28:1 And when they had escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. Acts
28:2 And the barbarous people showed us unusual kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received each of us, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. Acts
28:3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, a viper came out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. Acts
28:4 And when the barbarians saw the animal hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet vengeance does not allow to live. Acts
28:5 And he shook off the animal into the fire, and felt no harm. Acts
28:6 Yet they looked when he would have swelled, 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 elohim.
28:7 In the neighborhood of that place were lands of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously. Acts
28:8 And it came to pass that the father of Publius lay sick with a fever, and dysentery: to whom Paul entered in, prayed, laid his hands on him, and healed him. Acts
28:9 So when this was done, others also who had diseases on the island, came, and were healed: Acts
28:10 Who also honored us with many honors; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.
28:11 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered on the island, whose sign was Castor and Pollux. Acts
28:12 And landing at Syracuse, we stayed there three days. Acts
28:13 And from there we made a circuit, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli: Acts
28:14 Where we found brothers, and were desired to stay with them seven days: and so we went towards Rome. Acts
28:15 And from there when the brothers heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii-forum, and the Three taverns. When Paul saw them, he thanked Elohim, and took courage.
28:16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was allowed to dwell by himself, with a soldier who kept him.
28:17 And it came to pass, that after three days, Paul called together the chief of the Jews. And when they were assembled, he said to them, Men, brothers, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans. Acts
28:18 Who when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me. Acts
28:19 But when the Jews spoke against it, I was constrained to appeal to Cesar; not that I had anything to accuse my nation of. Acts
28:20 For this cause therefore I have called for you*, to see you*, and to speak with you*: because for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. Acts
28:21 And they said to him, We have neither received letters from Judea concerning you, neither have any of the brothers who came shown or spoken any harm of you. Acts
28:22 But we desire to hear from you, what you think: for as concerning this sect, we know that everywhere it is spoken against.
28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, many came to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of Elohim, persuading them concerning YASHUWAH, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening. Acts
28:24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some did not believe. Acts
28:25 And when they did not agree among themselves, they departed, after Paul had spoken one word, The Holy Spirit spoke well by Isaiah the prophet to our fathers,
28:26 Saying, Go to this people, and say, Hearing you* shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you* shall see, and not perceive.
28:27 For the heart of this people has become callous, their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
28:28 May it be known therefore to you*, that the salvation of Elohim is sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear it. Acts
28:29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.
28:30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came in to him, Acts
28:31 Preaching the kingdom of Elohim, and teaching those things which concern the Master YASHUWAH the Messiah, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.