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Acts 28 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Safe at Malta

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:1 - When they had been brought safely through, then we found out that the island was called [fn]Malta.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:2 - The [fn]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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:3 - But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out [fn]because of the heat and fastened itself on his hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:4 - When the [fn]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, [fn]justice has not allowed him to live.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:5 - However he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:9 - After this had happened, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases were coming to him and getting cured.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:10 - They also honored us with many [fn]marks of respect; and when we were setting sail, they [fn]supplied us with [fn]all we needed.

Paul Arrives at Rome

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:11 - At the end of three months we set sail on an Alexandrian ship which had wintered at the island, and which had [fn]the Twin Brothers for its figurehead.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:12 - After we put in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:14 - [fn]There we found some brethren, and were invited to stay with them for seven days; and thus we came to Rome.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:15 - And the brethren, when they heard about us, came from there as far as the [fn]Market of Appius and [fn]Three Inns to meet us; and when Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:16 - When we entered Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:17 - After three days [fn]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 [fn]fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:18 - “And when they had examined me, they were willing to release me because there was no ground [fn]for putting me to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:19 - “But when the Jews [fn]objected, I was forced to appeal to Caesar, not that I had any accusation against my nation.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:20 - “For this reason, therefore, I [fn]requested to see you and to speak with you, for I am wearing this chain for the sake of the hope of Israel.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:22 - “But we desire to hear from you what [fn]your views are; for concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:24 - Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 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,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:26 - saying,
‘GO TO THIS PEOPLE AND SAY,
[fn]YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, [fn]BUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND;
AND [fn]YOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE;

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 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.”’

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:28 - “Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will also listen.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:29 - [[fn]When he had spoken these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves.]

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:30 - And he stayed two full years [fn]in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:31 - [fn]preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.
NASB Footnotes
Or, Melita
Literally: barbarians
Or, from the heat
Literally: barbarians
Or, Justice, i.e. the personification of a goddess
Literally: honors
Or, put on board
Literally: the things pertaining to the needs
Gr Dioscuri; i.e. Castor and Pollux, twin sons of Zeus
Literally: Where
Lat Appii Forum, a station about 43 miles from Rome
Lat Tres Tabernae, a station about 33 miles from Rome
Literally: he
Or, forefathers
Literally: of death in me
Literally: spoke against
Or, invited you to see me and speak with me
Literally: you think
Literally: with a hearing
Literally: and
Literally: seeing you will see
Early mss do not contain this v
Or, at his own expense
Or, proclaiming
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