| Acts 28 - Versions
| Acts 28 Text (WEB)
- When we had escaped, then they learned that the island was called Malta.
- 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.
- 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.
- When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said one to another, "No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped from the sea, yet Justice has not allowed to live."
- However he shook off the creature into the fire, and wasn't harmed.
- 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.
- 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.
- It happened that the father of Publius lay sick of fever and dysentery. Paul entered in to him, prayed, and laying his hands on him, healed him.
- Then when this was done, the rest also who had diseases in the island came, and were cured.
- They also honored us with many honors, and when we sailed, they put on board the things that we needed.
- After three months, we set sail in a ship of Alexandria which had wintered in the island, whose sign was "The Twin Brothers."
- Touching at Syracuse, we stayed there three days.
- 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,
- where we found brothers, and were entreated to stay with them for seven days. So we came to Rome.
- 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.
- 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.
- It happened that 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,
- who, when they had examined me, desired to set me free, because there was no cause of death in me.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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."
- When they had appointed him a day, many people came to him at his lodging. He explained to them, testifying about the Kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses and from the prophets, from morning until evening.
- Some believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved.
- When they didn't agree among themselves, they departed after Paul had spoken one word, "The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Isaiah, the prophet, to our fathers,
- 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.
- 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, and I would heal them.'
- "Be it known therefore to you, that the salvation of God is sent to the nations. They will also listen."
- When he had said these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves.
- Paul stayed two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who were coming to him,
- preaching the Kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, without hindrance.
| Acts 28 Text (Hebrew)
- וכאשר נמלטנו נודע לנו כי שם האי מליטי׃
- והנכרים לא המעיטו חסדם עמנו כי בערו אש ויאספו את כלנו אליהם מפני הגשם היורד ומפני הקר׃
- ופולוס אסף לו ערמת קצים וישם על המוקד ומן החם יצא אפעה ויאחז בידו׃
- ויראו הנכרים את החיה תלויה על ידו ויאמרו איש אל רעהו אכן רצח האיש הזה אשר הנקמה לא הניחה לו לחיות אף כי נמלט מן הים׃
- והוא נער את החיה מעל ידו אל תוך האש ולא הרעה לו מאומה׃
- והם הוחילו אשר יצבה גופו או אשר יפל מת פתאם ויחילו עד בוש והנה לא קרהו כל אסון ויהפך לבם ויאמרו כי אלהים הוא׃
- ובסביבו המקום ההוא היו שדות אשר לראש אנשי האי ושמו פובליוס הוא הביא אתנו לביתו ויכלכל אתנו בטובו שלשת ימים׃
- ואבי פובליוס מוטל למשכב בקדחת ובמחלה המעים ויבא אליו פולוס ויתפלל וישם עליו את ידיו וירפאהו׃
- ואחרי המעשה הזה באו גם החלים האחרים אשר באי וירפאו׃
- ויכבדנו כבוד גדול ובלכתנו משם ספקו לנו די צרכנו׃
- ואחרי שלשת חדשים עברנו משם באניה אלכסנדרית אשר ישבה באי בימי הסתו ואות דגלה התאומים׃
- ונבא אל סרקוסא ונשב שם שלשת ימים׃
- משם סבנו ונבא אל רגיון ובנשב רוח דרומית ביום המחרת באנו ביום השני אל פוטיולי׃
- ושם מצאנו אחים ויבקשו ממנו לשבת אתם שבעת ימים ובכן הלכנו אל רומי׃
- וישמעו האחים את בואנו ויצאו משם לקראתנו עד לשוק אפיוס ועד לשלשת החניות וירא אתם פולוס ויודה לאלהים ויתחזק׃
- ואחר באנו אל רומי העביר שר המאה את האסירים אל שר הצבא ולפולוס הניחו לשבת לבדו עם איש הצבא השמר אותו׃
- ויהי אחרי שלשת ימים ויקרא פולוס אליו את ראשי היהודים ויקהלו אליו ויאמר אליהם אנשים אחים אף כי לא מעלתי מעל בעמנו ובחקות אבותינו אסרוני בירושלים וימסרוני לידי הרומיים׃
- והם אחרי חקרם אתי אמרו לפטרני כי לא נמצא בי משפט מות׃
- והיהודים קמו בי ואאנס לקרא את הקיסר לדיני אך אין נפשי לשטון את עמי בדבר׃
- ובעבור זאת קראתי לכם לראותכם ולדבר עמכם כי בגלל תקות ישראל אסור אני בכבל הזה׃
- ויאמרו אליו לא קבלנו על אדותיך אגרות מארץ יהודה ולא בא הנה אחד מן האחים אשר הגיד או דבר עליך דבר רע׃
- אמנם חפצים אנחנו לשמע את אשר בלבבך כי נודע לנו אשר בכל מקום יריבו אל הכת הזאת׃
- וישימו לו יום מועד ויבאו אליו רבים אל מלונו ויעד בהם ויבאר את מלכות אלהים ויוכח להם עניני ישוע מתורת משה ומן הנביאים מבקר עד ערב׃
- ויש אשר שמעו אל דבריו ויש אשר לא האמינו׃
- ויחלקו בדעתם ויסורו ללכת לדרכם בדבר פולוס הדבר האחד הזה היטב דבר רוח הקדש לאבותינו בפי ישעיהו הנביא לאמר׃
- לך ואמרת לעם הזה שמעו שמוע ואל תבינו וראו ראו ואל תדעו׃
- כי שמן לב העם הזה ואזניו כבדו ואת עיניו השע פן יראה בעיניו ובאזניו ישמע ולבבו יבין ושב ורפאתיו׃
- לכן דעו כי לגוים נשלחה תשועת אלהים והמה ישמעו׃
- ויהי בדברו זאת הלכו מאתו היהודים ויתוכחו הרבה איש עם רעהו׃
- ופולוס ישב שנתים ימים בביתו אשר שכר לו ויקבל את כל הבאים אליו׃
- ויקרא את מלכות האלהים וילמד את דרכי ישוע המשיח אדנינו בכל בטחון לבו ואין מנע׃
| Acts 28 Text (Latin)
- Et cum evasissemus, tunc cognovimus quia Melita insula vocabatur. Barbari vero præstabant non modicam humanitatem nobis.
- Accensa enim pyra, reficiebant nos omnes propter imbrem, qui imminebat, et frigus.
- Cum congregasset autem Paulus sarmentorum aliquantam multitudinem, et imposuisset super ignem, vipera a calore cum processisset, invasit manum ejus.
- Ut vero viderunt Barbari pendentem bestiam de manu ejus, ad invicem dicebant : Utique homicida est homo hic, qui cum evaserit de mari, ultio non sinit eum vivere.
- Et ille quidem excutiens bestiam in ignem, nihil mali passus est.
- At illi existimabant eum in tumorem convertendum, et subito casurum et mori. Diu autem illis exspectantibus, et videntibus nihil mali in eo fieri, convertentes se, dicebant eum esse deum.
- In locis autem illis erant prædia principis insulæ, nomine Publii, qui nos suscipiens, triduo benigne exhibuit.
- Contigit autem patrem Publii febribus et dysenteria vexatum jacere. Ad quem Paulus intravit : et cum orasset, et imposuisset ei manus, salvavit eum.
- Quo facto, omnes qui in insula habebant infirmitates, accedebant, et curabantur :
- qui etiam multis honoribus nos honoraverunt, et navigantibus imposuerunt quæ necessaria erant.
- Post menses autem tres navigavimus in navi Alexandrina, quæ in insula hiemaverat, cui erat insigne Castorum.
- Et cum venissemus Syracusam, mansimus ibi triduo.
- Inde circumlegentes devenimus Rhegium : et post unum diem, flante austro, secunda die venimus Puteolos ;
- ubi inventis fratribus rogati sumus manere apud eos dies septem : et sic venimus Romam.
- Et inde cum audissent fratres, occurrerunt nobis usque ad Apii forum, ac tres Tabernas. Quos cum vidisset Paulus, gratias agens Deo, accepit fiduciam.
- Cum autem venissemus Romam, permissum est Paulo manere sibimet cum custodiente se milite.
- Post tertium autem diem convocavit primos Judæorum. Cumque convenissent, dicebat eis : Ego, viri fratres, nihil adversus plebem faciens, aut morem paternum, vinctus ab Jerosolymis traditus sum in manus Romanorum,
- qui cum interrogationem de me habuissent, voluerunt me dimittere, eo quod nulla esset causa mortis in me.
- Contradicentibus autem Judæis, coactus sum appellare Cæsarem, non quasi gentem meam habens aliquid accusare.
- Propter hanc igitur causam rogavi vos videre, et alloqui. Propter spem enim Israël catena hac circumdatus sum.
- At illi dixerunt ad eum : Nos neque litteras accepimus de te a Judæa, neque adveniens aliquis fratrum nuntiavit, aut locutus est quid de te malum.
- Rogamus autem a te audire quæ sentis : nam de secta hac notum est nobis quia ubique ei contradicitur.
- Cum constituissent autem illi diem, venerunt ad eum in hospitium plurimi, quibus exponebat testificans regnum Dei, suadensque eis de Jesu ex lege Moysi et prophetis a mane usque ad vesperam.
- Et quidam credebant his quæ dicebantur : quidam vero non credebant.
- Cumque invicem non essent consentientes, discedebant dicente Paulo unum verbum : Quia bene Spiritus Sanctus locutus est per Isaiam prophetam ad patres nostros,
- dicens : Vade ad populum istum, et dic ad eos : Aure audietis, et non intelligetis : et videntes videbitis, et non perspicietis.
- Incrassatum est enim cor populi hujus, et auribus graviter audierunt, et oculos suos compresserunt : ne forte videant oculis, et auribus audiant, et corde intelligant, et convertantur, et sanem eos.
- Notum ergo sit vobis, quoniam gentibus missum est hoc salutare Dei, et ipsi audient.
- Et cum hæc dixisset, exierunt ab eo Judæi, multam habentes inter se quæstionem.
- Mansit autem biennio toto in suo conducto : et suscipiebat omnes qui ingrediebantur ad eum,
- prædicans regnum Dei, et docens quæ sunt de Domino Jesu Christo cum omni fiducia, sine prohibitione.
| Acts 28 Text (KJV)
- And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed:
- Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.
- And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.
- And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.
- 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:
- Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome.
- And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appiiforum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.
- 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.
- 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.
- Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.
- But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.
- 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.
- 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.
- But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.
- 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.
- And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
- 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,
- Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:
- 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.
- Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.
- And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.
- And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,
- Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.