Acts 28

1 And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called aMelita. 2 And the bbarbarous 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. 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. 4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No cdoubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. 5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and dfelt no harm. 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 esaid that he was a god.

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. 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 gprayed, and flaid his hands on him, and healed him. 9 So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed: 10 Who also honoured us with many hhonours; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.

11 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux. 12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days. 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: 14 Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome. 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. 16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but iPaul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.

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, kthough I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I jdelivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans. 18 Who, lwhen they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me. 19 But when the Jews spake against it, mI was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of. 20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that ofor the hope of Israel I am bound with nthis chain. 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. 22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where pit is spoken against.

23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; rto whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, qboth out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening. 24 And ssome believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. 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, 26 Saying, tGo unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: 27 uFor 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. 28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent vunto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it. 29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, 31 wPreaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

 
Cross Ref
1aAct 27:26
2bLev 19:18
Lev 19:34
Act 27:3
Rom 1:14
1 Cor 14:11
Col 3:11
Heb 13:1-2
4cJoh 9:2
Luk 13:2
5dNum 21:9
Psa 91:13
Mar 16:18
Luk 10:19
Rev 9:3-4
6eRev 22:8-9
Act 12:22
Act 10:25
Act 8:10
8f1 Cor 12:28
1 Cor 12:9
Act 19:11
Luk 4:40
Mar 7:32
Mar 6:5
Mat 8:8
gAct 9:40
1 Kin 17:20-22
10h1 Tim 5:17
Mat 15:6
16iGen 39:21
Act 24:23
17jAct 21:33
Jdg 15:13
kAct 25:8
Act 24:12
18lAct 22:24
Act 24:10
Act 25:8
19mAct 26:32
Act 25:11
20nPhm 1:10,13
2 Tim 1:16
Eph 6:20
Eph 4:1
Eph 3:1
Act 26:29
oAct 26:6-7
22pLuk 2:34
Act 24:5
1 Pet 2:12
23qAct 26:6
rAct 26:22-23
Act 17:2-3
Luk 24:27
24sAct 13:48-50
Act 14:4
Act 18:6-8
Rom 3:3
26tLuk 8:10
Mar 4:12
Mat 13:14
Eze 12:2
Jer 5:21
Isa 6:9
27uIsa 44:18
28vMat 21:41
Rom 11:11
31wEph 6:19
Phi 1:13