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Acts 28:16-31 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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16 When we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to live 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 Three days later he called together the local leaders of the Jews. When they had assembled, he said to them, "Brothers, though I had done nothing against our people or the customs of our ancestors, yet I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to 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 When they had examined me, the Romans wanted to release me, because there was no reason for the death penalty in my case. 18 They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.
19 But when the Jews objected, I was compelled to appeal to the emperor—even though I had no charge to bring against 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 reason therefore I have asked to see you and speak with you, since it is for the sake of the hope of Israel that 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 replied, "We have received no letters from Judea about you, and none of the brothers coming here has 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 with regard to this sect we know 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 After they had set a day to meet with him, they came to him at his lodgings in great numbers. From morning until evening he explained the matter to them, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus both from the law of Moses and from 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 Some were convinced by what he had said, while others refused to believe. 24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.
25 So they disagreed with each other; and as they were leaving, Paul made one further statement: "The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your ancestors through the prophet Isaiah, 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 "Go to this people and say, You will indeed listen, but never understand, and you will indeed look, but 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 this people's heart has grown dull, and their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; so that they might not look with their eyes, and listen 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 Let it be known to you then that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen." 28 "Therefore I want you to know that God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!"
29 29 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.
30 He lived there two whole years at his own expense and welcomed all who came to him, 30 Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
31 proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance. 31