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Acts 28

Introduction

Overview

Acts 28:1, Paul, after his shipwreck, is kindly entertained of the barbarians; Acts 28:5, The viper on his hand hurts him not; Acts 28:8, He heals many diseases in the island; Acts 28:11, They depart towards Rome; Acts 28:17, He declares to the Jews the cause of his coming; Acts 28:24, After his preaching some were persuaded, and some believed not; Acts 28:30, Yet he preaches there two years.

Verse 1

the island: Acts 27:26, Acts 27:44

Reciprocal: Philippians 1:12 - that

Verse 2

barbarous: Acts 28:4, Romans 1:14, 1 Corinthians 14:11, Colossians 3:11

showed: Acts 27:3, Leviticus 19:18, Leviticus 19:34, Proverbs 24:11, Proverbs 24:12, Matthew 10:42, Luke 10:30-Haggai :, Romans 2:14, Romans 2:15, Romans 2:27, Hebrews 13:2

because: Ezra 10:9, John 18:18, 2 Corinthians 11:27

Reciprocal: Acts 27:2 - with us Acts 28:7 - who Ephesians 4:32 - kind

Verse 3

came: Job 20:16, Isaiah 30:6, Isaiah 41:24, Isaiah 59:5, Matthew 3:7, Matthew 12:34, Matthew 23:33

fastened: Acts 28:4, Amos 5:19, 2 Corinthians 6:9, 2 Corinthians 11:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:15 - enmity Exodus 4:4 - put forth Psalms 91:13 - adder Mark 16:18 - shall take

Verse 4

barbarians: Acts 28:2

beast: Acts 28:5, Genesis 3:1, Isaiah 13:21, Isaiah 13:22, Isaiah 43:20, Zephaniah 2:15

No doubt: Luke 13:2, Luke 13:4, John 7:24, John 9:1, John 9:2

a murderer: Genesis 4:8-1 Kings :, Genesis 9:5, Genesis 9:6, Genesis 42:21, Genesis 42:22, Numbers 35:31-Nahum :, Proverbs 28:17, Isaiah 26:21, Matthew 23:35, Matthew 27:25, Revelation 21:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:45 - why Genesis 31:55 - returned Exodus 20:13 - General Deuteronomy 21:1 - General Judges 9:56 - God rendered 1 Samuel 17:35 - smote him 2 Samuel 3:29 - rest 2 Samuel 3:30 - slew Abner 2 Samuel 16:8 - returned 1 Kings 2:31 - that thou Job 1:19 - it fell Job 4:7 - who ever Proverbs 13:21 - pursueth Jeremiah 41:15 - escaped Amos 5:19 - As if Jonah 1:14 - let John 9:3 - Neither Acts 28:3 - fastened Romans 1:14 - Greeks 1 Corinthians 14:11 - I shall 2 Corinthians 6:8 - honour Colossians 3:11 - Barbarian

Verse 5

felt: Numbers 21:6-1 Samuel :, Psalms 91:13, Mark 16:18, Luke 10:19, John 3:14, John 3:15, Romans 16:20, Revelation 9:3, Revelation 9:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:55 - returned 2 Samuel 16:8 - returned 2 Kings 4:41 - there Psalms 104:25 - beasts Daniel 3:25 - they have no hurt Acts 28:4 - beast

Verse 6

said: Acts 12:22, Acts 14:11-1 Chronicles :, Matthew 21:9, Matthew 27:22

Reciprocal: Daniel 2:46 - fell

Verse 7

the chief: Acts 13:7, Acts 18:12, Acts 23:24

who: Acts 28:2, Matthew 10:40, Matthew 10:41, Luke 19:6-1 Samuel :

Reciprocal: Luke 10:9 - heal Acts 13:12 - the deputy 1 Peter 3:8 - courteous

Verse 8

the father: Mark 1:30, Mark 1:31

prayed: Acts 9:40, 1 Kings 17:20-Song of Solomon :, James 5:14-Nehemiah :

laid: Acts 9:17, Acts 9:18, Acts 19:11, Acts 19:12, Matthew 9:18, Mark 6:5, Mark 7:32, Mark 16:18, Luke 4:40, Luke 13:13

and healed: Matthew 10:1, Matthew 10:8, Luke 9:1-Leviticus :, Luke 10:8, Luke 10:9, 1 Corinthians 12:9, 1 Corinthians 12:28

Reciprocal: Esther 6:3 - What honour Matthew 21:41 - and will let out Matthew 25:36 - was sick Mark 5:23 - lay thy hands

Verse 9

others: Acts 5:12, Acts 5:15, Matthew 4:24, Mark 6:54-Titus :

Reciprocal: Matthew 25:36 - was sick Mark 16:18 - they shall lay

Verse 10

honoured: Matthew 15:5, Matthew 15:6, 1 Thessalonians 2:6, 1 Timothy 5:3, 1 Timothy 5:4, 1 Timothy 5:17, 1 Timothy 5:18

laded: 2 Kings 8:9, Ezra 7:27, Matthew 6:31-Nahum :, Matthew 10:8-2 Samuel :, 2 Corinthians 8:2-Joshua :, 2 Corinthians 9:5-1 Kings :, Philippians 4:11, Philippians 4:12, Philippians 4:19

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 40:5 - gave him Acts 27:2 - with us 2 Corinthians 11:26 - in perils by mine Philippians 2:29 - hold such in reputation Titus 3:13 - on

Verse 11

Cir, am 4067, ad 63

a ship: Acts 6:9, Acts 27:6

whose: Isaiah 45:20, Jonah 1:5, Jonah 1:16, 1 Corinthians 8:4

Reciprocal: Acts 21:8 - we that 1 Corinthians 16:6 - winter 2 Corinthians 11:26 - in perils by mine

Verse 12

Syracuse: Syracuse was the capital of Sicily, situated on the eastern side of the island, 72 miles s by e of Messina, and about 112 of Palermo. In its ancient state of splendour it was 22+ in extent, according to Strabo; and such was its opulence, that when the Romans took it, they found more riches than they did at Carthage. Acts 28:12

Reciprocal: Acts 21:7 - abode Acts 27:2 - with us

Verse 13

Rhegium: Rhegium, now Reggio, was a maritime city and promontory in Italy, opposite Messina.

the south: Acts 27:13

Puteoli: Puteoli, now Puzzuoli, is an ancient sea-port of Campania, in the kingdom of Naples, about eight miles sw of that city, standing upon a hill in a creek opposite to Baiae.

Reciprocal: Job 9:9 - General

Verse 14

we found: Acts 9:42, Acts 9:43, Acts 19:1, Acts 21:4, Acts 21:7, Acts 21:8, Psalms 119:63, Matthew 10:11

and were: Acts 20:6, Genesis 7:4, Genesis 8:10-2 Kings :

Verse 15

when: Acts 10:25, Acts 21:5, Exodus 4:14, John 12:13, Romans 15:24, Galatians 4:14, Hebrews 13:3, 3 John 1:6-Ruth :

Appii forum: Appii Forum, now Borgo Longo, was an ancient city of the Volsci, fifty miles s of Rome.

The three taverns: The Three Taverns was a place in the Appian Way, thirty miles from Rome.

he thanked: Joshua 1:6, Joshua 1:7, Joshua 1:9, 1 Samuel 30:6, Psalms 27:14, 1 Corinthians 12:21, 1 Corinthians 12:22, 2 Corinthians 2:14, 2 Corinthians 7:5-Judges :, 1 Thessalonians 3:7

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:7 - went Numbers 22:36 - went 2 Chronicles 15:8 - took courage Proverbs 27:9 - so John 11:20 - as soon Acts 2:10 - strangers Acts 15:3 - brought Romans 6:17 - But Romans 15:32 - I may

Verse 16

Rome: Rome, the capital of Italy, and once of the whole world, is situated on the banks of the Tiber, about sixteen miles from the sea; 410 miles sse of Vienna, 600 se of Paris, 730 e by n of Madrid, 760 w of Constantinople, and 780 se of London. Acts 2:10, Acts 18:2, Acts 19:21, Acts 23:11, Romans 1:7-Ezra :, Romans 15:22-Joel :, Revelation 17:9, Revelation 17:18

the centurion: Acts 27:3, Acts 27:31, Acts 27:43

captain: Genesis 37:36, 2 Kings 25:8, Jeremiah 40:2

but: Acts 28:30, Acts 28:31, Acts 24:23, Acts 27:3, Genesis 39:21-Isaiah :

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 23:17 - I shall be Jeremiah 37:21 - Thus Jeremiah 38:13 - Jeremiah Acts 21:8 - we that Acts 23:33 - presented Acts 25:12 - unto Caesar shalt Acts 27:1 - a centurion Acts 27:2 - with us Acts 28:20 - this chain Romans 15:32 - I may 2 Corinthians 6:5 - imprisonments 2 Corinthians 11:23 - in prisons 2 Timothy 4:2 - in

Verse 17

though: Acts 23:1-1 Kings :, Acts 24:10-Nehemiah :, Acts 25:8, Acts 25:10, Genesis 40:15

was: Acts 21:33-Matthew :, Acts 23:33

Reciprocal: Matthew 13:54 - he taught Matthew 22:4 - other Acts 1:16 - Men Acts 9:2 - the synagogues Acts 9:15 - the children Acts 21:11 - and shall Acts 21:21 - that thou Acts 22:1 - brethren Acts 23:18 - Paul Acts 24:12 - General Acts 26:3 - because Acts 28:20 - this cause Romans 2:9 - of the Jew 2 Corinthians 6:5 - imprisonments Ephesians 3:1 - the Philippians 1:13 - General

Verse 18

Acts 22:24, Acts 22:25, Acts 22:30, Acts 24:10, Acts 24:22, Acts 25:7, Acts 25:8, Acts 26:31

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 37:20 - lest Acts 25:10 - as thou Acts 26:32 - appealed

Verse 19

I was: Acts 25:10-2 Kings :, Acts 25:21, Acts 25:25, Acts 26:32

not: Romans 12:19-Ecclesiastes :, 1 Peter 2:22, 1 Peter 2:23

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 37:20 - lest Acts 25:11 - I appeal

Verse 20

this cause: Acts 28:17, Acts 10:29, Acts 10:33

for the: Acts 23:6, Acts 24:15, Acts 26:6, Acts 26:7

this chain: That is, the chain with which he was bound to the "soldier that kept him" (Acts 28:16); a mode of custody which Dr. Lardner has shown was in use among the Romans. It is in exact conformity, therefore, with the truth of St. Paul's situation at this time, that he declares himself to be "an ambassador in a chain," ום [Strong's G1722], בכץףוי [Strong's G254], (Ephesians 6:20); and the exactness is the more remarkable, as בכץףיע [Strong's G254], a chain is no where used in the singular number to express any other kind of custody. Acts 26:29, Ephesians 3:1, Ephesians 4:1, Ephesians 6:20, Philippians 1:13, Colossians 4:18, 2 Timothy 1:10, 2 Timothy 2:9, Philemon 1:10, Philemon 1:13

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 14:8 - the hope Jeremiah 17:13 - the hope Jeremiah 40:1 - bound Matthew 27:2 - bound Acts 12:6 - bound Acts 21:11 - So shall Acts 21:33 - be Acts 24:21 - Touching Ephesians 2:12 - having 2 Timothy 1:16 - my Hebrews 10:34 - in my

Verse 21

We: Exodus 11:7, Isaiah 41:11, Isaiah 50:8, Isaiah 54:17

Reciprocal: Acts 25:8 - Neither

Verse 22

for: Acts 16:20, Acts 16:21, Acts 17:6, Acts 17:7, Acts 24:5, Acts 24:6, Acts 24:14, Luke 2:34, 1 Peter 2:12, 1 Peter 3:16, 1 Peter 4:14-Nehemiah :

sect: Acts 5:17, Acts 15:5, Acts 26:5, 1 Corinthians 11:19, *marg.

Reciprocal: Esther 3:8 - their laws Isaiah 42:20 - opening Jeremiah 15:10 - a man Jeremiah 38:4 - thus Daniel 3:8 - and accused Matthew 22:17 - What Matthew 24:9 - shall they Acts 9:2 - of this way Acts 10:37 - ye know Acts 19:9 - but spake Acts 26:30 - the king 2 Corinthians 6:8 - evil

Verse 23

there came: Philemon 1:2

he expounded: Acts 17:2, Acts 17:3, Acts 18:4, Acts 18:28, Acts 19:8, Acts 26:22, Acts 26:23

both: Acts 26:6, Acts 26:22, Luke 24:26, Luke 24:27, Luke 24:44

from: Acts 20:9-1 Kings :, John 4:34

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:14 - very 2 Chronicles 17:9 - the book Nehemiah 8:3 - morning Nehemiah 8:8 - and gave the sense Psalms 119:139 - because Ezekiel 33:9 - if thou Matthew 13:19 - the word Matthew 26:24 - Son of man goeth Mark 1:14 - preaching Mark 12:9 - and will Luke 11:20 - the kingdom Luke 16:31 - be persuaded Luke 24:32 - opened John 1:17 - the law John 3:11 - ye Acts 2:40 - with Acts 3:18 - those Acts 3:26 - first Acts 8:25 - when they had Acts 8:35 - began Acts 9:22 - proving Acts 13:27 - they have Acts 13:43 - persuaded Acts 13:48 - ordained Acts 18:26 - expounded Acts 20:7 - and continued Acts 20:21 - Testifying Acts 23:11 - for Acts 24:14 - believing Acts 28:31 - Preaching Romans 3:21 - and the Romans 10:18 - Have they 1 Corinthians 1:6 - the 2 Corinthians 5:11 - we persuade Philemon 1:22 - prepare Hebrews 1:1 - at Hebrews 3:5 - for 1 Peter 1:10 - which 2 Peter 3:2 - ye may

Verse 24

Acts 13:48-Philippians :, Acts 14:4, Acts 17:4, Acts 17:5, Acts 18:6-Ruth :, Acts 19:8, Acts 19:9, Romans 3:3, Romans 11:4-Joshua :

Reciprocal: Luke 12:52 - General Acts 4:4 - many Romans 10:16 - But they Romans 11:11 - but rather 2 Thessalonians 3:2 - for

Verse 25

agreed: Acts 28:29

well: Matthew 15:7, Mark 7:6, 2 Peter 1:21

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 25:20 - it came of God Nehemiah 9:30 - by thy spirit Proverbs 23:9 - Speak Isaiah 6:8 - I heard Matthew 10:6 - go Matthew 10:20 - but Matthew 11:21 - for Matthew 13:14 - the prophecy Mark 4:12 - That seeing Mark 12:36 - by Luke 1:70 - spake Luke 10:13 - for Luke 14:18 - all Luke 19:42 - but John 14:26 - Holy Ghost John 15:21 - because Acts 1:16 - which the Acts 8:28 - Esaias Acts 21:11 - Thus 1 Timothy 4:1 - the Spirit 2 Timothy 3:16 - All Hebrews 3:7 - as Hebrews 4:7 - saying Hebrews 9:8 - Holy Ghost Hebrews 10:15 - General

Verse 26

Go: Isaiah 6:9, Isaiah 6:10, Ezekiel 12:2, Matthew 13:14, Matthew 13:15, Mark 4:12, Luke 8:10, John 12:38-Matthew :, Romans 11:8-2 Samuel :

Hearing: Deuteronomy 29:4, Psalms 81:11, Psalms 81:12, Isaiah 29:10, Isaiah 29:14, Isaiah 42:19, Isaiah 42:20, Isaiah 66:4, Jeremiah 5:21, Ezekiel 3:6, Ezekiel 3:7, Ezekiel 12:2, Mark 8:17, Mark 8:18, Luke 24:25, Luke 24:45, 2 Corinthians 4:4-Joshua :

Reciprocal: Exodus 8:32 - General Psalms 69:23 - Their eyes Proverbs 17:16 - seeing Isaiah 19:22 - they shall Zechariah 11:9 - I will John 12:40 - hath Romans 9:18 - will he 2 Corinthians 3:14 - their

Verse 27

Reciprocal: Exodus 8:32 - General Leviticus 7:23 - fat Deuteronomy 29:4 - General Deuteronomy 32:15 - waxen fat Psalms 17:10 - They are Psalms 69:23 - Their eyes Psalms 119:70 - heart is as fat Proverbs 17:16 - seeing Isaiah 6:9 - Hear ye Isaiah 6:10 - lest Isaiah 19:22 - they shall Isaiah 26:11 - will Isaiah 29:10 - the Lord Isaiah 29:14 - for the wisdom Jeremiah 36:3 - that I Ezekiel 12:2 - which Zechariah 7:12 - lest Matthew 18:3 - Except Mark 8:18 - see Luke 8:10 - that seeing Acts 3:19 - be 2 Corinthians 3:14 - their Hebrews 5:11 - dull

Verse 28

it known: Acts 2:14, Acts 4:10, Acts 13:38, Ezekiel 36:32

the salvation: Psalms 98:2, Psalms 98:3, Isaiah 49:6, Isaiah 52:10, Lamentations 3:26, Luke 2:30-Jonah :, Luke 3:6

sent: Acts 11:18, Acts 13:46, Acts 13:47, Acts 14:27, Acts 15:14, Acts 15:17, Acts 18:6, Acts 22:21, Acts 26:17, Acts 26:18, Matthew 21:41-John :, Romans 3:29, Romans 3:30, Romans 4:11, Romans 11:11, Romans 15:8-Nehemiah :

Reciprocal: Judges 6:39 - dry Isaiah 11:10 - to it shall Isaiah 42:1 - he shall Zechariah 2:11 - many Matthew 28:19 - ye therefore Luke 2:32 - light Luke 10:9 - The kingdom Luke 13:29 - General Luke 14:23 - Go Luke 24:47 - among John 4:30 - General Acts 8:25 - when they had Acts 10:33 - are we Acts 13:26 - to you Acts 13:42 - the Gentiles Romans 2:9 - of the Jew Galatians 2:7 - the gospel of the uncircumcision Philippians 1:28 - and that Hebrews 4:6 - some

Verse 29

great reasoning: Acts 28:25, Matthew 10:34-Zephaniah :, Luke 12:51, John 7:40-2 Thessalonians :

Verse 30

Paul: St. Paul, after his release, is supposed to have visited Judea, in the way to which he left Titus at Crete - Titus 1:5, and then returned through Syria, Cilicia, Asia Minor, and Greece, to Rome; where, according to primitive tradition, he was beheaded by order of Nero, ad 66, at Aquae Saiviae, three miles from Rome, and interred in the Via Ostensis, two miles from the city, where Constantine erected a church.

dwelt: Acts 28:16

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 37:21 - Thus Jeremiah 38:13 - Jeremiah John 1:39 - abode Acts 19:21 - I must Acts 23:11 - must Acts 24:27 - two Romans 15:32 - I may 2 Corinthians 6:5 - imprisonments 2 Corinthians 11:23 - in prisons 2 Timothy 1:17 - General 2 Timothy 4:2 - in

Verse 31

Cir, am 4069, ad 65

Preaching: Acts 28:23, Acts 8:12, Acts 20:25, Matthew 4:23, Mark 1:14, Luke 8:1

and teaching: Acts 5:42, Acts 23:11

with: Acts 4:29, Acts 4:31, Ephesians 6:19, Ephesians 6:20, Philippians 1:14, Colossians 4:3, Colossians 4:4, 2 Timothy 4:17

Reciprocal: Psalms 107:23 - go down Matthew 6:33 - the kingdom Matthew 10:7 - The Mark 16:20 - they went Luke 9:11 - the kingdom Luke 10:9 - The kingdom John 1:39 - abode Acts 1:3 - speaking Acts 8:25 - when they had Acts 15:35 - teaching Acts 19:21 - I must Acts 24:23 - and to Acts 28:16 - but Romans 1:10 - a prosperous Romans 15:32 - I may 2 Timothy 1:17 - General 2 Timothy 2:9 - even 2 Timothy 4:2 - in

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Acts 28". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/acts-28.html.