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1 And when we had escaped, then we knew that the island was called Melita. But the barbarians shewed us no small courtesy. 1 Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta.
2 For kindling a fire, they refreshed us all, because of the present rain and 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 together a bundle of sticks and had laid them on the fire, a viper, coming out of the heat, 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 And when the barbarians saw the beast hanging on his hand, they said one to another: Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, who, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance doth not suffer 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 And he indeed, shaking off the beast into the fire, suffered no harm. 5 But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.
6 But they supposed that he would begin to swell up and that he would suddenly fall down and die. But expecting long and seeing that there came no harm to him, changing their minds, they 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 these places were possessions of the chief man of the island, named Publius: who, receiving us for three days, entertained us courteously. 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 lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux. To whom Paul entered in. And when he had prayed and laid 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 Which being done, all that had diseases in the island came and were healed. 9 When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.
10 Who also honoured us with many honours: and when we were to set sail, they laded us with such things as were necessary. 10 They honored us in many ways and when we were ready to sail, they furnished us with the supplies we needed.
11 And after three months, we sailed in a ship of Alexandria, that had wintered in the island, whose sign was the Castors. 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 when we were come to Syracusa, we tarried there three days. 12 We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days.
13 From thence, compassing by the shore, we came to Rhegium: and after one day, the south wind blowing, we came the second day 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, finding brethren, we were desired to tarry with them seven days. And so we went 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 thence, when the brethren had heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum and the Three Taverns. Whom when Paul saw, he 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 were come to Rome, Paul was suffered to dwell by himself, with a soldier that kept him. 16 When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him.
17 And after the third day, he called together the chief of the Jews. And when they were assembled, he said to them: Men, brethren, I, having done nothing against the people or the custom of our fathers, was delivered 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, when they had examined me, would have released me, for that 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 the Jews contradicting it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar: not that I had anything to accuse my nation of. 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 desired to see you and to speak to you. Because that for the hope of Israel, 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 But they said to him: We neither received letters concerning thee from Judea: neither did any of the brethren that came hither relate or speak any evil of thee. 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 of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that it is every where contradicted. 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 appointed him a day, there came very many to him unto his lodgings. To whom he expounded, testifying the kingdom of God and persuading them concerning Jesus, out of the law of Moses and 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 And some believed the things that were said: but some believed not. 24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.
25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, Paul speaking this one word: Well did the Holy Ghost speak to our fathers by Isaias 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 Saying: Go to this people and say to them: With the ear you shall hear and shall not understand: and seeing you shall see and shall not 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 is grown gross, and with their ears have they heard heavily and their eyes they have shut, lest perhaps they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and should be converted: and I should 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 this salvation of God is sent to the Gentiles: and they will hear it. 28 "Therefore I want you to know that God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!"
29 And when he had said these things, the Jews went out from him, having much reasoning among themselves. 29 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.
30 And he remained two whole years in his own hired lodging: and he received all that came 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 which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, without prohibition. 31