Acts 28 NAS

Safe at Malta

1 When 1they had been brought safely through, 2then we found out that 3the island was called aMalta.

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    • ˘ 28:1 - Or "Melita"
      2 4The bnatives showed us extraordinary kindness; for because of the rain that had set in and because of the cold, they kindled a fire and 5received us all.

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      3 But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out cbecause of the heat and fastened itself on his hand.

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        • ˚ 28:3 - Or "from the heat"
          4 When 6the dnatives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they began saying to one another, "7Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, and though he has been saved from the sea, ejustice has not allowed him to live."

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            • ˛ 28:4 - Lit "barbarians"
            • ˜ 28:4 - Or "Justice," i.e. the personification of a goddess
              5 However * 8he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm.

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              6 But they were expecting that he was about to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had waited a long time and had seen nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and 9began to say that he was a god.

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              7 Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and entertained us courteously three days.
              8 And it happened that the father of Publius was lying in bed afflicted with recurrent fever and dysentery; and Paul went in to see him and after he had 10prayed, he 11laid his hands on him and healed him.

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              9 After this had happened, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases were coming to him and getting cured.
              10 They also honored us with many fmarks of respect; and when we were setting sail, they gsupplied us with hall we needed.

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                • ˝ 28:10 - Lit "honors"
                • ˞ 28:10 - Or "put on board"
                • ˟ 28:10 - Lit "the things pertaining to the needs"

                  Paul Arrives at Rome

                  11 At the end of three months we set sail on 12an Alexandrian ship which had wintered at the island, and which had ithe Twin Brothers for its figurehead.

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                    • ˠ 28:11 - Gr "Dioscuri;" i.e. Castor and Pollux, twin sons of Zeus
                      12 After we put in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days.
                      13 From there we sailed around and arrived at Rhegium, and a day later a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli.
                      14 jThere we found some 13brethren, and were invited to stay with them for seven days; and thus we came to Rome.

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                      15 And the 14brethren, when they heard about us, came from there as far as the kMarket of Appius and lThree Inns to meet us; and when Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.

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                        • ˢ 28:15 - Lat "Appii Forum", a station about 43 miles from Rome
                        • ˣ 28:15 - Lat "Tres Tabernae", a station about 33 miles from Rome
                          16 When we entered Rome, Paul was 15allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.

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                          17 After three days mPaul called together those who were 16the leading men of the Jews, and when they came together, he began saying to them, "17Brethren *, 18though I had done nothing against our people or 19the customs of our nfathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.

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                              18 "And when they had 20examined me, they 21were willing to release me because there was 22no ground ofor putting me to death.

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                                • ˦ 28:18 - Lit "of death in me"
                                  19 "But when the Jews pobjected, I was forced to 23appeal to Caesar, not that I had any accusation against my nation.

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                                    • ˧ 28:19 - Lit "spoke against"
                                      20 "For this reason, therefore, I qrequested to see you and to speak with you, for I am wearing 24this chain for 25the sake of the hope of Israel."

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                                        • ˨ 28:20 - Or "invited you to see me and speak with me"
                                          21 They said to him, "We have neither received letters from Judea concerning you, nor have any of 26the brethren come here and reported or spoken anything bad about you.

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                                          22 "But we desire to hear from you what ryour views are; for concerning this 27sect, it is known to us that 28it is spoken against everywhere."

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                                            • ˩ 28:22 - Lit "you think"
                                              23 When they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at 29his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly 30testifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, 31from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening.

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                                              24 32Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe.

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                                              25 And when they did not agree with one another, they began leaving after Paul had spoken one parting word, "The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers,
                                              26 saying, '33GO TO THIS PEOPLE AND SAY, "s34YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, tBUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND; AND uYOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE;

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                                                • ˪ 28:26 - Lit "with a hearing"
                                                • ˫ 28:26 - Lit "and"
                                                • ˬ 28:26 - Lit "seeing you will see"
                                                  27 35FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL, AND WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR, AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES; OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT SEE WITH THEIR EYES, AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I WOULD HEAL THEM."'

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                                                  28 "Therefore let it be known to you that 36this salvation of God has been sent 37to the Gentiles; they will also listen."

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                                                  29 [vWhen he had spoken these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves.]

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                                                    • ˭ 28:29 - Early mss do not contain this v
                                                      30 And he stayed two full years win his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him,

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                                                        • ˮ 28:30 - Or "at his own expense"
                                                          31 x38preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ 39with all openness, unhindered.

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                                                            • ˯ 28:31 - Or "proclaiming"