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Acts 28

NLT 1 Once we were safe on shore, we learned that we were on the island of Malta. NIV 1 Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. NLT 2 The people of the island were very kind to us. It was cold and rainy, so they built a fire on the shore to welcome us. NIV 2 The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold. NLT 3 As Paul gathered an armful of sticks and was laying them on the fire, a poisonous snake, driven out by the heat, bit him on the hand. NIV 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. NLT 4 The people of the island saw it hanging from his hand and said to each other, “A murderer, no doubt! Though he escaped the sea, justice will not permit him to live.” NIV 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." NLT 5 But Paul shook off the snake into the fire and was unharmed. NIV 5 But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects. NLT 6 The people waited for him to swell up or suddenly drop dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw that he wasn’t harmed, they changed their minds and decided he was a god. NIV 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. NLT 7 Near the shore where we landed was an estate belonging to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us and treated us kindly for three days. NIV 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. NLT 8 As it happened, Publius’s father was ill with fever and dysentery. Paul went in and prayed for him, and laying his hands on him, he healed him. NIV 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. NLT 9 Then all the other sick people on the island came and were healed. NIV 9 When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured. NLT 10 As a result we were showered with honors, and when the time came to sail, people supplied us with everything we would need for the trip. NIV 10 They honored us in many ways and when we were ready to sail, they furnished us with the supplies we needed. NLT 11 It was three months after the shipwreck that we set sail on another ship that had wintered at the island—an Alexandrian ship with the twin gods as its figurehead. NIV 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. NLT 12 Our first stop was Syracuse, where we stayed three days. NIV 12 We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days. NLT 13 From there we sailed across to Rhegium. A day later a south wind began blowing, so the following day we sailed up the coast to Puteoli. NIV 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. NLT 14 There we found some believers, who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome. NIV 14 There we found some brothers who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome. NLT 15 The brothers and sisters in Rome had heard we were coming, and they came to meet us at the Forum on the Appian Way. Others joined us at The Three Taverns. When Paul saw them, he was encouraged and thanked God. NIV 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. NLT 16 When we arrived in Rome, Paul was permitted to have his own private lodging, though he was guarded by a soldier. NIV 16 When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him. NLT 17 Three days after Paul’s arrival, he called together the local Jewish leaders. He said to them, “Brothers, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Roman government, even though I had done nothing against our people or the customs of our ancestors. NIV 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. NLT 18 The Romans tried me and wanted to release me, because they found no cause for the death sentence. NIV 18 They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death. NLT 19 But when the Jewish leaders protested the decision, I felt it necessary to appeal to Caesar, even though I had no desire to press charges against my own people. NIV 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. NLT 20 I asked you to come here today so we could get acquainted and so I could explain to you that I am bound with this chain because I believe that the hope of Israel—the Messiah—has already come.” NIV 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." NLT 21 They replied, “We have had no letters from Judea or reports against you from anyone who has come here. NIV 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. NLT 22 But we want to hear what you believe, for the only thing we know about this movement is that it is denounced everywhere.” NIV 22 But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect." NLT 23 So a time was set, and on that day a large number of people came to Paul’s lodging. He explained and testified about the Kingdom of God and tried to persuade them about Jesus from the Scriptures. Using the law of Moses and the books of the prophets, he spoke to them from morning until evening. NIV 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. NLT 24 Some were persuaded by the things he said, but others did not believe. NIV 24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe. NLT 25 And after they had argued back and forth among themselves, they left with this final word from Paul: “The Holy Spirit was right when he said to your ancestors through Isaiah the prophet, NIV 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: NLT 26 ‘Go and say to this people: When you hear what I say, you will not understand. When you see what I do, you will not comprehend. NIV 26 " 'Go to this people and say, "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving." NLT 27 For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes— so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them.’ NIV 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.' NLT 28 So I want you to know that this salvation from God has also been offered to the Gentiles, and they will accept it.” NIV 28 "Therefore I want you to know that God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!" NLT 29 NLT 30 For the next two years, Paul lived in Rome at his own expense. He welcomed all who visited him, NIV 30 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. NLT 31 boldly proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ. And no one tried to stop him. NIV 31 Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.