They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. From morning till evening he explained and declared to them the kingdom of God1 and tried to convince them about Jesus2 from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets.324
Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.425
They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: "The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your forefathers when he said5 through Isaiah the prophet:
" 'Go to this people and say, "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving."
For this people's heart has become calloused;6 they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'a728
"Therefore I want you to know that God's salvation8 has been sent to the Gentiles,9 and they will listen!"b30
For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.
Boldly10 and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God11 and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.