(3) Ministering in Rome
23 And once they had appointed a day for him, many came to him at his lodging, to whom he aexpounded these matters, solemnly btestifying of the 1ckingdom of God and dpersuading them concerning Jesus from both the Law of eMoses and the fProphets, from morning until evening.
24 And asome were persuaded by the things which were said, but others did not believe.
25 And when they disagreed with one another, they departed, Paul saying one word to them, Well has the Holy Spirit spoken through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers,
26 Saying, 1"Go to this people and say, In hearing you shall hear and by no means understand, and seeing you will see and by no means perceive;
27 For the aheart of this people has become 1fat, and with their ears they have heard heavily, and their beyes they have closed, lest they perceive with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart, and they turn around, and I will heal them.''
28 Let it be known to you therefore that this asalvation of God has been sent to the bGentiles; they will also chear it.
29 1And when he had spoken these things, the Jews departed, having much dispute among themselves.
30 And he remained 1two whole years in his own rented dwelling and 2welcomed all those who came to him,
31 1Proclaiming the 2akingdom of God and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all bboldness, unhindered.