Paul in Rome

Acts 28

17 And it came to pass after three days that Paul called the leaders of the Jews together. So when they had come together, he said to them: "Men and brethren, l though I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers, yet m I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans, 18 "who, n when they had examined me, wanted to let me go, because there was no cause for putting me to death. 19 "But when the 1 Jews spoke against it, o I was compelled to appeal to Caesar, not that I had anything of which to accuse my nation. 20 "For this reason therefore I have called for you, to see you and speak with you, because p for the hope of Israel I am bound with q this chain." 21 Then they said to him, "We neither received letters from Judea concerning you, nor have any of the brethren who came reported or spoken any evil of you. 22 "But we desire to hear from you what you think; for concerning this sect, we know that r it is spoken against everywhere."

23 So when they had appointed him a day, many came to him at his lodging, s to whom he explained and solemnly testified of the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus t from both the Law of Moses and the Prophets, from morning till evening. 24 And u some were persuaded by the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved. 25 So when they did not agree among themselves, they departed after Paul had said one word: "The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Isaiah the prophet to 2 our fathers,

26 "saying,
v 'Go to this people and say:
"Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand;
And seeing you will see, and not perceive;
27 For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them." ' 3

28 "Therefore let it be known to you that the salvation of God has been sent w to the Gentiles, and they will hear it!" 29 4 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed and had a great dispute among themselves.

30 Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, 31 x preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 23:29
    I found out that he was accused concerning questions of their law, but had nothing charged against him deserving of death or chains.
    Acts 24:12
    And they neither found me in the temple disputing with anyone nor inciting the crowd, either in the synagogues or in the city.
    Acts 24:13
    Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me.
    Acts 26:31
    And when they had gone aside, they talked among themselves, saying, "This man is doing nothing deserving of death or chains.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 21:33
    Then the commander came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and he asked who he was and what he had done.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 22:24
    The commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, and said that he should be examined under scourging, so that he might know why they shouted so against him.
    Acts 24:10
    Then Paul, after the governor had nodded to him to speak, answered: "Inasmuch as I know that you have been for many years a judge of this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself.
    Acts 25:8
    While he answered for himself, "Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I offended in anything at all.
    Acts 26:32
    Then Agrippa said to Festus, "This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 25:11
    "For if I am an offender, or have committed anything deserving of death, I do not object to dying; but if there is nothing in these things of which these men accuse me, no one can deliver me to them. I appeal to Caesar."
    Acts 25:21
    "But when Paul appealed to be reserved for the decision of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I could send him to Caesar."
    Acts 25:25
    But when I found that he had committed nothing deserving of death, and that he himself had appealed to Augustus, I decided to send him.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 26:6
    And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers.
    Acts 26:7
    To this promise our twelve tribes, earnestly serving God night and day, hope to attain. For this hope's sake, King Agrippa, I am accused by the Jews.
  6. Cross References
    Acts 26:29
    And Paul said, "I would to God that not only yo...
    Ephesians 3:1
    For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ...
    Ephesians 4:1
    I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech...
    Ephesians 6:20
    For which I am an ambassador in chains; that in...
    2 Timothy 1:8
    Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of...
    2 Timothy 1:16
    The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesip...
  7. Cross References
    Luke 2:34
    Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His ...
    Acts 24:5
    For we have found this man a plague, a creator ...
    Acts 24:14
    But this I confess to you, that according to th...
    1 Peter 2:12
    Having your conduct honorable among the Gentile...
    1 Peter 3:16
    Having a good conscience, that when they defame...
    1 Peter 4:14
    If you are reproached for the name of Christ, b...
    1 Peter 4:16
    Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him n...
  8. Cross References
    Luke 24:27
    And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
    Acts 17:3
    Explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ.
    Acts 19:8
    And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God.
  9. Cross References
    Acts 26:6
    And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers.
    Acts 26:22
    Therefore, having obtained help from God, to this day I stand, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other things than those which the prophets and Moses said would come -
  10. Cross References
    Acts 14:4
    But the multitude of the city was divided: part sided with the Jews, and part with the apostles.
    Acts 19:9
    But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 6:9
    And He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep o...
    Isaiah 6:10
    "Make the heart of this people dull, And their ...
    Jeremiah 5:21
    Hear this now, O foolish people, Without unders...
    Ezekiel 12:2
    Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebelli...
    Matthew 13:14
    And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled...
    Matthew 13:15
    For the hearts of this people have grown dull. ...
    Mark 4:12
    "so that 'Seeing they may see and not perceive,...
    Luke 8:10
    And He said, "To you it has been given to know ...
    John 12:40
    "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their h...
    John 12:41
    These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory ...
    Romans 11:8
    Just as it is written: "God has given them a sp...
  12. Cross References
    Isaiah 42:1
    Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One ...
    Isaiah 42:6
    I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, ...
    Isaiah 49:6
    Indeed He says, 'It is too small a thing that Y...
    Matthew 21:41
    They said to Him, "He will destroy those wicked...
    Luke 2:32
    A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, An...
    Romans 11:11
    I say then, have they stumbled that they should...
  13. Cross References
    Acts 4:31
    And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
    Ephesians 6:19
    And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel.
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