King James Version

Acts 28:1-31

1And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 2And 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. 3And 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. 4And 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. 5And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. 6Howbeit 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.

7In 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. 8And 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. 9So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed: 10Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.

11And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux. 12And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days. 13And 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: 14Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome. 15And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage. 16And 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.

17And 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. 18Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me. 19But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Cæsar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of. 20For 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. 21And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judæa concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee. 22But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against. 23And 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. 24And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. 25And 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, 26Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: 27For 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. 28Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it. 29And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

30And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, 31Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Asomafo 28:1-31

Yedu Malta

1Yeduu mpoano hɔ no, ankyɛ na yehuu sɛ yɛwɔ supɔw Malta so. 2Supɔw no sofo no gyee yɛn fɛw so. Esiane sɛ na osu atɔ ama awɔw aba nti, wɔsɔɔ ogya ma yɛtoe. 3Paulo bubuu mmabaa sɛ ɔde regu ogya no mu. Ɔde regu mu no, ɔwɔ bi a ogya no hyew aka no no bebaree ne nsa ho. 4Supɔw no sofo no huu ɔwɔ no sɛ ɔbebare ne nsa ho no, wɔkae se, “Saa onipa yi yɛ owudifo a wanya ne ti adidi mu wɔ po akwanhyia mu, nanso esiane ne bɔne nti owu ara na etwa sɛ owu.” 5Paulo petee ɔwɔ no too ogya no mu a hwee anyɛ no. 6Na nkurɔfo no nyinaa susuw sɛ Paulo bɛhonhon anaasɛ obetwa ahwe awu. Nanso wɔtwɛn ara a biribiara anyɛ no no, wɔsakraa wɔn adwene kae se, “Ɔyɛ onyame bi.”

7Na ɔpanyin a ɔhwɛ supɔw no so a wɔfrɛ no Publio no fi bɛn mpoano hɔ; ogyee yɛn fɛw so som yɛn hɔho nnansa. 8Saa bere no ara na Publio agya yare atiridii ne konkoruwa a aka no ato hɔ. Paulo kɔɔ ɔdan a na ɔda mu no mu de ne nsa guu no so, bɔɔ mpae maa ne ho yɛɛ no den. 9Nea Paulo yɛe no maa ayarefo a wɔwɔ supɔw no so no nyinaa baa ne nkyɛn ma ɔsaa wɔn yare. 10Wɔmaa yɛn akyɛde bebree. Yɛrebefi hɔ akɔ no nso wɔde biribiara a ɛho hia yɛn no beguu hyɛn no mu maa yɛn.

Yefi Malta Kodu Roma

11Yedii asram abiɛsa wɔ supɔw no so ansa na yenyaa hyɛn bi a efi Aleksandria a ne nsɛnkyerɛnne yɛ eti abien a egyina hɔ ma anyame baanu bi. Na saa hyɛn no abedi awɔwbere no wɔ supɔw no so. 12Yeduu Sidarakusa no, yedii nnansa wɔ hɔ. 13Yefi hɔ toaa so koduu Regio. Ade kyee no, mframa bi bɔ fii anafo fam ma nnaanu akyi no yekoduu Puteoli. 14Ɛha na yehyiaa agyidifo bi a wɔsrɛɛ yɛn se yɛntena wɔn nkyɛn nnaawɔtwe. Ɛno akyi no, yɛtoaa so koduu Roma. 15Anuanom a wɔwɔ Roma no tee yɛn nka sɛ yɛreba no, ebinom behyiaa yɛn kwan wɔ aguabɔbea a ɛwɔ Apia kwan no so na afoforo nso hyiaa yɛn wɔ ahɔhobea bi a wɔfrɛ no Ahɔhodan Abiɛsa no. Bere a Paulo huu wɔn no, ne ho san no na ɔdaa Onyankopɔn ase. 16Yeduu Roma no, wɔmaa Paulo ho kwan sɛ ɔnkɔtena baabiara a ɔpɛ na ɔsraani bi nwɛn no.

17Nnansa akyi no, Paulo frɛɛ Yudafo mpanyin ne wɔn hyiae. Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Anuanom, ɛwɔ mu sɛ manyɛ bɔne biara antia yɛn man ne yɛn amanne a yɛn agyanom de gyaw sɛ yɛn no de, nanso wɔkyeree me sɛ odeduani wɔ Yerusalem de me hyɛɛ Romafo nsa. 18Wobisaa me nsɛm pɛɛ sɛ wogyaa me, efisɛ wɔannya afɔbude bi wɔ me ho a ɛno nti ɛsɛ sɛ wogyina so kum me. 19Nanso bere a Yudafo kasatia gyae a wɔpɛ sɛ wogyaa me no, mihuu sɛ ɛsɛ sɛ miguan toa Kaesare. Ɛnyɛ me nkurɔfo ho adwemmɔne a mewɔ nti na meyɛɛ saa. 20Eyi nti na mepɛɛ sɛ mihu mo na me ne mo kasa no; na onipa a Israelfo ani da no so no nti na nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn gu me yi.”

21Wobuaa Paulo se, “Yennyaa nhoma biara a efi Yudea a ɛfa wo ho na yɛntee wo ho asɛmmɔne biara nso mfii anuanom a wofi hɔ ba ha no nso nkyɛn. 22Nanso yɛpɛ sɛ yehu wʼadwene, efisɛ yenim sɛ nnipa kasa tia Kristofo a wo nso woka wɔn ho no wɔ baabiara.”

Paulo Asɛnka Wɔ Roma

23Wɔhyɛɛ da bi sɛ wobehyia Paulo. Saa da no dui no, nnipa bebree kɔɔ ne nkyɛn wɔ faako a ɔte hɔ no. Ɔkaa Onyankopɔn ahenni no ho asɛm kyerɛɛ wɔn. Ɔnam Mose mmara ne nsɛm a adiyifo no kae no so kaa Yesu ho asɛm fi anɔpa kosii anadwo kyerɛɛ wɔn pɛɛ sɛ ɔdan wɔn adwene. 24Nnipa no bi gyee Paulo asɛm a ɔkae no dii na bi nso annye anni. 25Bere a wɔregyigye wɔn ho wɔn ho akyinnye no, wofii hɔ kɔe. Na asɛm a etwa to a Paulo kae ne sɛ, “Nokwasɛm na Honhom Kronkron nam Odiyifo Yesaia so ka kyerɛɛ mo agyanom se,

26“Monkɔka asɛm yi nkyerɛ Yudafo se,

‘Ɔte de mobɛte, nanso morente ase.

Ɔhwɛ de mobɛhwɛ, nanso morenhu,’

27efisɛ nnipa yi apirim wɔn koma;

moasisiw mo aso, akatakata mo ani.

Ɛnyɛ saa a, anka mo ani behu ade,

na mo koma ate asɛm ase,

na moanu mo ho asan aba me nkyɛn, na masa mo yare.”

28Paulo kae se, “Ɛsɛ sɛ muhu sɛ Onyankopɔn nkwagye no adu amanamanmufo no nkyɛn. Wobetie!” 29Paulo kaa saa asɛm yi wiei no, Yudafo no fii hɔ kɔe a na wɔregyigye wɔn ho wɔn ho akyinnye denneennen.

30Paulo tenaa hɔ mfe abien, a na ɔte ofi a ɔno ankasa tua ho ka mu, na nnipa bebree kɔɔ ne nkyɛn. 31Na ɔde akokoduru kaa Onyankopɔn Ahenni no ne Awurade Yesu Kristo ho asɛm.