Acts 28


Paul Bitten by a Viper

And having come through safe, then they knew that [4Malta 1the 2island 3is called]. And the barbarians furnished no chance humane treatment to us; for having lit a bonfire, they took [3unto themselves 1all 2of us], because of the rain attending, and because of the chilliness. [3bundled up 1And 2Paul 5of sticks 4a multitude], and having placed them on the bonfire, a viper [2from 3the 4heat 1having gone completely through], clinched onto his hand. And when [3beheld 1the 2barbarians 6hanging 4the 5beast] from his hand, they said to one another, Assuredly [2is a murderer 1this man], whom having been delivered from the sea, Dice [2to live 1allowed not]. He indeed then, having brushed off the beast into the fire, suffered no hurt. And the ones expecting him to be about to become inflamed, or to fall down suddenly dead, [2for 3a long time 1and] of their expecting and viewing nothing out of place [2to 3him 1was happening], changing their minds, they said [3a god 1him 2to be]. And in the parts around that place existed a place belonging to the foremost man of the island, by name Publius, who having received us, three days obligingly lodged us. And it happened the father of Publius [3with fevers 4and 5dysentery 2constrained 1reclined]; to whom Paul having entered, and having prayed, having placed the hands on him, healed him. This then having taken place, also the rest -- the ones having sicknesses in the island came forward, and were cured; 10 the ones who also with much honor esteemed us, and embarking, placed the things for our need.

Paul's Arrival at Rome

11 And after three months we embarked in a boat, having passed the winter in the island, an Alexandrian marked by the ensign Dioscuri. 12 And leading down unto Syracuse, we remained [2days 1three]. 13 From where having gone around we arrived at Rhegium. And after one day [2ensued 1a south wind]; on the second day we came into Puteoli; 14 where having found brethren we were appealed upon by them to remain [2days 1seven]; and thus to Rome we came. 15 And from there the brethren having heard the things concerning us, came forth to meet us as far as Appii Forum and Three Taverns; whom Paul seeing, having given thanks to God, he took courage. 16 And when we came unto Rome, the centurion delivered up the prisoners to the commander of the camp. But to Paul was committed to remain by himself with the [2guarding 3him 1soldier].

Paul's Ministry at Rome

17 And it came to pass after [2days 1three] [2calling together 1Paul] the ones being [2of the 3Jews 1foremost], [3having come together 1and 2they], he said to them, Men, brethren, I [2nothing 3against 1having done] the people or the [2customs 1paternal], [2a prisoner 3from 4Jerusalem 1was delivered up] into the hands of the Romans. 18 Who having questioned me, wanted to loose me, on account of the not one reason for death being in me. 19 [4disputing 1But 2the 3Jews], I was compelled to call upon Caesar; not as [4my nation 1having 2anything 3to accuse]. 20 For this reason then I appealed to you, to see and to speak to you; for on account of the hope of Israel [2with this chain 1I am encompassed]. 21 And they [2to 3him 1said], We [2neither 3letters 4concerning 5you 1received] from Judea, nor having come has any one of the brethren reported or spoke anything [2concerning 3you 1bad]. 22 But we deem it worthy [2from 3you 1to hear] what you think; for indeed concerning this sect, it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against. 23 And arranging for him a day, there came to him [2unto 3his guest room 1many more]; to whom he expounded testifying the kingdom of God, and persuading them the things concerning Jesus, from both the law of Moses and of the prophets, from morning until evening. 24 And some indeed were persuaded to the things being said, and some disbelieved. 25 And disharmony being with one another, they retired at [2having spoken 1Paul 4discourse 3one], that, Well the [2spirit 1holy] spoke through Isaiah the prophet to our fathers, 26 saying, Go to this people! and say, In hearing you shall hear, and in no way should you perceive; and seeing you shall see, and in no way should you know. 27 [5was thickened 1For 2the 3heart 4of this people], and [3with the 4ears 2heavily 1they heard], and [2of their eyes 1they closed the eyelids]; lest at any time they should see with the eyes, and [2with the 3ears 1should hear], and with the heart should perceive, and should turn, and I should heal them. 28 [2known 3then 1Let it be] to you! that to the nations [4was sent 1the 2deliverance 3of God], and they will hearken. 29 And these things he having said, [3went forth 1the 2Jews 5much 4having 7among 8themselves 6debating]. 30 [3stayed 1And 2Paul 5space of two years 4a whole] in his own hired house, and gladly received all the ones entering to him, 31 proclaiming the kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence unrestrainedly.
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