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Acts 28:1 (show verse)

And, when we were safely through, then, we knew that the island was called, Melita.

Acts 28:2 (show verse)

And, the natives, began to shew us no common philanthropy; for, kindling a fire, they received us all, because of the rain that had set in, and because of the cold.

Acts 28:3 (show verse)

But, when Paul had gathered a certain lot of firewood into a bundle, and laid it on the fire, a viper, by reason of the heat, coming forth, fastened on his hand.

Acts 28:4 (show verse)

And, when the natives saw the brute hanging out from his hand, they began to say, one to another - Doubtless, this man is, a murderer, whom, though brought safely through out of the sea, Justice, hath not suffered, to live.

Acts 28:5 (show verse)

He, however, shaking of the brute into the fire, suffered no harm;

Acts 28:6 (show verse)

whereas, they, were expecting, that he was about to become inflamed, or to fall down suddenly dead; - but, when they had been long expecting, and had observed, nothing unusual, happening unto him, they changed their minds, and began to say he was a god.

Acts 28:7 (show verse)

Now, in the neighbourhood of that place, were lands, belonging to the chief man of the island, by name Publius, - who, making us welcome, for three days, hospitably entertained us.

Acts 28:8 (show verse)

And it so happened that, the father of Publius, with feverish heats and dysentery distressed, was lying prostrate: unto whom Paul entering in and praying, laid his hands on him, and healed him.

Acts 28:9 (show verse)

And, when this happened, the rest also, even they in the island who were sick, were coming in and getting cured;

Acts 28:10 (show verse)

who also, with many honours, honoured us, and, when we were about to sail, put on board such things as we might need.

Acts 28:11 (show verse)

And, after three months, we sailed in a ship which had wintered in the island, a ship of Alexandria, whose ensign was The Twin Brothers;

Acts 28:12 (show verse)

and, touching at Syracuse, we tarried three days;

Acts 28:13 (show verse)

whence, going round, we reached Rhegium; and, after one day, a south wind springing up, on the second day, we came to Puteoli;

Acts 28:14 (show verse)

where, finding brethren, we were entreated to tarry, with them, seven days; - and, thus, towards Rome, we came.

Acts 28:15 (show verse)

And, when from thence the brethren heard the tidings concerning us, they came to meet us, as far as The Market of Appius and the Three Taverns - seeing whom, Paul thanked God, and took courage.

Acts 28:16 (show verse)

And, when we entered into Rome, Paul was suffered to abide by himself, with the soldier that guarded him.

Acts 28:17 (show verse)

And it came to pass, after three days, that he called together those who were the chief of the Jews; and, when they came together, he began to say unto them - I, brethren, though I had done nothing against the people, or the customs of our fathers, as a prisoner, out of Jerusalem, was delivered into the hands of the Romans;

Acts 28:18 (show verse)

who, indeed, when they had examined me, were minded to set me at liberty, because there was, nothing worthy of death, in me.

Acts 28:19 (show verse)

But, as the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar, - not as though, against my nation, I had anything to bring by way of accusation.

Acts 28:20 (show verse)

For this cause, therefore, have I called for you, to see and to speak with you; for, on account of the hope of Israel, this chain, have I about me!

Acts 28:21 (show verse)

And, they, said unto him - We, have neither received letters concerning thee from the Jews, nor hath anyone of the brethren who hath arrived reported or spoken concerning thee, anything ill.

Acts 28:22 (show verse)

But we deem it well, that, from thee, we should hear what are thine opinions; for, indeed, concerning this sect, it is, known to us, that, everywhere, is it spoken against.

Acts 28:23 (show verse)

And, having arranged with him a day, there came unto him, to the lodging, a larger number; unto whom he proceeded to expound, bearing full witness as to the kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses, and from the prophets, - from morning till evening.

Acts 28:24 (show verse)

And, some, indeed, were persuaded by the things that were spoken, whereas, others, disbelieved;

Acts 28:25 (show verse)

and, not being, agreed, among themselves, they began to leave, - Paul having said one thing - Well, did, the Holy Spirit, speak through Isaiah the prophet, unto your fathers,

Acts 28:26 (show verse)

saying - Go thy way unto this people, and say - Ye shall, surely hear, and yet will in nowise understand. And, surely see, and yet will in nowise perceive;

Acts 28:27 (show verse)

For the heart of this people, hath become dense, and, with their ears, heavily, have they heard, and, their eyes, have they closed, - lest once they should see with their eyes, and, with their ears, should hear, and, with their hearts, should understand, and return, - when I would certainly heal them.

Acts 28:28 (show verse)

Be it, known unto you, therefore, that, unto the nations, hath been sent forth this salvation of God: they, will also hear.

Acts 28:29 (show verse)

Acts 28:30 (show verse)

And he abode two whole years in his own hired house, and made welcome all who were coming in unto him, -

Acts 28:31 (show verse)

proclaiming the kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, with all freedom of speech, without hindrance.