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Acts 28 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And when we had escaped, then we knew that the isle was called Melita. 1 Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta.
2 And the heathen men did to us not little courtesy [Soothly barbarians, or heathen men, gave to us not little humanity, or courtesy]. And when a fire was kindled, they refreshed us all, for the rain that came, and 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 Paul had gathered a quantity of cuttings of vines, and laid on the fire, an adder came forth from the heat, and took him by the hand [an adder, when she came forth from the heat, assailed 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 heathen men of the isle saw the beast hanging in his hand, they said together, For this man is a manslayer; and when he escaped from the sea, God's vengeance suffereth him not to live in earth. [Therefore as barbarians saw the beast hanging in his hand, they said together, Soothly this man is a man-queller; which when he escaped from the sea, God's vengeance suffereth him not 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 away the beast into the fire, and had none harm. [And he soothly shaking off the beast into the fire, suffered nothing of evil.] 5 But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.
6 And they guessed that he should be turned into swelling, and fall down suddenly, and die. But when they abided long, and saw that nothing of evil was done in him [Forsooth them long abiding, and seeing nothing of evil to be done in him], they turned them(selves) together, and said, that he was 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 And in those places were manors [were manors, or fields,] of the prince of the isle, Publius by name, which received us by three days benignly [benignly, or with good will], and ?found? us. 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 befell, that the father of Publius lay travailed with fevers and bloody flux [lay travailed with fevers and dysentery, or flux]. To whom Paul entered, 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 And when this thing was done, all that in the isle had sicknesses, came, and were healed [all that in the isle had sicknesses, came to, and were cured, or healed]. 9 When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.
10 Which also honoured us with many honours, and putted what things were necessary to us, when we shipped. [Which also honoured us in many worships, and to us shipping, inputted what things 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 shipped in a ship of Alexandria, that had wintered in the isle, to which was an excellent sign of Castor. 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 came to Syracuse, we dwelled there three days. 12 We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days.
13 From thence we sailed about, and came to Rhegium; and after one day, while the south blew, in 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 when we found brethren, we were prayed to dwell there with them 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 And from thence, when brethren had heard, they came to us [till] to the market of Appii, and to the Three taverns. And when Paul had seen them [Whom when Paul had seen], he did thankings to God, and took trust. 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 came to Rome, it was suffered to Paul to dwell by himself, with a knight keeping 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 worthiest of the Jews [he called together the first of the Jews]. And when they came, he said to them, Brethren, I did nothing against the people either custom of fathers [he said to them, Men brethren, I did nothing against the people or custom of fathers], and I was bound at Jerusalem, and was betaken into the hands of 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 And when they had asked of me, would have delivered me [Which when they had asked of me, would dismiss me], for that no cause of death was in me. 18 They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.
19 But for the Jews gainsaid, I was constrained to appeal to the emperor; not as having any thing to accuse my people. [+But for Jews against-said, I was constrained to appeal to Caesar; not as having anything to accuse my folk.] 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 cause I prayed to see you, and speak to you; for for the hope of Israel I am gird about 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 And they said to him, Neither we have received letters of thee from Judaea, neither any of brethren coming showed, either spake any evil thing of thee [or spake any evil thing 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 pray to hear of thee, what things thou feelest; for of this sect it is known to us, that every where men gainsaith it [that every where it is against-said]. 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 ordained a day to him, many men came to him into the inn [Soothly when they had ordained a day to him, more came to him into the hostelry]. To which he expounded [To whom he expounded], witnessing the kingdom of God, and counseled them of Jesus, of the law of Moses, and [of] prophets, from the morrow till to [the] eventide. 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 to these things that were said of Paul, some believed not. 24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.
25 And when they were not consenting together, they departed. And Paul said one word [When they were not consenting together, they departed, Paul saying one word], For the Holy Ghost spake well by Esaias, 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 and said [saying], Go thou to this people, and say to them, With ear ye shall hear [With ears ye shall here], and ye shall not understand; and ye seeing shall see, and ye shall not behold. 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 greatly fatted [The heart of this people is enfatted], and with ears they heard heavily, and they closed together their eyes, lest peradventure they see with eyes, and with ears hear, and by heart understand, and be converted, and I 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 be it known to you, that this health of God is sent to heathen men, and they shall hear. 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, Jews went out from him, and had much question, or musing [and had much question, or seeking], 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 dwelled full two years in his hired place [Soothly he dwelled all two years in his hired place]; and he received all that entered to him, 30 Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
31 and preached the kingdom of God, and taught those things that be of the Lord Jesus Christ [preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching what things be of the Lord Jesus Christ], with all trust, without forbidding. Amen. 31