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Acts 28

Chapter 28

28:15  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.

Appii

the market of Appius.

28:16  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.

a soldier

the soldier that guarded him. Acts 24:23 ; 27:3 .

28:28  Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

salvation

(See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .

28:30  And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,

his own hired house

It has been much disputed whether Paul endured two Roman imprisonments, from A.D. 62 to 68 or one. The tradition from Clement to Eusebius favours two imprisonments with a year of liberty between. Erdman (W.J.) has pointed out the leaving of Trophimus sick at Miletus, mentioned in 2 Timothy 4:20 could not have been an occurrence of Paul's last journey to Jerusalem, for then Trophimus was not left ; Acts 20:4 ; 21:29 nor of the journey to Rome to appear before Caesar, for then he did not touch at Miletus. To make this incident possible there must have been a release from the first imprisonment, and an interval of ministry and travel.

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