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Acts 28:1-10 (Lexham English Bible)

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Paul on Malta

1 And [after we]a were brought safely through, then we found out that the island was called Malta. 2 And the local inhabitants showed {extraordinary}b kindness to us, for they lit a fire [and]c welcomed us all, because of the rain that had begun and because of the cold. 3 And [when]d Paul had gathered a large number of sticks and was placing [them]e on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat [and]f fastened itself on his hand. 4 And when the local people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they began sayingg to one another, "Doubtless this man is a murderer whom, [although he]h was rescued from the sea, Justicei has not permitted to live!" 5 He, in turn, shook off the creature into the fire [and]j suffered no harm. 6 But they were expecting [that] he was going to swell upk or suddenly to fall down dead. So [after]l they had waited for a long [time] and saw nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds [and]m began sayingn [that] he was a god. 7 Now in the [regions] around that place were fields belonging to the chief official of the island, {named}o Publius, who welcomed us [and]p entertained [us]q hospitably [for] three days. 8 And it happened that the father of Publius was lying down, afflicted with fever and dysentery. Paul wentr to {him}s and [after]t praying, he placed [his]u hands on him [and]v healed him. 9 And [after]w this had taken place, the rest of those on the island who had diseases were coming and being healed also. 10 They also honored us with many honors, and [when we]x were putting out to sea, they gave [us]y the [things] {we needed}.z
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