44_ACT_28_01 And when they were escaped, Then they knew that the island was called Melita.
44_ACT_28_02 And the barbarous people showed us no little kindness: for they kindled A fire, And received us every one, because of the present rain, And because of the cold.
44_ACT_28_03 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.
44_ACT_28_04 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.
44_ACT_28_05 And he shook off the beast into the fire, And felt no harm.
44_ACT_28_06 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.
44_ACT_28_07 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.
44_ACT_28_08 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.
44_ACT_28_09 So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, And were healed:
44_ACT_28_10 who also honoured us with Many honours; And when we departed, they laded [ us] with such things as were necessary.
44_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.
44_ACT_28_12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried [ there] three days.
44_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:
44_ACT_28_14 where we found brethren, And were desired to tarry with them seven days: And So we went toward Rome.
44_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.
44_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.
44_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.
44_ACT_28_18 who, when they had examined me, would have let [ me] go, because there was no cause of death in me.
44_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.
44_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.
44_ACT_28_21 And they said unto him, we neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came showed or spake any harm of thee.
44_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.
44_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.
44_ACT_28_24 And some believed the things which were spoken, And some believed not.
44_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,
44_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:
44_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.
44_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.
44_ACT_28_29 And when he had said These words, the Jews departed, And had great reasoning among themselves.
44_ACT_28_30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, And received all that came in unto him,
44_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.