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Acts 28 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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And when we were escaped, then we knew that the island was called Melita.

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And the barbarians showed us no common kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us all, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.

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But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out by reason of the heat, and fastened on his hand.

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And when the barbarians saw the venomous creature hanging from his hand, they said one to another, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped from the sea, yet Justice hath not suffered to live.

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Howbeit he shook off the creature into the fire, and took no harm.

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But they expected that he would have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but when they were long in expectation and beheld nothing amiss came to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.

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Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius; who received us, and entertained us three days courteously.

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And it was so, that the father of Publius lay sick of fever and dysentery: unto whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laying his hands on him healed him.

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And when this was done, the rest also that had diseases in the island came, and were cured:

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who also honored us with many honors; and when we sailed, they put on board such things as we needed.

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And after three months we set sail in a ship of Alexandria which had wintered in the island, whose sign was The Twin Brothers.

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And touching at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.

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And from thence 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;

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where we found brethren, and were entreated to tarry with them seven days: and so we came to Rome.

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And from thence the brethren, when they heard of us, came to meet us as far as The Market of Appius and The Three Taverns; whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.

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And when we entered into Rome, Paul was suffered to abide by himself with the soldier that guarded him.

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And it came to pass, that after three days he called together those that were the chief of the Jews: and when they were come together, he said unto them, I, brethren, though I had done nothing against the people, or the customs of our fathers, yet was delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans:

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who, when they had examined me, desired to set me at liberty, because there was no cause of death in me.

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But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had aught whereof to accuse my nation.

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For this cause therefore did I entreat you to see and to speak with me: for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

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And they said unto him, We neither received letters from Judaea concerning thee, nor did any of the brethren come hither and report or speak any harm of thee.

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But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against.

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And when they had appointed him a day, they came to him into his lodging in great number; to whom he expounded the matter, testifying the kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses and from the prophets, from morning till evening.

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And some believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved.

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And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Spirit through Isaiah the prophet unto your fathers,

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By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand;
And seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive:

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For this people’s heart is waxed gross,
And their ears are dull of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed;
Lest haply they should perceive with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And should turn again,
And I should heal them.

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Be it known therefore unto you, that this salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles: they will also hear.

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[fn]And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, having much disputing among themselves.

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And he abode two whole years in his own hired dwelling, and received all that went in unto him,

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preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, none forbidding him.
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Some manuscripts exclude verse v. 29. And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, having much disputing among themselves.

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