Acts 28:11–22

Paul Arrives at Rome

11 At the end of three months we set sail on aan Alexandrian ship which had wintered at the island, and which had 1the Twin Brothers for its figurehead.

12 After we put in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days.

13 From there we sailed around and arrived at Rhegium, and a day later a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli.

14 1There we found some abrethren, and were invited to stay with them for seven days; and thus we came to Rome.

15 And the abrethren, when they heard about us, came from there as far as the 1Market of Appius and 2Three Inns to meet us; and when Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.

16 When we entered Rome, Paul was aallowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.

17 After three days 1Paul called together those who were athe leading men of the Jews, and when they came together, he began saying to them, “bBrethren, cthough I had done nothing against our people or dthe customs of our 2fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.

18 “And when they had aexamined me, they bwere willing to release me because there was cno ground 1for putting me to death.

19 “But when the Jews 1objected, I was forced to aappeal to Caesar, not that I had any accusation against my nation.

20 “For this reason, therefore, I 1requested to see you and to speak with you, for I am wearing athis chain for bthe sake of the hope of Israel.”

21 They said to him, “We have neither received letters from Judea concerning you, nor have any of athe brethren come here and reported or spoken anything bad about you.

22 “But we desire to hear from you what 1your views are; for concerning this asect, it is known to us that bit is spoken against everywhere.”

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