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1 And [after we] were brought safely through, then we found out that the island was called Malta. 1 Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta.
2 And the local inhabitants showed {extraordinary} kindness to us, for they lit a fire [and] welcomed us all, because of the rain that had begun 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 And [when] Paul had gathered a large number of sticks and was placing [them] on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat [and] fastened itself 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 And when the local people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they began saying to one another, "Doubtless this man is a murderer whom, [although he] was rescued from the sea, Justice has not permitted 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 He, in turn, shook off the creature into the fire [and] suffered no harm. 5 But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.
6 But they were expecting [that] he was going to swell up or suddenly to fall down dead. So [after] they had waited for a long [time] and saw nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds [and] began saying [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 [regions] around that place were fields belonging to the chief official 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 And it happened that the father of Publius was lying down, afflicted with fever and dysentery. Paul went to {him} and [after] praying, he 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 And [after] this had taken place, the rest of those on the island who had diseases were coming and being healed also. 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] were putting out to sea, they gave [us] the [things] {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 Now after three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered at the island, an Alexandrian [one] {with the twin gods Castor and Pollux as its insignia}. 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 And putting in at Syracuse, we stayed [there] three days. 12 We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days.
13 From there we got underway [and] arrived at Rhegium, and after one day a south wind came 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 implored to stay with them seven days. And in this way 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 And from there the brothers, [when they] heard the [news] about us, came to meet us as far as the Forum of Appius and Three Taverns. [When he] saw them, Paul gave thanks to 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 into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself with the soldier who was guarding him. 16 When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him.
17 Now it happened that after three days, he called together those who were the most prominent of the Jews. And [when] they had assembled, he said to them, "Men [and] brothers, [although] I had done nothing against [our] people or the customs of our fathers, from Jerusalem I was delivered [as] a prisoner 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, were wanting to release [me], because there was no basis for an accusation [worthy] of death with me. 18 They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.
19 But [because] the Jews objected, I was forced to appeal to Caesar (not as [if I] had any [charge] to bring 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 Therefore for this reason I have requested to see you and to speak with [you], for because of the hope of Israel I am 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 have received no letters about you from Judea, nor has any of the brothers 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 would like to hear from you what you think, for concerning this sect it is known to us 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 And [when they] had set a day with him, many more came to him at his lodging place, to whom he was explaining from early in the morning until evening, testifying about the kingdom of God and attempting to convince them about 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 And [some] were convinced [by] what was said, but [others] refused to believe. 24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.
25 So being in disagreement with one another, they began to leave [after] Paul made one statement: "The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through the prophet Isaiah to your 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, "{You will keep on hearing} and will never understand, and {you will keep on seeing} and will 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 the heart of this people has become dull, and with [their] ears they hear with difficulty, and they have shut their eyes, lest they see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and understand with [their] heart, and turn, 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 salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles. They also will listen!" 28 "Therefore I want you to know that God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!"
30 So he stayed two whole years in his own rented house, and welcomed all who came to him, 30 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.
31 proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching the [things] concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, without hindrance. 31 Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.