Acts 281 And having safely escaped, then they knew that Melita the island is called. 2 The and barbarians rendered not the ordinary kindness to us; having kindled for a fire; they brought to all of us, because of the rain that having been present, and because of the cold. 3 Having gathered and the Paul of sticks a bundle, and having placed on the fire, a viper from the heat having come out fastened on the hand of him. 4 When and saw the barbarians hanging the wild beast from the hand of him, they said to each other: Certainly a murderer is the man this, whom having been saved from the sea the Justice to live not permitted. 5 He indeed then having shaken off the wild beast into the fire, suffered nothing bad; 6 they but were expecting him to be about to swell, or to fall down suddenly dead. For a long and of them, expecting, and seeing nothing out of place to him happening, changing their minds they said: A god him to be. 7 In and to those about the place that were farms to the chiefs of the island, by name Poplius; who having received us, three days kindly entertained. 8 It happened and the father of the Poplius with fevers and dysentery being seized was lying down; to whom the Paul going in, and having prayed, having placed the hands to him, healed him. 9 This therefore being done, and the others those having sicknesses in the island, came, and were healed; 10 who also with many rewards rewarded us, and leading out they placed on the things for the need. 11 After and three months we sailed in a ship having been wintered in the island, Alexandrian, with an ensign Dioscuri. 12 And having been led own to Syracuse, we remained days three. 13 Whence having gone round we came to Rhegium; and after one day having sprung up a South wind, second day we came to Puteoli; 14 where having found brethren we were invited by them to remain days seven; and thus towards the Rome we went. 15 And thence the brethren having heard the things concerning us, came out to a meeting with us as far as Appii forum, and Three taverns; whom seeing the Paul, having given thanks to the God, he took courage. 16 When and we came to Rome the centurion delivered the prisoners to the perfect of the Pretorium camp; the but Paul was permitted to abide by himself, with the watching him soldiers. 17 It happened and after days three to have called together to him those being of the Jews chiefs. Having come together and of them, he said to them: Men brethren, I nothing against having done to the people or to the customs those paternal, a prisoner from Jerusalem I was delivered into the hands of the Romans; 18 who having examined me wished to release, because that no one cause of death to be in me. 19 Speaking against and the Jews, I was forced to call upon Caesar; not as of the nation of me having anything to accuse. 20 Because of this therefore the cause I called you to see and to speak with; on account for of the hope of the Israel the chain this I wear around. 21 They and to him said: We neither letters concerning thee received from the Judea, neither having come any one of the brethren related or spoken anything concerning thee evil. 22 we deem proper but from thee to hear, what thou thinkest; concerning indeed for of the sect this known is to us, that everywhere it is spoken against. 23 Having appointed and to him a day, came to him to the lodging many; to whom he set forth testifying earnestly the kingdom of the God, persuading and them the things concerning the Jesus, from both the law of Moses and of the prophets, from morning till evening. 24 And these indeed were persuaded by the words being spoken, those but believed not. 25 Not agreed and being with each other, they were dismissed, saying of the Paul word one: That well the spirit the holy spoke through Esaias the prophet to the fathers of us, 26 saying: Go thou to the people this, and say thou: With ears you will hear, and not not you may understand; and seeing you will see, and not not you may perceive. 27 Unfeeling for the heart of the people this and with the ears heavily they hear, and the eyes of them they closed; lest at any time they should see the eyes, and with the ears they should hear, and with the heart they should understand, and should return, and I should heal them. 28 Known therefore let it be to you, that to the Gentiles is sent the salvation of the God; they and will hear. 29 And these things of him saying, went the Jews, much having among themselves discussion. 30 He abode and two years whole in the hired dwelling; and received all those coming in to him, publishing the kingdom of the God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Anointed with all freedom of speech, unrestrained.
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