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1 And having been saved, then they knew that the island is called Melita, 1 Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta.
2 and the foreigners were shewing us no ordinary kindness, for having kindled a fire, they received us all, because of the pressing 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 Paul having gathered together a quantity of sticks, and having laid [them] upon the fire, a viper -- out of the heat having come -- did fasten 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 foreigners saw the beast hanging from his hand, they said unto one another, `Certainly this man is a murderer, whom, having been saved out of the sea, the justice did not suffer 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 then, indeed, having shaken off the beast into the fire, suffered no evil, 5 But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.
6 and they were expecting him to be about to be inflamed, or to fall down suddenly dead, and they, expecting [it] a long time, and seeing nothing uncommon happening to him, changing [their] minds, 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 And in the neighbourhood of that place were lands of the principal man of the island, by name Publius, who, having received us, three days did courteously lodge [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 came to pass, the father of Publius with feverish heats and dysentery pressed, was laid, unto whom Paul having entered, and having prayed, having laid [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 this, therefore, being done, the others also in the island having infirmities were coming and were healed; 9 When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.
10 who also with many honours did honour us, and we setting sail -- they were lading [us] with the things that 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 set sail in a ship (that had wintered in the isle) of Alexandria, with the sign Dioscuri, 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 having landed at Syracuse, we remained three days, 12 We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days.
13 thence having gone round, we came to Rhegium, and after one day, a south wind having sprung up, 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, having found brethren, we were called upon to remain with them seven days, and thus to Rome we came; 14 There we found some brothers who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome.
15 and thence, the brethren having heard the things concerning us, came forth to meet us, unto Appii Forum, and Three Taverns -- whom Paul having seen, having given thanks to God, 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 came to Rome, the centurion delivered up the prisoners to the captain of the barrack, but Paul was suffered to remain by himself, with the soldier guarding him. 16 When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him.
17 And it came to pass after three days, Paul called together those who are the principal men of the Jews, and they having come together, he said unto them: `Men, brethren, I -- having done nothing contrary to the people, or to the customs of the fathers -- a prisoner from Jerusalem, was delivered up to 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, having examined me, were wishing to release [me], because of their being 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 and the Jews having spoken against [it], I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar -- not as having 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 called for you to see and to speak with [you], for because of the hope of Israel with this chain I am bound.' 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 unto him, `We did neither receive letters concerning thee from Judea, nor did any one who came of the brethren declare or speak any evil concerning 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 and we think it good from thee to hear what thou dost think, for, indeed, 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 and having appointed him a day, they came, more of them unto him, to the lodging, to whom he was expounding, testifying fully the reign of God, persuading them also of the things concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses, and the prophets, from morning till 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, indeed, were believing the things spoken, and some were not believing. 24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.
25 And not being agreed with one another, they were going away, Paul having spoken one word -- `Well did the Holy Spirit speak through Isaiah the prophet unto 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 on unto this people and say, With hearing ye shall hear, and ye shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and ye 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 made gross was the heart of this people, and with the ears they heard heavily, and their eyes they did close, lest they may see with the eyes, and with the heart may understand, and be turned back, and I may 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 to the nations was sent the salvation of God, these also 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 he having said these things, the Jews went away, having much disputation 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 Paul remained an entire two years in his own hired [house], and was receiving all those coming in unto him, 30 Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
31 preaching the reign of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness -- unforbidden. 31