When 1they had been broughtsafelythrough, 2then we found out that 3the island was calledaMalta.
24The bnativesshowed us extraordinarykindness ; for because of the rain that had set in and because of the cold, they kindled a fire and 5received us all.
But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a vipercame out cbecause of the heat and fastened itself on his hand.
4When6the dnativessaw the creaturehanging from his hand, they began saying to oneanother, "7Undoubtedlythisman is a murderer, and though he has been saved from the sea, ejustice has not allowed him to live."
5However8he shook the creatureoff into the fire and sufferednoharm.
But they were expecting that he was about to swell up orsuddenlyfalldowndead. But after they had waited a long time and had seennothingunusualhappen to him, they changed their minds and 9began to say that he was a god.
7Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the leadingman of the island, namedPublius, whowelcomed us and entertained us courteouslythreedays.
And it happened that the father of Publius was lying in bed afflicted with recurrent fever and dysentery ; and Paulwent in to see him and after he had 10prayed, he 11laid his hands on him and healed him.
After this had happened, the rest of the people on the island who haddiseases were coming to him and gettingcured.
They also honored us with manyfmarks of respect ; and when we were settingsail, they gsupplied us with hall we needed.