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1 When we had escaped, then we knew that the island was called Malta. 1 Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta.
2 The natives shown us no common kindness; for they kindled a fire, and received us all, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. 2 The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
3 But when Sha'ul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on 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 natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said one to another, "No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped from the sea, yet Justice has not allowed 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 off the creature into the fire, and wasn't harmed. 5 But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.
6 But they expected that he would have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly, but when they were long in expectation and saw nothing bad happen to him, they changed their minds, and said that 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 neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us, and courteously entertained us 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 was so, that the father of Publius lay sick of fever and dysentery. Sha'ul entered in to him, prayed, and laying his hands on him, 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 Then when this was done, the rest also that had diseases in the island came, and were cured. 9 When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.
10 They also honored us with many honors, and when we sailed, they put on board the things that 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 a ship of Alexandria which had wintered in the island, whose sign was "The Twin Brothers." 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 Touching at Syracuse, we stayed there three days. 12 We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days.
13 From there we circled around and arrived at Rhegium. After one day, a south wind sprang up, and on 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 where we found brothers, and were entreated to stay with them seven days. 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 From there the brothers, when they heard of us, came to meet us as far as The Market of Appius and The Three Taverns; whom when Sha'ul saw, 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 When we entered into Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard, but Sha'ul was allowed 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 It happened that after three days Sha'ul called together those who were the leaders of the Yehudim. When they had come together, he said to them, "I, brothers, though I had done nothing against the people, or the customs of our fathers, still was delivered prisoner from Yerushalayim 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, when they had examined me, desired to set me free, because there was no cause of death in me. 18 They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.
19 But when the Yehudim spoke against it, I was constrained to appeal to Caesar, not that I had anything about which to accuse 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 For this cause therefore I asked you to see and to speak with me. For because of the hope of Yisra'el I am bound with 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 They said to him, "We neither received letters from Yehudah concerning you, nor did any of the brothers come here and report or speak any evil of 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 desire to hear from you what you think. For, as concerning this sect, it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against." 22 But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."
23 When they had appointed him a day, they came to him into his lodging in great number. He explained to them, testifying about the kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Yeshua, both from the law of Moshe and from the prophets, from morning until evening. 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 believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved. 24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.
25 When they didn't agree among themselves, they departed after Sha'ul had spoken one word, "The Ruach HaKodesh spoke well through Yesha`yahu, the prophet, to our fathers, 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 saying, 'Go to this people, and say, In hearing, you will hear, And will in no way understand. In seeing, you will see, And will in no way 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 dull of hearing. Their eyes they have closed. Lest they should see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their heart, And would turn again, 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 "Be it known therefore to you, that the salvation of God is sent to the Goyim. They will also hear." 28 "Therefore I want you to know that God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!"
29 When he had said these words, the Yehudim departed, having a great dispute among themselves. 29 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.
30 Sha'ul stayed two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who went in to him, 30 Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
31 preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Yeshua the Messiah with all boldness, without hinderance. 31