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Acts 28


Act 28:1 When they had been brought safely through, then we found out that the island was called Malta.
Act 28:2 The natives showed us extraordinary kindness; for because of the rain that had set in and because of the cold, they kindled a fire and received us all.
Act 28:3 But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened itself on his hand.
Act 28:4 When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they began saying to one another," Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, and though he has been saved from the sea, justice has not allowed him to live."
Act 28:5 However he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm.
Act 28:6 But they were expecting that he was about to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had waited a long time and had seen nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and began to say that he was a god.
Act 28:7 Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and entertained us courteously three days.
Act 28:8 And it happened that the father of Publius was lying in bed afflicted with recurrent fever and dysentery; and Paul went in to see him and after he had prayed, he laid his hands on him and healed him.
Act 28:9 After this had happened, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases were coming to him and getting cured.
Act 28:10 They also honored us with many marks of respect; and when we were setting sail, they supplied us with all we needed.
Act 28:11 At the end of three months we set sail on an Alexandrian ship which had wintered at the island, and which had the Twin Brothers for its figurehead.
Act 28:12 After we put in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days.
Act 28:13 From there we sailed around and arrived at Rhegium, and a day later a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli.
Act 28:14 There we found some brethren, and were invited to stay with them for seven days; and thus we came to Rome.
Act 28:15 And the brethren, when they heard about us, came from there as far as the Market of Appius and Three Inns to meet us; and when Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.
Act 28:16 When we entered Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.
Act 28:17 After three days Paul called together those who were the leading men of the Jews, and when they came together, he began saying to them," Brethren, 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.
Act 28:18 And when they had examined me, they were willing to release me because there was no ground for putting me to death.
Act 28:19 But when the Jews objected, I was forced to appeal to Caesar, not that I had any accusation against my nation.
Act 28:20 For this reason, therefore, I requested to see you and to speak with you, for I am wearing this chain for the sake of the hope of Israel."
Act 28:21 They said to him," We have neither received letters from Judea concerning you, nor have any of the brethren come here and reported or spoken anything bad about you.
Act 28:22 But we desire to hear from you what your views are; for concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere."
Act 28:23 When they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening.
Act 28:24 Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe.
Act 28:25 And when they did not agree with one another, they began leaving after Paul had spoken one parting word," The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers,
Act 28:26 saying, 'Go to this people and say," You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; And you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive;
Act 28:27 For the heart of this people has become dull, And with their ears they scarcely hear, And they have closed their eyes; Otherwise they might see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart and return, And I would heal them."'
Act 28:28 Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will also listen."
Act 28:29 [ When he had spoken these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves. ]
Act 28:30 And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him,
Act 28:31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.


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Act 28:1 And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. Act 28:1 When they had been brought safely through, then we found out that the island was called Malta. Act 28:1 καὶ διασωθέντες τότε ἐπέγνωμεν ὅτι μελίτη ἡ νῆσος καλεῖται.
Act 28:2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. Act 28:2 The natives showed us extraordinary kindness; for because of the rain that had set in and because of the cold, they kindled a fire and received us all. Act 28:2 οἵ τε βάρβαροι παρεῖχον οὐ τὴν τυχοῦσαν φιλανθρωπίαν ἡμῖν, ἅψαντες γὰρ πυρὰν προσελάβοντο πάντας ἡμᾶς διὰ τὸν ὑετὸν τὸν ἐφεστῶτα καὶ διὰ τὸ ψῦχος.
Act 28:3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. Act 28:3 But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened itself on his hand. Act 28:3 συστρέψαντος δὲ τοῦ παύλου φρυγάνων τι πλῆθος καὶ ἐπιθέντος ἐπὶ τὴν πυράν, ἔχιδνα ἀπὸ τῆς θέρμης ἐξελθοῦσα καθῆψεν τῆς χειρὸς αὐτοῦ.
Act 28:4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. Act 28:4 When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they began saying to one another," Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, and though he has been saved from the sea, justice has not allowed him to live." Act 28:4 ὡς δὲ εἶδον οἱ βάρβαροι κρεμάμενον τὸ θηρίον ἐκ τῆς χειρὸς αὐτοῦ, πρὸς ἀλλήλους ἔλεγον, πάντως φονεύς ἐστιν ὁ ἄνθρωπος οὖτος ὃν διασωθέντα ἐκ τῆς θαλάσσης ἡ δίκη ζῆν οὐκ εἴασεν.
Act 28:5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. Act 28:5 However he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm. Act 28:5 ὁ μὲν οὗν ἀποτινάξας τὸ θηρίον εἰς τὸ πῦρ ἔπαθεν οὐδὲν κακόν·
Act 28:6 Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god. Act 28:6 But they were expecting that he was about to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had waited a long time and had seen nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and began to say that he was a god. Act 28:6 οἱ δὲ προσεδόκων αὐτὸν μέλλειν πίμπρασθαι ἢ καταπίπτειν ἄφνω νεκρόν. ἐπὶ πολὺ δὲ αὐτῶν προσδοκώντων καὶ θεωρούντων μηδὲν ἄτοπον εἰς αὐτὸν γινόμενον, μεταβαλόμενοι ἔλεγον αὐτὸν εἶναι θεόν.
Act 28:7 In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously. Act 28:7 Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and entertained us courteously three days. Act 28:7 ἐν δὲ τοῖς περὶ τὸν τόπον ἐκεῖνον ὑπῆρχεν χωρία τῶ πρώτῳ τῆς νήσου ὀνόματι ποπλίῳ, ὃς ἀναδεξάμενος ἡμᾶς τρεῖς ἡμέρας φιλοφρόνως ἐξένισεν.
Act 28:8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him. Act 28:8 And it happened that the father of Publius was lying in bed afflicted with recurrent fever and dysentery; and Paul went in to see him and after he had prayed, he laid his hands on him and healed him. Act 28:8 ἐγένετο δὲ τὸν πατέρα τοῦ ποπλίου πυρετοῖς καὶ δυσεντερίῳ συνεχόμενον κατακεῖσθαι, πρὸς ὃν ὁ παῦλος εἰσελθὼν καὶ προσευξάμενος ἐπιθεὶς τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶ ἰάσατο αὐτόν.
Act 28:9 So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed: Act 28:9 After this had happened, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases were coming to him and getting cured. Act 28:9 τούτου δὲ γενομένου καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ οἱ ἐν τῇ νήσῳ ἔχοντες ἀσθενείας προσήρχοντο καὶ ἐθεραπεύοντο,
Act 28:10 Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary. Act 28:10 They also honored us with many marks of respect; and when we were setting sail, they supplied us with all we needed. Act 28:10 οἳ καὶ πολλαῖς τιμαῖς ἐτίμησαν ἡμᾶς καὶ ἀναγομένοις ἐπέθεντο τὰ πρὸς τὰς χρείας.
Act 28:11 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux. Act 28:11 At the end of three months we set sail on an Alexandrian ship which had wintered at the island, and which had the Twin Brothers for its figurehead. Act 28:11 μετὰ δὲ τρεῖς μῆνας ἀνήχθημεν ἐν πλοίῳ παρακεχειμακότι ἐν τῇ νήσῳ ἀλεξανδρίνῳ, παρασήμῳ διοσκούροις.
Act 28:12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days. Act 28:12 After we put in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days. Act 28:12 καὶ καταχθέντες εἰς συρακούσας ἐπεμείναμεν ἡμέρας τρεῖς,
Act 28 13 And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli Act 28:13 From there we sailed around and arrived at Rhegium, and a day later a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli. Act 28:13 ὅθεν περιελόντες κατηντήσαμεν εἰς ῥήγιον. καὶ μετὰ μίαν ἡμέραν ἐπιγενομένου νότου δευτεραῖοι ἤλθομεν εἰς ποτιόλους,
Act 28:14 Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome. Act 28:14 There we found some brethren, and were invited to stay with them for seven days; and thus we came to Rome. Act 28:14 οὖ εὑρόντες ἀδελφοὺς παρεκλήθημεν παρ᾽ αὐτοῖς ἐπιμεῖναι ἡμέρας ἑπτά· καὶ οὕτως εἰς τὴν ῥώμην ἤλθαμεν.
Act 28:15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage. Act 28:15 And the brethren, when they heard about us, came from there as far as the Market of Appius and Three Inns to meet us; and when Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage. Act 28:15 κἀκεῖθεν οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ἀκούσαντες τὰ περὶ ἡμῶν ἦλθαν εἰς ἀπάντησιν ἡμῖν ἄχρι ἀππίου φόρου καὶ τριῶν ταβερνῶν, οὓς ἰδὼν ὁ παῦλος εὐχαριστήσας τῶ θεῶ ἔλαβε θάρσος.
Act 28:16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him. Act 28:16 When we entered Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him. Act 28:16 ὅτε δὲ εἰσήλθομεν εἰς ῥώμην, ἐπετράπη τῶ παύλῳ μένειν καθ᾽ ἑαυτὸν σὺν τῶ φυλάσσοντι αὐτὸν στρατιώτῃ.
Act 28:17 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans. Act 28:17 After three days Paul called together those who were the leading men of the Jews, and when they came together, he began saying to them," Brethren, 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. Act 28:17 ἐγένετο δὲ μετὰ ἡμέρας τρεῖς συγκαλέσασθαι αὐτὸν τοὺς ὄντας τῶν ἰουδαίων πρώτους· συνελθόντων δὲ αὐτῶν ἔλεγεν πρὸς αὐτούς, ἐγώ, ἄνδρες ἀδελφοί, οὐδὲν ἐναντίον ποιήσας τῶ λαῶ ἢ τοῖς ἔθεσι τοῖς πατρῴοις δέσμιος ἐξ ἱεροσολύμων παρεδόθην εἰς τὰς χεῖρας τῶν ῥωμαίων,
Act 28:18 Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me. Act 28:18 And when they had examined me, they were willing to release me because there was no ground for putting me to death. Act 28:18 οἵτινες ἀνακρίναντές με ἐβούλοντο ἀπολῦσαι διὰ τὸ μηδεμίαν αἰτίαν θανάτου ὑπάρχειν ἐν ἐμοί·
Act 28:19 But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of. Act 28:19 But when the Jews objected, I was forced to appeal to Caesar, not that I had any accusation against my nation. Act 28:19 ἀντιλεγόντων δὲ τῶν ἰουδαίων ἠναγκάσθην ἐπικαλέσασθαι καίσαρα, οὐχ ὡς τοῦ ἔθνους μου ἔχων τι κατηγορεῖν.
Act 28:20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. Act 28:20 For this reason, therefore, I requested to see you and to speak with you, for I am wearing this chain for the sake of the hope of Israel." Act 28:20 διὰ ταύτην οὗν τὴν αἰτίαν παρεκάλεσα ὑμᾶς ἰδεῖν καὶ προσλαλῆσαι, ἕνεκεν γὰρ τῆς ἐλπίδος τοῦ ἰσραὴλ τὴν ἅλυσιν ταύτην περίκειμαι.
Act 28:21 And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee. Act 28:21 They said to him," We have neither received letters from Judea concerning you, nor have any of the brethren come here and reported or spoken anything bad about you. Act 28:21 οἱ δὲ πρὸς αὐτὸν εἶπαν, ἡμεῖς οὔτε γράμματα περὶ σοῦ ἐδεξάμεθα ἀπὸ τῆς ἰουδαίας, οὔτε παραγενόμενός τις τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἀπήγγειλεν ἢ ἐλάλησέν τι περὶ σοῦ πονηρόν.
Act 28:22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against. Act 28:22 But we desire to hear from you what your views are; for concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere." Act 28:22 ἀξιοῦμεν δὲ παρὰ σοῦ ἀκοῦσαι ἃ φρονεῖς, περὶ μὲν γὰρ τῆς αἱρέσεως ταύτης γνωστὸν ἡμῖν ἐστιν ὅτι πανταχοῦ ἀντιλέγεται.
Act 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening. Act 28:23 When they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening. Act 28:23 ταξάμενοι δὲ αὐτῶ ἡμέραν ἦλθον πρὸς αὐτὸν εἰς τὴν ξενίαν πλείονες, οἷς ἐξετίθετο διαμαρτυρόμενος τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ θεοῦ πείθων τε αὐτοὺς περὶ τοῦ ἰησοῦ ἀπό τε τοῦ νόμου μωϊσέως καὶ τῶν προφητῶν ἀπὸ πρωῒ ἕως ἑσπέρας.
Act 28:24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. Act 28:24 Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe. Act 28:24 καὶ οἱ μὲν ἐπείθοντο τοῖς λεγομένοις, οἱ δὲ ἠπίστουν·
Act 28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, Act 28:25 And when they did not agree with one another, they began leaving after Paul had spoken one parting word," The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers, Act 28:25 ἀσύμφωνοι δὲ ὄντες πρὸς ἀλλήλους ἀπελύοντο, εἰπόντος τοῦ παύλου ῥῆμα ἓν ὅτι καλῶς τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον ἐλάλησεν διὰ ἠσαΐου τοῦ προφήτου πρὸς τοὺς πατέρας ὑμῶν
Act 28:26 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: Act 28:26 saying, 'Go to this people and say," You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; And you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; Act 28:26 λέγων, πορεύθητι πρὸς τὸν λαὸν τοῦτον καὶ εἰπόν, ἀκοῇ ἀκούσετε καὶ οὐ μὴ συνῆτε, καὶ βλέποντες βλέψετε καὶ οὐ μὴ ἴδητε·
Act 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Act 28:27 For the heart of this people has become dull, And with their ears they scarcely hear, And they have closed their eyes; Otherwise they might see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart and return, And I would heal them."' Act 28:27 ἐπαχύνθη γὰρ ἡ καρδία τοῦ λαοῦ τούτου, καὶ τοῖς ὠσὶν βαρέως ἤκουσαν, καὶ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτῶν ἐκάμμυσαν· μήποτε ἴδωσιν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς καὶ τοῖς ὠσὶν ἀκούσωσιν καὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ συνῶσιν καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσιν, καὶ ἰάσομαι αὐτούς.
Act 28:28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it. Act 28:28 Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will also listen." Act 28:28 γνωστὸν οὗν ἔστω ὑμῖν ὅτι τοῖς ἔθνεσιν ἀπεστάλη τοῦτο τὸ σωτήριον τοῦ θεοῦ· αὐτοὶ καὶ ἀκούσονται.
Act 28:29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves. Act 28:29 [ When he had spoken these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves. ] Act 28:29
Act 28:30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, Act 28:30 And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him, Act 28:30 ἐνέμεινεν δὲ διετίαν ὅλην ἐν ἰδίῳ μισθώματι, καὶ ἀπεδέχετο πάντας τοὺς εἰσπορευομένους πρὸς αὐτόν,
Act 28:31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him. Act 28:31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered. Act 28:31 κηρύσσων τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ διδάσκων τὰ περὶ τοῦ κυρίου ἰησοῦ χριστοῦ μετὰ πάσης παρρησίας ἀκωλύτως.

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