Acts 28:11-16

Paul Arrives at Rome

11 After three months we set sail in 1a ship that had wintered in the island, a ship of Alexandria, with the twin gods[a] as a figurehead.
12 Putting in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days.
13 And from there we made a circuit and arrived at Rhegium. And after one day a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli.
14 There we found 2brothers[b] and were invited to stay with them for seven days. And so we came to Rome.
15 And 3the brothers there, when they heard about us, came as far as the Forum of Appius and Three Taverns to meet us. On seeing them, 4Paul thanked God and took courage.
16 And when we came into Rome, 5Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier that guarded him.

Acts 28:11-16 In-Context

9 And when this had taken place, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases also came and were cured.
10 They also honored us greatly, and when we were about to sail, they put on board whatever we needed.
11 After three months we set sail in a ship that had wintered in the island, a ship of Alexandria, with the twin gods as a figurehead.
12 Putting in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days.
13 And from there we made a circuit and arrived at Rhegium. And after one day a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli.
14 There we found brothers and were invited to stay with them for seven days. And so we came to Rome.
15 And the brothers there, when they heard about us, came as far as the Forum of Appius and Three Taverns to meet us. On seeing them, Paul thanked God and took courage.
16 And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier that guarded him.
17 After three days he called together the local leaders of the Jews, and when they had gathered, he said to them, "Brothers, though I had done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
18 When they had examined me, they wished to set me at liberty, because there was no reason for the death penalty in my case.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Acts 27:6
  • 2. See John 21:23
  • 3. [See ver. 14 above]
  • 4. [Romans 1:9-12]
  • 5. [Acts 24:23; Acts 27:3]

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. That is, the Greek gods Castor and Pollux
  • [b]. Or brothers and sisters; also verses 15, 21