Publius owned property nearby. He was the chief official on the island. He welcomed us to his home. For three days he took care of us. He treated us with kindness.
His father was sick in bed. The man suffered from fever and dysentery. So Paul went in to see him. Paul prayed for him. He placed his hands on him and healed him.
Then the rest of the sick people on the island came. They too were healed.
The people of the island honored us in many ways. When we were ready to sail, they gave us the supplies we needed.
After three months we headed out to sea. We sailed in a ship that had stayed at the island during the winter. It was a ship from Alexandria. On the front of it the figures of twin gods were carved. Their names were Castor and Pollux.
We landed at Syracuse and stayed there for three days.
From there we sailed to Rhegium. The next day the south wind came up. The day after that, we reached Puteoli.
There we found some believers. They invited us to spend a week with them. At last we came to Rome.
The brothers and sisters there had heard we were coming. They traveled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us. When Paul saw these people, he thanked God and was cheered up.
When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself. But a soldier guarded him.
Three days later Paul called a meeting of the Jewish leaders. So they came. Paul said to them, "My brothers, I have done nothing against our people. I have also done nothing against what our people of long ago practiced. But I was arrested in Jerusalem. I was handed over to the Romans.