And when we came into Rome, 1
Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier that guarded him.
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After three days he called together the local leaders of the Jews, and when they had gathered, he said to them, "Brothers, 2
though I had done nothing against our people or 3
the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
When they had examined me, they 4
wished to set me at liberty, 5
because there was no reason for the death penalty in my case.
But because the Jews objected, I was compelled 6
to appeal to Caesar--though I had no charge to bring against 7
For this reason, therefore, I have asked to see you and speak with you, since it is 8
because of 9
the hope of Israel that I am wearing 10
And they said to him, "We have received no letters from Judea about you, and none of 12
the brothers coming here has reported or spoken any evil about you.
But we desire to hear from you what your views are, for with regard to this 13
sect we know that everywhere 14
it is spoken against."
When they had appointed a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in greater numbers. From morning till evening 15
he expounded to them, testifying to 16
the kingdom of God and 17
trying to convince them about Jesus 18
both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets.
some were convinced by what he said, but others disbelieved.
And disagreeing among themselves, they departed after Paul had made one statement: 20
"The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet:
"'Go to this people, and say, 22
You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive.
For this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and 24
turn, and I would heal them.'
Therefore let it be known to you that 25
salvation of God 27
has been sent to the Gentiles; 28
they will listen."
He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and 29
welcomed all who came to him,
the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ 32
with all boldness and 33