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Acts 28:1Acts 28:10


d. To the Island of Malta

1 And having been brought safely through, we recognized then that the aisland was called 1Malta.

2 And the 1natives showed us uncommon akindness, for they kindled a fire and took us all in because of the rain coming on and because of the cold.

3 But when Paul had collected a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a aviper came out because of the heat and fastened onto his hand.

4 And when the natives saw the 1snake hanging from his hand, they said to one another, Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, whom, though he has been brought safely out of the sea, 2Justice has not allowed to live.

5 However he shook off the asnake into the fire and suffered no harm;

6 And they expected that he would swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited for a long time and beheld nothing unusual happening to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a 1agod.

7 Now in the vicinity of that place were the lands of the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and gave us hospitality three days in a afriendly way.

8 And the father of Publius was lying down sick with afever and dysentery. Paul went in to him, and having bprayed and claid his hands on him, healed him.

9 And when this happened, the rest also in the island who had sicknesses came to him and were 1healed.

10 They also honored us with many honors; and as we put out to sea, they put on board the things for our needs.