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1 After our escape, we learned that the island was called Malta. 1 Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta.
2 Its people showed extraordinary kindness - it was cold and it had started to rain, so they lit a bonfire and welcomed us all. 2 The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
3 Sha'ul had gathered a bundle of sticks and was adding them to the fire, when a poisonous snake, driven out by the heat, fastened itself to his hand. 3 Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand.
4 The islanders saw the creature hanging from Sha'ul's hand and said to one another, "This man must be a murderer. Even though he escaped the sea, justice has not allowed him to live." 4 When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, "This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live."
5 But he shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no harm. 5 But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.
6 They waited, expecting him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead; but after waiting a long time and seeing that nothing amiss was happening to him, they reversed their opinion and said he was a god. 6 The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead, but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.
7 Nearby were lands belonging to the governor of the island, whose name was Publius. He received us in a friendly manner and put us up for three days. 7 There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and for three days entertained us hospitably.
8 Now it so happened that Publius' father was lying in bed, sick with fever attacks and dysentery. Sha'ul went in to him, prayed, placed his hands on him and healed him. 8 His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him.
9 After this happened, the rest of those on the island who had ailments came and were healed. 9 When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.
10 They heaped honors on us; and when the time came for us to sail, they provided the supplies we needed. 10 They honored us in many ways and when we were ready to sail, they furnished us with the supplies we needed.
11 After three months, we sailed away on a ship from Alexandria called "Twin Gods," which had passed the winter at the island. 11 After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island. It was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux.
12 We landed at Syracuse and stayed three days. 12 We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days.
13 From there, we arrived at Rhegium by tacking; but after one day, a south wind sprang up; so we made it to Puteoli the second day. 13 From there we set sail and arrived at Rhegium. The next day the south wind came up, and on the following day we reached Puteoli.
14 There we found brothers who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we went on toward Rome. 14 There we found some brothers who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome.
15 The brothers there had heard about us and came as far as Appian Market and Three Inns to meet us. When Sha'ul saw them, he thanked God and took courage. 15 The brothers there had heard that we were coming, and they traveled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us. At the sight of these men Paul thanked God and was encouraged.
16 And when we arrived at Rome, the officer allowed Sha'ul to stay by himself, though guarded by a soldier. 16 When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him.
17 After three days Sha'ul called a meeting of the local Jewish leaders. When they had gathered, he said to them: "Brothers, although I have done nothing against either our people or the traditions of our fathers, I was made a prisoner in Yerushalayim and handed over to the Romans. 17 Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: "My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans.
18 They examined me and were ready to release me, because I had done nothing to justify a death sentence. 18 They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.
19 But when the Judeans objected, I was forced to appeal to the Emperor - not that I had any charge to make against my own people. 19 But when the Jews objected, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar--not that I had any charge to bring against my own people.
20 This is why I have asked to see you and speak with you, for it is because of the hope of Isra'el that I have this chain around me." 20 For this reason I have asked to see you and talk with you. It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain."
21 They said to him, "We have not received any letters about you from Y'hudah, and none of the brothers who have come from there has reported or said anything bad about you. 21 They replied, "We have not received any letters from Judea concerning you, and none of the brothers who have come from there has reported or said anything bad about you.
22 But we do think it would be appropriate to hear your views from you, yourself; for all we know about this sect is that people everywhere speak against it." 22 But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."
23 So they arranged a day with him and came to his quarters in large numbers. From morning until evening he explained the matter to them, giving a thorough witness about the Kingdom of God and making use of both the Torah of Moshe and the Prophets to persuade them about Yeshua. 23 They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. From morning till evening he explained and declared to them the kingdom of God and tried to convince them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets.
24 Some were convinced by what he said, 24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.
25 while others refused to believe. So they left, disagreeing among themselves, after Sha'ul had made one final statement: "The Ruach HaKodesh spoke well in saying to your fathers through Yesha'yahu the prophet, 25 They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: "The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your forefathers when he said through Isaiah the prophet:
26 'Go to this people and say, "You will keep on hearing but never understand, and you will keep on seeing but never perceive, 26 " 'Go to this people and say, "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving."
27 because the heart of this people has grown thick with their ears they barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, for fear that they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and do t'shuvah, so that I could heal them."' 27 For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'
28 Therefore, let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Goyim, and they will listen!" 28 "Therefore I want you to know that God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!"
29 29 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.
30 Sha'ul remained two whole years in a place he rented for himself; and he continued receiving all who came to see him, 30 Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
31 openly and without hindrance proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Yeshua the Messiah. 31