February 11, 2018

Posted on February 11, 2018

February 11, 2018

Acts 27:40  Acts 28:10

40 And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the bands of the rudders; and hoisting the foresail to the blowing of the wind, they held course for the beach.

41 But striking a sandbar with the sea on both sides, they ran the vessel aground; and the bow stuck fast and remained immovable, but the stern was abroken up by the violence of the waves.

42 And the counsel of the soldiers was that they should akill the prisoners, lest anyone swim away and escape;

43 But the centurion, 1intending to bring Paul safely through, prevented them from their intention and ordered those who were able to swim to throw themselves overboard first and get to the land,

44 And the rest to follow, some on planks, and others on some of the things from the ship. And so it happened that all were brought asafely through onto the land.


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.

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