Book 44 of 66: Acts: Chapter 028 of 28

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


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And the barbarous 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.


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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.


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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.


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And he shook off the beast into the fire,
and felt no harm.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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So when this was done,
others also,
which had diseases in the island,
came,
and were healed:


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Who also honoured us with many honours;
and when we departed,
they laded us with such things as were necessary.


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And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria,
which had wintered in the isle,
whose sign was Castor and Pollux.


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And landing at Syracuse,
we tarried there three days.


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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:


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Where we found brethren,
and were desired to tarry with them seven days:
and so we went toward Rome.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Who,
when they had examined me,
would have let me go,
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 ought to accuse my nation of.


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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.


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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.


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But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest:
for as concerning this sect,
we know that every where it is spoken against.


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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.


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And some believed the things which were spoken,
and some believed not.


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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,


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Saying,
Go unto this people,
and say,
Hearing ye shall hear,
and shall not understand;
and seeing ye shall see,
and not perceive:


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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.


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


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And when he had said these words,
the Jews departed,
and had great reasoning among themselves.


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And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house,
and received all that came in unto him,


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Preaching the kingdom of God,
and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ,
with all confidence,
no man forbidding him.
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