Acts 28:5

5 But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.

Read Acts 28:5 Using Other Translations

And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.
But Paul shook off the snake into the fire and was unharmed.

What does Acts 28:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 28:5

And he shook off the beast into the fire
Having held it a while, and as being master of it, and as not being afraid of it, though it was the ready way to provoke it to fasten on him again:

and felt no harm;
it having not bit him, nor infected him with its poison; and hereby was fulfilled what our Lord promised to his disciples, ( Mark 16:18 ) ;

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