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1 Safely ashore, we then learned that the island was called Malta. 1 Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta.
2 The local people showed us extraordinary kindness, for they lit a fire and took us all in, since rain was falling and it was cold. 2 The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
3 As Paul gathered a bundle of brushwood and put it on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and 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 When the local people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, "This man is probably a murderer, and though he has escaped the sea, Justice does not allow 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 However, he shook the creature 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 expected that he would swell up or suddenly drop dead. But after they waited a long time and saw nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds 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 Now in the area around that place was an estate belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and entertained us hospitably 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 It happened that Publius' father was in bed suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went to him, and praying and laying his hands on him, he 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, the rest of those on the island who had diseases also came and were cured. 9 When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.
10 So they heaped many honors on us, and when we sailed, they gave us what 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 set sail in an Alexandrian ship that had wintered at the island, with the Twin Brothers as its figurehead. 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 Putting in at Syracuse, we stayed three days. 12 We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days.
13 From there, after making a circuit along the coast, we reached Rhegium. After one day a south wind sprang up, and the second day we came to Puteoli. 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 believers and were invited to stay with them for seven days. And so we came to Rome. 14 There we found some brothers who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome.
15 Now the believers from there had heard the news about us and had come to meet us as far as Forum of Appius and Three Taverns. When Paul 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 entered Rome, Paul was permitted to stay by himself with the soldier who guarded him. 16 When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him.
17 After three days he called together the leaders of the Jews. And when they had gathered he said to them: "Brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our forefathers, I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of 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 who, after examining me, wanted to release me, since I had not committed a capital offense. 18 They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.
19 Because the Jews objected, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar; it was not as though I had any accusation against my nation. 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 So, for this reason I've asked to see you and speak to you. In fact, it is for the hope of Israel that I'm wearing this chain." 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 And they said to him, "We haven't received any letters about you from Judea; none of the brothers has come and reported or spoken anything evil 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 consider it suitable to hear from you what you think. For concerning this sect, we are aware that it is spoken against everywhere." 22 But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."
23 After arranging a day with him, many came to him at his lodging. From dawn to dusk he expounded and witnessed about the kingdom of God. He persuaded them concerning Jesus from both the Law of Moses and the Prophets. 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 persuaded by what he said, but others did not believe. 24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.
25 Disagreeing among themselves, they began to leave after Paul made one statement: "The Holy Spirit correctly spoke through the prophet Isaiah to your forefathers 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 when He said, Go to this people and say: 'You will listen and listen, yet never understand; and you will look and look, yet 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 For this people's heart has grown callous, their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and be converted-and I would 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 saving work of God has been sent to the Gentiles; 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 After he said these things, the Jews departed, while engaging in a prolonged debate among themselves.] 29 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.
30 Then he stayed two whole years in his own rented house. And he welcomed all who visited him, 30 Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
31 proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with full boldness and without hindrance. 31