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22:1 Brethren, and fathers, hear my defence which I make to you now.

22:2 And when they heard that he spoke in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept silent: and he said,

22:3 I am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, and was zealous for God, as you all are this day.

22:4 And I persecuted this way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women,

22:5 As the high priest and all the council of the elders can bear witness. For I received from them letters to the brethren, and I went to Damascus to take those who were there and bring them bound to Jerusalem, to be punished.

22:6 And it came to pass, that as I made my journey, and had come near to Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light around me.

22:7 And I fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?

22:8 And I answered, Who are you, Lord? And he said to me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.

22:9 And those who were with me saw the light, but they did not hear the voice of the one who spoke to me.

22:10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said to me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told to you all things which are appointed for you to do.

22:11 And since I could not see because of the glory of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me, and came into Damascus.

22:12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good reputation among all the Jews who lived there,

22:13 Came to me, and stood, and said to me, Brother Saul, receive your sight. And that very hour I could see him.

22:14 And he said, The God of our fathers has chosen you to know his will, and to see the Just One, and to hear the voice of his mouth.

22:15 For you shall be his witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.

22:16 And now why do you delay? arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name.

22:17 And it came to pass, that when I had come again to Jerusalem, while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance;

22:18 And saw him saying to me, Make haste, and quickly get out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive your testimony concerning me.

22:19 And I said, Lord, they know that in every synagogue I imprisoned and beat those who believed in you:

22:20 And when the blood of your martyr Stephen was shed, I was standing by, and consenting to his death, and kept the garments of those who killed him.

22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.

22:22 And until this word they listened to him, then they lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live.

22:23 And as they were crying out, and waving their garments, and throwing dust into the air,

22:24 The commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, and directed that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know why they cried out against him so.

22:25 And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman, and uncondemned?

22:26 When the centurion heard that, he went and told the commander, saying, Take heed what you do: for this man is a Roman.

22:27 Then the commander came, and said to him, Tell me, are you a Roman? He said, Yes.

22:28 And the commander answered, I obtained this citizenship with a great sum of money. And Paul said, But I was born a citizen.

22:29 Then immediately those who would have examined him departed from him; and the commander was also afraid after he learned that he was a Roman and that he had bound him.

22:30 On the next day, because he wanted to know exactly why he was accused by the Jews, he loosed him from his bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them.

23:1 And Paul, earnestly looking at the council, said, Brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

23:2 And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth.

23:3 Then Paul said to him, God shall strike you, you whitewashed wall: do you sit to judge me according to the law, yet contrary to the law command me to be struck?

23:4 And those who stood by said, Do you revile God's high priest?

23:5 Then Paul said, I did not know, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.

23:6 But when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: it is for the hope of the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial.

23:7 And when he had said this, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the assembly was divided.

23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angels, or spirits: but the Pharisees acknowledge both.

23:9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes who were of the Pharisees' party arose, and argued vigorously, saying, We find no evil in this man: what if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him? [Let us not fight against God.]

23:10 And when there arose a great dissension, the commander, fearing lest Paul should be pulled in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and bring him into the barracks.

23:11 And the next night the Lord stood by him, and said, Take courage: for as you have testified of me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness in Rome.

23:12 And when it was day, the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a oath, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.

23:13 And there were more than forty who made this conspiracy.

23:14 And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great oath, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.

23:15 Now therefore, you and the council notify the commander to bring him down to you tomorrow, as though you would enquire more thoroughly concerning him: and we, before he ever comes near, are ready to kill him.

23:16 And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered the barracks, and told Paul.

23:17 Then Paul called one of the centurions to him, and said, Take this young man to the commander: for he has a certain thing to tell him.

23:18 So he took him, and brought him to the commander, and said, Paul the prisoner called me and asked me to bring this young man to you, as he has something to say to you.

23:19 Then the commander took him by the hand, and drew him aside privately, and asked, What is it that you have to tell me?

23:20 And he said, The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down tomorrow to the council, as though they would enquire of him more thoroughly.

23:21 But do not yield to them: for there lie in wait for him more than forty men, who have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink until they have killed him: and now they are ready, waiting for a promise from you.

23:22 So the commander let the young man depart, and charged him, Tell no man that you have revealed these things to me.

23:23 And he called two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea, at the third hour of the night;

23:24 And provide mounts for Paul to ride, and bring him safely to Felix the governor.

23:25 And he wrote a letter after this manner:

23:26 Claudius Lysias to the most excellent governor Felix, greetings.

23:27 This man was taken by the Jews, and would have been killed by them: then I came with the troops, and rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman.

23:28 And when I wanted to learn the reason they accused him, I brought him down to their council:

23:29 And I perceived that he was accused regarding questions of their law, but there was no charge against him worthy of death or imprisonment.

23:30 And when I was told that there was a plot against the man, I immediately sent him to you, and also commanded his accusers to state before you whatever they have against him.

23:31 Then the soldiers, as it was commanded, took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris.

23:32 On the next day they left the horsemen to go with him, and returned to the barracks.

23:33 When they came to Caesarea, and delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented Paul before him.

23:34 And when he had read the letter, he asked what province he was from. And when he learned that he was from Cilicia;

23:35 He said, I will hear you when your accusers have come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's palace.

24:1 And after five days Ananias the high priest came down with some of the elders, and with a certain lawyer named Tertullus, who informed the governor of their charges against Paul.

24:2 And when he was called, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that because of you we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy reforms are done for this nation by your provision,

24:3 We accept this always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

24:4 But, that I may not be further tedious to you, I ask that by your clemency you would hear a few words from us.

24:5 For we have found this man to be a pestilent fellow, and a agitator among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.

24:6 He has also tried to profane the temple: but we seized him, [and would have judged him according to our law.

24:7 But Lysias the commander came upon us, and with great violence took him out of our hands,

24:8 Commanding his accusers to come to you.] By examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth of all these things of which we accuse him.

24:9 And the Jews agreed with the accusation, saying that these things were so.

24:10 Then Paul, after the governor had beckoned for him to speak, answered: Because I know that you have been for many years a judge over this nation, I cheerfully make my defence.

24:11 As you may ascertain, it has been no more than twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

24:12 And neither in the temple, or in the synagogues, or in the city did they find me disputing with any man, or stirring up the people:

24:13 Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me.

24:14 But this I confess to you, that according to the way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and the prophets,

24:15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also have, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

24:16 So I discipline myself, to always have a clear conscience before God and men.

24:17 Now, after many years, I came to bring to my nation alms and offerings.

24:18 I was purified when they found me doing this in the temple, without a crowd or a tumult. But certain Jews from Asia were there,

24:19 Who ought to be here before you, and object, if they have anything against me.

24:20 Or else let these men here say if they found any wrongdoing in me when I stood before the council,

24:21 Unless it be for this one thing, that I cried out while standing among them, For the resurrection of the dead I am on trial before you this day.

24:22 And Felix, having a more accurate knowledge of the way, put them off, saying, When Lysias the commander shall come down, I will decide your case.

24:23 And he commanded a centurion to guard Paul, and to let him have some liberty, and that he should not prevent his friends from ministering to him.

24:24 And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning faith in Christ Jesus.

24:25 And as he reasoned with them about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was frightened, and answered, Go your way for now; when I have a convenient opportunity, I will call for you.

24:26 He also hoped that Paul would give him money: therefore he sent for him often, and conversed with him.

24:27 But after two years Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus: and Felix, wanting to do a favour for the Jews, left Paul imprisoned.

25:1 Now three days after Festus had come into the province, he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

25:2 Then the high priest and the chief men of the Jews brought to him charges against Paul, and begged him,

25:3 Asking as a favour, that he would have him brought to Jerusalem, for they were planning an ambush to kill him along the way.

25:4 But Festus answered, that Paul was being kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would soon depart for there.

25:5 Therefore, let the influential ones among you go down with me, and accuse this man, if there is any wickedness in him.

25:6 And when he had remained among them more than ten days, he went down to Caesarea; and the next day, sitting on the judgment seat, commanded Paul to be brought.

25:7 And when he had come, the Jews who came down from Jerusalem stood around, and brought many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.

25:8 Paul answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar, have I offended in any way.

25:9 But Festus, wanting to do the Jews a favour, answered Paul, Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged about these charges before me?

25:10 Then Paul said, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews I have done no wrong, as you very well know.

25:11 If I am an offender, or have committed anything worthy of death, I do not refuse to die: but if there is no truth to the things of which these men accuse me, no man may deliver me to them. I appeal to Caesar.

25:12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, You have appealed to Caesar; to Caesar you shall go.

25:13 And after some days king Agrippa and Bernice came to Caesarea to greet Festus.

25:14 And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul's case to the king, saying, There is a certain man left a prisoner by Felix:

25:15 About whom, when I was in Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, asking for a judgment against him.

25:16 I answered them, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before he who is accused meets the accusers face to face, and has the opportunity to defend himself concerning the crime laid against him.

25:17 Therefore, when they had come here, I made no delay, but on the next day sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth.

25:18 When the accusers stood up, they brought no accusation of such things as I supposed:

25:19 But had certain disagreements with him about their own superstition, and about one Jesus, who was dead, but whom Paul claimed to be alive.

25:20 And because I was at a loss how to investigate such questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and be judged there about these matters.

25:21 But when Paul appealed to be held for a decision by the emperor, I commanded him to be kept until I might send him to Caesar.

25:22 Then Agrippa said to Festus, I would like hear the man myself. Tomorrow, he said, you shall hear him.

25:23 So on the next day, Agrippa and Bernice came, with great pomp, and entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city. At Festus' command, Paul was brought forth.

25:24 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men who are present with us, you see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have petitioned me, both in Jerusalem, and also here, crying out that he ought no longer to live.

25:25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he has appealed to the emperor, I have determined to send him.

25:26 But I have nothing definite to write to my lord concerning him. Therefore I have brought him forth before you, and especially before you, O king Agrippa, that, after examination, I might have something to write.

25:27 For it seems to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not to specify the crimes laid against him.

26:1 Then Agrippa said to Paul, You are permitted to speak for yourself. Then Paul stretched forth his hand, and made his defence:

26:2 I consider myself fortunate, king Agrippa, because I shall make my defence this day before you regarding all the things of which I am accused by the Jews:

26:3 Especially because I know you to be an expert in all customs and controversies of the Jews: therefore I beg you to hear me patiently.

26:4 The manner of my life from my youth, which was at first spent among my own nation and in Jerusalem, is known by all the Jews.

26:5 They have known me for a long time, and, if they are willing to testify to it, that I lived as a Pharisee, according to the most strict sect of our religion.

26:6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers:

26:7 The promise which our twelve tribes, earnestly serving God day and night, hope to attain. For the sake of this hope, king Agrippa, I am accused by the Jews.

26:8 Why should it be thought incredible to any of you, that God should raise the dead?

26:9 I truly thought to myself, that I ought to do many things to oppose to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

26:10 And this I did in Jerusalem: and I had many of the saints shut up in prison, by authority of the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them.

26:11 And I punished them often in every synagogue, and tried to force them to blaspheme; and being furiously enraged against them, I persecuted them even in foreign cities.

26:12 Thus engaged, I journeyed to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests.

26:13 At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who traveled with me.

26:14 And when we had all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking to me, saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? it is hard for you to kick against the goads.

26:15 And I said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

26:16 But rise, and stand on your feet: for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of these things which you have seen, and of those things in which I will appear to you.

26:17 I will deliver you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you,

26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and an inheritance along with those who are sanctified by faith in me.

26:19 Wherefore, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision:

26:20 But declared first to those of Damascus, then at Jerusalem, and throughout all the regions of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and perform deeds worthy of repentance.

26:21 For these reasons the Jews caught me in the temple, and tried to kill me.

26:22 Having obtained help from God, I continue to this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying nothing other than what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:

26:23 That Christ would suffer, and that he would be the first to rise from the dead, and would proclaim light to the people, and to the Gentiles.

26:24 And as he spoke thus in his defence, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, you are raving; your great learning is making you mad.

26:25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth words of truth and soberness.

26:26 For the king knows of these things, and before him I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this was not done in a corner.

26:27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.

26:28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, In such a short time do you think you can persuade me to become a Christian?

26:29 And Paul said, I would to God, that in a short or long time, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, might be as I am, except for these chains.

26:30 The king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and those who sat with them:

26:31 And when they had withdrawn, they talked among themselves, saying, This man has done nothing worthy of death or imprisonment.

26:32 Then Agrippa said to Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed to Caesar.

27:1 And when it was determined that we should sail to Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners to one named Julius, a centurion of the Augustan cohort.

27:2 And boarding a ship of Adramyttium, we put out to sea, meaning to sail to ports on the coast of Asia; and Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica, was with us.

27:3 The next day we put in at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul kindly, and gave him liberty to go to his friends, that they might care for him.

27:4 And when we had put out to sea from there, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

27:5 And when we had sailed over the sea by the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra in Lycia.

27:6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing to Italy; and he put us aboard.

27:7 And when we had sailed slowly for many days, and with difficulty had arrived off Cnidus, the wind would not allow us to go on, so we sailed under the lee of Crete, off Salmone;

27:8 And, with difficulty passing it, came to a place which is called The fair havens; near the city of Lasea.

27:9 Much time had been spent, and the sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was already past, so Paul admonished them,

27:10 And said to them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be disastrous, with much damage, not only to the cargo and ship, but also to our lives.

27:11 But the centurion believed the pilot and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

27:12 And because the haven was not suitable to winter in, the majority advised to put out to sea from there, in hopes of reaching Phoenix, a harbour of Crete, which faces toward the southwest and northwest, and wintering there.

27:13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor, and sailed close along the shore of Crete.

27:14 But not long after there arose a tempestuous wind, called the northeaster.

27:15 And when the ship was caught, and could not make headway into the wind, we let her be driven along.

27:16 And running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we had much work to secure the ship's boat.

27:17 When they had taken it up, they used ropes to undergird the ship; and, fearing lest they should run into the sandbars of Syrtis, let down the sea anchor, and so were driven along.

27:18 As we were exceedingly tossed by the tempest, the next day they threw the cargo overboard;

27:19 And the third day they cast out the ship's tackle with their own hands.

27:20 And when neither sun nor stars appeared in many days, and no small tempest lay upon us, all hope that we should be saved was abandoned.

27:21 Then as they had been long without food, Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Men, you should have listened to me, and not have set sail from Crete, and incurred this damage and loss.

27:22 But now I encourage you to be of good cheer; for there shall be no loss of life among you, but only the ship will be lost.

27:23 For this night there stood before me an angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

27:24 Saying, Do not fear, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God has given you all those who sail with you.

27:25 Therefore, men, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be exactly as I was told.

27:26 Yet we must be cast upon a certain island.

27:27 But when the fourteenth night had come, as we were driven about on the Sea of Adria, about midnight the sailors sensed that they were approaching land;

27:28 And took soundings, and found the water was twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it was fifteen fathoms.

27:29 Then fearing lest we should run upon the rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

27:30 As the sailors were about to flee the ship, and had let down the ship's boat into the sea, pretending they would cast out anchors from the bow,

27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved.

27:32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes to the boat, and let her fall away.

27:33 And when day was coming on, Paul begged them all to take food, saying, Today is the fourteenth day that you have continued in suspense and in fasting, having taken nothing.

27:34 Therefore I urge you to take food; this is for your strength. Not a hair shall perish from the head of any of you.

27:35 And when he had spoken thus, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

27:36 Then they were all of good cheer, and they also took some food.

27:37 In all, there were two hundred and seventy-six of us in the ship.

27:38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship by casting the wheat into the sea.

27:39 And when it was day, they did not recognize the land: but they saw a certain bay with a beach, onto which they intended, if it were possible, to drive the ship.

27:40 So they cast off the anchors, and left them in the sea, and loosening the rudder ropes, they hoisted the foresail to the wind, and made for the beach.

27:41 But striking a sandbar, they ran the ship aground; and the bow stuck fast, and remained immovable, and the stern was broken apart by the violence of the waves.

27:42 And the soldiers planned to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim away, and escape.

27:43 But the centurion, wanting to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that those who could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:

27:44 Then the rest should follow, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they all escaped safely to land.

28:1 And when they had escaped, then we learned that the island was called Malta.

28:2 And the native people showed us unusual kindness: for they kindled a fire, and welcomed every one of us, because it had begun to rain and was cold.

28:3 And 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.

28:4 And when the natives saw the creature hanging on his hand, they said to themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, and though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow him to live.

28:5 And he shook off the creature into the fire, and suffered no harm.

28:6 They expected he would have swollen up, or suddenly fallen down dead: but after they watched a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.

28:7 In the same vicinity were estates owned by the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who welcomed us, and courteously entertained us for three days.

28:8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick, afflicted with a fever and dysentery: Paul went in to see him, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.

28:9 When this was done, the others on the island who had diseases, came, and were healed.

28:10 And they honoured us with many honours; and when we departed, they put on board everything we needed.

28:11 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose figurehead was Castor and Pollux.

28:12 And landing at Syracuse, we remained there three days.

28:13 And from there we circled around and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, and we arrived the next day at Puteoli,

28:14 Where we found brethren, and were asked to remain with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome.

28:15 And when the brethren there heard of us, they came to meet us, as far as Appii forum and The three taverns: when Paul saw them, he thanked God, 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 live by himself with a soldier who guarded him.

28:17 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief men of the Jews together: and when they had come together, he said to them, Brethren, though I have done nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.

28:18 When they had examined me, they would have let me go, because there was no cause for putting me to death.

28:19 But when the Jews spoke against it, I was forced to appeal to Caesar; not that I had any charge to bring against my own nation.

28:20 Therefore, for this reason I have called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because it is for the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain.

28:21 And they said to him, We neither received letters from Judaea concerning you, nor have any of the brethren who have come here reported or spoken any evil against you.

28:22 But we desire to hear from you what your views are: for concerning this sect, we know that it is spoken against everywhere.

28:23 And when they had appointed a day, many came to him in his lodging; to whom he explained and testified of the kingdom of God, trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning until evening.

28:24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some did not believe.

28:25 And when they could not agree among themselves, they departed, after Paul spoke one last statement, Well did the Holy Spirit speak by Isaiah the prophet to our fathers,

28:26 Saying, Go to this people, and say, You shall keep hearing, and shall not understand; and keep seeing, but not perceive:

28:27 For the heart of this people has grown calloused, and with their ears they barely hear, and they have closed their eyes; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn, that I should heal them.

28:28 Therefore let it be known to you, that the salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear it.

28:29 [And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had a great dispute among themselves.]

28:30 And he lived two years in his own rented house, and welcomed all who came to see him,

28:31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all boldness, and no man hindered him.