the Twin Gods.” These gods were Castor and Pollux, two of the favorite gods among sailors.
11 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.
12 We arrived in Syracuse and stayed for three days. 12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.
13 From there we sailed to Rhegium. The next day a south wind began to blow, and two days later we arrived in Puteoli. 13 And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli:
14 There we found some of the Lord's followers, who begged us to stay with them. A week later we left for the city of Rome. 14 Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome.
15 Some of the followers in Rome heard about us and came to meet us at the Market of Appius and at the Three Inns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and was encouraged.
15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.
Paul in Rome
16 We arrived in Rome, and Paul was allowed to live in a house by himself with a soldier to guard him.
16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.
17 Three days after we got there, Paul called together some of the Jewish leaders and said:
My friends, I have never done anything to hurt our people, and I have never gone against the customs of our ancestors. But in Jerusalem I was handed over as a prisoner to the Romans.
17 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
18 They looked into the charges against me and wanted to release me. They found that I had not done anything deserving death. 18 Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.
19 The Jewish leaders disagreed, so I asked to be tried by the Emperor.
28.19 Ac 25.11.
But I don't have anything to say against my own nation.
19 But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.
20 I am bound by these chains because of what we people of Israel hope for. That's why I have called you here to talk about this hope of ours. 20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
21 The leaders replied, “No one from Judea has written us a letter about you. And not one of them has come here to report on you or to say anything against you.
21 And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee.
22 But we would like to hear what you have to say. We understand that people everywhere are against this new group.” 22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.
23 They agreed on a time to meet with Paul, and many of them came to his house. From early morning until late in the afternoon, Paul talked to them about God's kingdom. He used the Law of Moses and the Books of the Prophets
u 28.23 Law of Moses and the Books of the Prophets: The Jewish Bible, that is, the Old Testament.
to try to win them over to Jesus.
23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.
24 Some of the leaders agreed with what Paul said, but others did not.
24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
25 Since they could not agree among themselves, they started leaving. But Paul said, “The Holy Spirit said the right thing when he sent Isaiah the prophet 25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,
26 to tell our ancestors,
28.26,27 Is 6.9,10 (LXX).

‘Go to these people
and tell them:
You will listen and listen,
but never understand.
You will look and look,
but never see.
26 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:
27 All of you
have stubborn hearts.
Your ears are stopped up,
and your eyes are covered.
You cannot see or hear
or understand.
If you could,
you would turn to me,
and I would heal you.’ ”
27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

28-29 Paul said, “You may be sure that God wants to save the Gentiles! And they will listen.”
v 28.28,29 And they will listen: Some manuscripts add, “After Paul said this, the people left, but they got into a fierce argument among themselves.”
28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.
30 For two years Paul stayed in a rented house and welcomed everyone who came to see him.
30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,
31 He bravely preached about God's kingdom and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ, and no one tried to stop him. 31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

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