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Acts 28 (WEBP)

[1] When we had escaped, then they learned that the island was called Malta.
[2] The natives showed us uncommon kindness; for they kindled a fire and received us all, because of the present rain and because of the cold.
[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 on his hand.
[4] When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped from the sea, yet Justice has not allowed to live.”
[5] However he shook off the creature into the fire, and wasn’t harmed.
[6] But they expected that he would have swollen or fallen down dead suddenly, but when they watched for a long time and saw nothing bad happen to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.
[7] Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us and courteously entertained us for three days.
[8] The father of Publius lay sick of fever and dysentery. Paul entered in to him, prayed, and laying his hands on him, healed him.
[9] Then when this was done, the rest also who had diseases in the island came and were cured.
[10] They also honored us with many honors; and when we sailed, they put on board the things that we needed.
[11] After three months, we set sail in a ship of Alexandria which had wintered in the island, whose figurehead was “The Twin Brothers.”
[12] Touching at Syracuse, we stayed there three days.
[13] From there we circled around and arrived at Rhegium. After one day, a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli,
[14] where we found brothers,§ and were entreated to stay with them for seven days. So we came to Rome.
[15] From there the brothers, when they heard of us, came to meet us as far as The Market of Appius and The Three Taverns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.
[16] When we entered into Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard, but Paul was allowed to stay by himself with the soldier who guarded him.
[17] After three days Paul called together those who were the leaders of the Jews. When they had come together, he said to them, “I, brothers, though I had done nothing against the people or the customs of our fathers, still was delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans,
[18] who, when they had examined me, desired to set me free, because there was no cause of death in me.
[19] But when the Jews spoke against it, I was constrained to appeal to Caesar, not that I had anything about which to accuse my nation.
[20] For this cause therefore I asked to see you and to speak with you. For because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.”
[21] They said to him, “We neither received letters from Judea concerning you, nor did any of the brothers come here and report or speak any evil of you.
[22] But we desire to hear from you what you think. For, as concerning this sect, it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against.”
[23] When they had appointed him a day, many people came to him at his lodging. He explained to them, testifying about God’s Kingdom, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses and from the prophets, from morning until evening.
[24] Some believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved.
[25] When they didn’t agree among themselves, they departed after Paul had spoken one message: “The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Isaiah the prophet to our fathers,
[26] saying, ‘Go to this people and say, in hearing, you will hear, but will in no way understand. In seeing, you will see, but will in no way perceive.
[27] For this people’s heart has grown callous. Their ears are dull of hearing. Their eyes they have closed. Lest they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and would turn again, then I would heal them.’
[28] “Be it known therefore to you that the salvation of God is sent to the nations, and they will listen.”
[29] When he had said these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves.°
[30] Paul stayed two whole years in his own rented house and received all who were coming to him,
[31] preaching God’s Kingdom and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, without hindrance.

Acts 28:1 NU reads “we”
Acts 28:14 The word for “brothers” here and where context allows may also be correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.”
Acts 28:27 Isaiah 6:9-10
Acts 28:29 NU omits verse 29.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Acts 28 (KJVS)

[1] And G2532 when they were escaped G1295 (AorPasPtc), then G5119 they knew G1921 (Aor2ActInd) that G3754 the island G3520 was called G2564 (PresPasInd) Melita G3194.
[2] And G1161 the barbarous people G915 shewed G3930 (ImpfActInd) us G2254 no G3756 little G5177 (Aor2ActPtc) kindness G5363: for G1063 they kindled G381 (AorActPtc) a fire G4443, and received G4355 (Aor2MidInd) us G2248 every one G3956, because G1223 of the present G2186 (PerfActPtc) rain G5205, and G2532 because G1223 of the cold G5592.
[3] And G1161 when Paul G3972 had gathered G4962 (AorActPtc) a bundle G4128 of sticks G5434, and G2532 laid G2007 (Aor2ActPtc) [them] on G1909 the fire G4443, there came G1831 (Aor2ActPtc) a viper G2191 out of G1537 the heat G2329, and fastened on G2510 (AorActInd) his G846 hand G5495.
[4] And G1161 when G5613 the barbarians G915 saw G1492 (Aor2ActInd) the [venomous] beast G2342 hang G2910 (PresMidPtc) on G1537 his G846 hand G5495, they said G3004 (ImpfActInd) among G4314 themselves G240, No doubt G3843 this G3778 man G444 is G2076 (PresInd) a murderer G5406, whom G3739, though he hath escaped G1295 (AorPasPtc) G1537 the sea G2281, yet vengeance G1349 suffereth G1439 (AorActInd) not G3756 to live G2198 (PresActInf).
[5] And G3303 G3767 he shook off G660 (AorActPtc) the beast G2342 into G1519 the fire G4442, and felt G3958 (Aor2ActInd) no G3762 harm G2556.
[6] Howbeit G1161 they looked G4328 (ImpfActInd) when he G846 should G3195 (PresActInf) have swollen G4092 (PresPasInf), or G2228 fallen down G2667 (PresActInf) dead G3498 suddenly G869: but G1161 after they G846 had looked G4328 (PresActPtc) a great while G1909 G4183, and G2532 saw G2334 (PresActPtc) no G3367 harm G824 come G1096 (PresMidPasDepPtc) to G1519 him G846, they changed their minds G3328 (PresMidPtc), and said G3004 (ImpfActInd) that he G846 was G1511 (PresInf) a god G2316.
[7] G1161 In G1722 G4012 the same G1565 quarters G5117 were G5225 (ImpfActInd) possessions G5564 of the chief man G4413 of the island G3520, whose name was G3686 Publius G4196; who G3739 received G324 (AorMidDepPtc) us G2248, and lodged us G3579 (AorActInd) three G5140 days G2250 courteously G5390.
[8] And G1161 it came to pass G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd), that the father G3962 of Publius G4196 lay G2621 (PresMidPasDepInf) sick of G4912 (PresPasPtc) a fever G4446 and G2532 of a bloody flux G1420: to G4314 whom G3739 Paul G3972 entered in G1525 (Aor2ActPtc), and G2532 prayed G4336 (AorMidDepPtc), and laid G2007 his hands G5495 on G2007 (Aor2ActPtc) him G846, and healed G2390 (AorMidDepInd) him G846.
[9] So G3767 when G1096 this G5127 was done G1096 (Aor2MidDepPtc), others G3062 also G2532, which G3588 had G2192 (PresActPtc) diseases G769 in G1722 the island G3520, came G4334 (ImpfMidPasDepInd), and G2532 were healed G2323 (ImpfPasInd):
[10] Who G3739 also G2532 honoured G5092 us G2248 with many G4183 honours G5091 (AorActInd); and G2532 when we departed G321 (PresPasPtc), they laded G2007 (Aor2MidInd) [us] with such things as G4314 were necessary G5532.
[11] And G1161 after G3326 three G5140 months G3376 we departed G321 (AorPasInd) in G1722 a ship G4143 of Alexandria G222, which had wintered G3914 (PerfActPtc) in G1722 the isle G3520, whose sign G3902 was Castor and Pollux G1359.
[12] And G2532 landing G2609 (AorPasPtc) at G1519 Syracuse G4946, we tarried G1961 (AorActInd) [there] three G5140 days G2250.
[13] And from thence G3606 we fetched a compass G4022 (Aor2ActPtc), and came G2658 (AorActInd) to G1519 Rhegium G4484: and G2532 after G3326 one G3391 day G2250 the south wind G3558 blew G1920 (Aor2MidDepPtc), and we came G2064 (Aor2ActInd) the next day G1206 to G1519 Puteoli G4223:
[14] Where G3757 we found G2147 (Aor2ActPtc) brethren G80, and were desired G3870 (AorPasInd) to tarry G1961 (AorActInf) with G1909 them G846 seven G2033 days G2250: and G2532 so G3779 we went G2064 (Aor2ActInd) toward G1519 Rome G4516.
[15] And from thence G2547, when the brethren G80 heard G191 (AorActPtc) of G4012 us G2257, they came G1831 (Aor2ActInd) to meet G529 G1519 us G2254 as far as G891 Appii G675 forum G5410, and G2532 The three G5140 taverns G4999: whom G3739 when Paul G3972 saw G1492 (Aor2ActPtc), he thanked G2168 (AorActPtc) God G2316, and took G2983 (Aor2ActInd) courage G2294.
[16] And G1161 when G3753 we came G2064 (Aor2ActInd) to G1519 Rome G4516, the centurion G1543 delivered G3860 (AorActInd) the prisoners G1198 to the captain of the guard G4759: but G1161 Paul G3972 was suffered G2010 (AorPasInd) to dwell G3306 (PresActInf) by G2596 himself G1438 with G4862 a soldier G4757 that kept G5442 (PresActPtc) him G846.
[17] And G1161 it came to pass G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd), that after G3326 three G5140 days G2250 Paul G3972 called G4779 the chief G4413 G5607 (PresPtc) of the Jews G2453 together G4779 (AorMidInf): and G1161 when they G846 were come together G4905 (Aor2ActPtc), he said G3004 (ImpfActInd) unto G4314 them G846, Men G435 [and] brethren G80, though I G1473 have committed G4160 (AorActPtc) nothing G3762 against G1727 the people G2992, or G2228 customs G1485 of our fathers G3971, yet was I delivered G3860 (AorPasInd) prisoner G1198 from G1537 Jerusalem G2414 into G1519 the hands G5495 of the Romans G4514.
[18] Who G3748, when they had examined G350 (AorActPtc) me G3165, would G1014 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) have let [me] go G630 (AorActInf), because G1223 there was G5225 (PresActInf) no G3367 cause G156 of death G2288 in G1722 me G1698.
[19] But G1161 when the Jews G2453 spake against G483 (PresActPtc) [it], I was constrained G315 (AorPasInd) to appeal G1941 (AorMidInf) unto Caesar G2541; not G3756 that G5613 I had G2192 (PresActPtc) ought G5100 to accuse G2723 my G3450 nation G1484 of G2723 (AorActInf).
[20] For G1223 this G5026 cause G156 therefore G3767 have I called G3870 (AorActInd) for you G5209, to see G1492 (Aor2ActInf) [you], and G2532 to speak with G4354 (AorActInf) [you]: because that G1752 for G1063 the hope G1680 of Israel G2474 I am bound with G4029 (PresMidPasDepInd) this G5026 chain G254.
[21] And G1161 they said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 him G846, We G2249 neither G3777 received G1209 (AorMidDepInd) letters G1121 out of G575 Judaea G2449 concerning G4012 thee G4675, neither G3777 any G5100 of the brethren G80 that came G3854 (Aor2MidDepPtc) shewed G518 (AorActInd) or G2228 spake G2980 (AorActInd) any G5100 harm G4190 of G4012 thee G4675.
[22] But G1161 we desire G515 (PresActInd) to hear G191 (AorActInf) of G3844 thee G4675 what G3739 thou thinkest G5426 (PresActInd): for G1063 as concerning G4012 G3303 this G5026 sect G139, we G2254 know G2076 (PresInd) G1110 that G3754 every where G3837 it is spoken against G483 (PresPasInd).
[23] And G1161 when they had appointed G5021 (AorMidPtc) him G846 a day G2250, there came G2240 (ImpfActInd) many G4119 to G4314 him G846 into G1519 [his] lodging G3578; to whom G3739 he expounded G1620 (ImpfMidInd) and testified G1263 (PresMidPasDepPtc) the kingdom G932 of God G2316, G5037 persuading G3982 (PresActPtc) them G846 concerning G4012 Jesus G2424, both G5037 out of G575 the law G3551 of Moses G3475, and G2532 [out of] the prophets G4396, from G575 morning G4404 till G2193 evening G2073.
[24] And G2532 some G3303 believed G3982 (ImpfPasInd) the things which were spoken G3004 (PresPasPtc), and G1161 some believed not G569 (ImpfActInd).
[25] And G1161 when they agreed not G800 G5607 (PresPtc) among G4314 themselves G240, they departed G630 (ImpfMidInd), after that Paul G3972 had spoken G2036 (Aor2ActPtc) one G1520 word G4487, G3754 Well G2573 spake G2980 (AorActInd) the Holy G40 Ghost G4151 by G1223 Esaias G2268 the prophet G4396 unto G4314 our G2257 fathers G3962,
[26] Saying G3004 (PresActPtc), Go G4198 (AorPasDepImpr) unto G4314 this G5126 people G2992, and G2532 say G2036 (Aor2ActImpr), Hearing G189 ye shall hear G191 (FutActInd), and G2532 shall G4920 not G3364 understand G4920 (Aor2Subj); and G2532 seeing G991 (PresActPtc) ye shall see G991 (FutActInd), and G2532 not G3364 perceive G1492 (Aor2ActSubj):
[27] For G1063 the heart G2588 of this G5127 people G2992 is waxed gross G3975 (AorPasInd), and G2532 their ears G3775 are dull G917 of hearing G191 (AorActInd), and G2532 their G846 eyes G3788 have they closed G2576 (AorActInd); lest G3379 they should see G1492 (Aor2ActSubj) with [their] eyes G3788, and G2532 hear G191 (AorActSubj) with [their] ears G3775, and G2532 understand G4920 (Aor2ActSubj) with [their] heart G2588, and G2532 should be converted G1994 (AorActSubj), and G2532 I should heal G2390 (AorMidDepSubj) them G846.
[28] Be it G2077 (PresImpr) known G1110 therefore G3767 unto you G5213, that G3754 the salvation G4992 of God G2316 is sent G649 (Aor2PasDepSubj) unto the Gentiles G1484, and G2532 [that] they will hear G191 (FutMidDepInd) it G846.
[29] And G2532 when he G846 had said G2036 (Aor2ActPtc) these words G5023, the Jews G2453 departed G565 (Aor2ActInd), and had G2192 (PresActPtc) great G4183 reasoning G4803 among G1722 themselves G1438.
[30] And G1161 Paul G3972 dwelt G3306 (AorActInd) two G1333 whole G3650 years G1333 in G1722 his own G2398 hired house G3410, and G2532 received G588 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) all G3956 that came in G1531 (PresMidPasDepPtc) unto G4314 him G846,
[31] Preaching G2784 (PresActPtc) the kingdom G932 of God G2316, and G2532 teaching G1321 (PresActPtc) those things which concern G4012 the Lord G2962 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547, with G3326 all G3956 confidence G3954, no man forbidding him G209.

Young’s Literal Translation

Acts 28 (YLT)

[1] And having been saved, then they knew that the island is called Melita,
[2] and the foreigners were shewing us no ordinary kindness, for having kindled a fire, they received us all, because of the pressing rain, and because of the cold;
[3] but Paul having gathered together a quantity of sticks, and having laid them upon the fire, a viper-out of the heat having come-did fasten on his hand.
[4] And when the foreigners saw the beast hanging from his hand, they said unto one another, ‘Certainly this man is a murderer, whom, having been saved out of the sea, the justice did not suffer to live;’
[5] he then, indeed, having shaken off the beast into the fire, suffered no evil,
[6] and they were expecting him to be about to be inflamed, or to fall down suddenly dead, and they, expecting it a long time, and seeing nothing uncommon happening to him, changing their minds, said he was a god.
[7] And in the neighbourhood of that place were lands of the principal man of the island, by name Publius, who, having received us, three days did courteously lodge us;
[8] and it came to pass, the father of Publius with feverish heats and dysentery pressed, was laid, unto whom Paul having entered, and having prayed, having laid his hands on him, healed him;
[9] this, therefore, being done, the others also in the island having infirmities were coming and were healed;
[10] who also with many honours did honour us, and we setting sail-they were lading us with the things that were necessary.
[11] And after three months, we set sail in a ship (that had wintered in the isle) of Alexandria, with the sign Dioscuri,
[12] and having landed at Syracuse, we remained three days,
[13] thence having gone round, we came to Rhegium, and after one day, a south wind having sprung up, the second day we came to Puteoli;
[14] where, having found brethren, we were called upon to remain with them seven days, and thus to Rome we came;
[15] and thence, the brethren having heard the things concerning us, came forth to meet us, unto Appii Forum, and Three Taverns-whom Paul having seen, having given thanks to God, took courage.
[16] And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered up the prisoners to the captain of the barrack, but Paul was suffered to remain by himself, with the soldier guarding him.
[17] And it came to pass after three days, Paul called together those who are the principal men of the Jews, and they having come together, he said unto them: ‘Men, brethren, I-having done nothing contrary to the people, or to the customs of the fathers-a prisoner from Jerusalem, was delivered up to the hands of the Romans;
[18] who, having examined me, were wishing to release me, because of their being no cause of death in me,
[19] and the Jews having spoken against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar-not as having anything to accuse my nation of;
[20] for this cause, therefore, I called for you to see and to speak with you, for because of the hope of Israel with this chain I am bound.’
[21] And they said unto him, ‘We did neither receive letters concerning thee from Judea, nor did any one who came of the brethren declare or speak any evil concerning thee,
[22] and we think it good from thee to hear what thou dost think, for, indeed, concerning this sect it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against;’
[23] and having appointed him a day, they came, more of them unto him, to the lodging, to whom he was expounding, testifying fully the reign of God, persuading them also of the things concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses, and the prophets, from morning till evening,
[24] and, some, indeed, were believing the things spoken, and some were not believing.
[25] And not being agreed with one another, they were going away, Paul having spoken one word-‘Well did the Holy Spirit speak through Isaiah the prophet unto our fathers,
[26] saying, Go on unto this people and say, With hearing ye shall hear, and ye shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and ye shall not perceive,
[27] for made gross was the heart of this people, and with the ears they heard heavily, and their eyes they did close, lest they may see with the eyes, and with the heart may understand, and be turned back, and I may heal them.
[28] ‘Be it known, therefore, to you, that to the nations was sent the salvation of God, these also will hear it;’
[29] and he having said these things, the Jews went away, having much disputation among themselves;
[30] and Paul remained an entire two years in his own hired house, and was receiving all those coming in unto him,
[31] preaching the reign of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness-unforbidden.