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Acts 28:17-28 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

17 And after the third day, he called together the worthiest of the Jews [he called together the first of the Jews]. And when they came, he said to them, Brethren, I did nothing against the people either custom of fathers [he said to them, Men brethren, I did nothing against the people or custom of fathers], and I was bound at Jerusalem, and was betaken into the hands of Romans.

18 And when they had asked of me, would have delivered me [Which when they had asked of me, would dismiss me], for that no cause of death was in me.

19 But for the Jews gainsaid, I was constrained to appeal to the emperor; not as having any thing to accuse my people.[a]

20 Therefore for this cause I prayed to see you, and speak to you; for for the hope of Israel I am gird about with this chain.

21 And they said to him, Neither we have received letters of thee from Judaea, neither any of brethren coming showed, either spake any evil thing of thee [or spake any evil thing of thee].

22 But we pray to hear of thee, what things thou feelest; for of this sect it is known to us, that every where men gainsaith it [that every where it is against-said].

23 And when they had ordained a day to him, many men came to him into the inn [Soothly when they had ordained a day to him, more came to him into the hostelry]. To which he expounded [To whom he expounded], witnessing the kingdom of God, and counseled them of Jesus, of the law of Moses, and [of] prophets, from the morrow till to [the] eventide.

24 And some believed to these things that were said of Paul, some believed not.

25 And when they were not consenting together, they departed. And Paul said one word [When they were not consenting together, they departed, Paul saying one word], For the Holy Ghost spake well by Esaias, the prophet, to our fathers,

26 and said [saying], Go thou to this people, and say to them, With ear ye shall hear [With ears ye shall here], and ye shall not understand; and ye seeing shall see, and ye shall not behold.

27 For the heart of this people is greatly fatted [The heart of this people is enfatted], and with ears they heard heavily, and they closed together their eyes, lest peradventure they see with eyes, and with ears hear, and by heart understand, and be converted, and I heal them.

28 Therefore be it known to you, that this health of God is sent to heathen men, and they shall hear.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 28:19 But for Jews against-said, I was constrained to appeal to Caesar; not as having anything to accuse my folk.

Acts 28:17-28 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

17 And it came about after three days that Paul called the chief Jews together. And when they were assembled, he said to them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people or laws of our fathers, yet I was delivered a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans, 18 who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because they found no cause of death in me. 19 But when the Jews cried out against this, I was constrained to appeal to Caesar – not because I had anything to accuse my people of. 20 So I have called for you in order to see you and to speak with you, because it is for the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain.

21 And they said to him, We have not received any letters out of Judea concerning you, nor did any of the brethren who came here report or speak any ill of you. 22 But we will hear from you what you think. For we have heard of this sect, that everywhere it is spoken against.

23 And when they had appointed him a day, many came to him at his lodging. To them he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, and preached to them of Jesus, both out of the law of Moses and also out of the prophets, even from morning to night.

24 And some believed the things that were spoken, and some did not believe. 25 So in disagreement among themselves they departed, after Paul had spoken one word: Well did the Holy Spirit speak by Isaiah the prophet to our fathers, saying, 26 Go to this people and say, With your ears you will hear and will not understand, and with your eyes you will see and not perceive. 27 For the heart of this people has become dull, and their ears are hard of hearing. And their eyes have they closed, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and should be converted; and I would heal them. 28 Let it be known to you, therefore, that this salvation of God is sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear it.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Acts 28:17-28 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

17 [a]And the third day after, Paul calleth the chief of the Jews together, and when they were come, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or Laws of the fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.

18 Who when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.

19 [b]But when the Jews spake contrary, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar, not because I had ought to accuse my nation of.

20 For this cause therefore have I called for you to see you, and to speak with you: for that hope of Israel’s sake, I am bound with this chain.

21 Then they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judea concerning thee, neither came any of the brethren that showed or spake any evil of thee.

22 But we will hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that everywhere it is spoken against.

23 [c]And when they had appointed him a day, there came many unto him into his lodging, to whom he expounded, [d]testifying the kingdom of God, and persuading them those things that concern Jesus, both out of the Law of Moses, and out of the Prophets, from morning to night.

24 [e]And some were [persuaded] with the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

25 Therefore when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, to wit, Well spake the holy Ghost by Isaiah the Prophet unto our fathers,

26 [f]Saying, Go unto this people, and say, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive.

27 For the heart of this people is waxed fat, and their ears are dull of hearing, and with their eyes have they [g]winked, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and should return that I might heal them.

28 [h]Be it known therefore unto you, that this salvation of God is sent to the Gentiles, and they shall hear it.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 28:17 Paul in every place remembereth himself to be an Apostle.
  2. Acts 28:19 We may use the means which God giveth us, but so that we seek the glory of God, and not ourselves.
  3. Acts 28:23 The law and the Gospel agree well together.
  4. Acts 28:23 By good reasons, and proved that the kingdom of God foretold them by the Prophets, was come.
  5. Acts 28:24 The Gospel is a savor of life to them that believe, and a savor of death to them that be disobedient.
  6. Acts 28:26 The unbelievers do willingly resist the truth, and yet not by chance.
  7. Acts 28:27 They made as though they saw not that which they saw against their wills: yea they did see, but they would not see.
  8. Acts 28:28 The unbelief of the reprobate and castaways cannot cause the truth of God to be of none effect.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Acts 28:17-28 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

17 And 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. 18 Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me. 19 But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Cæsar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of. 20 For 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. 21 And 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. 22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

23 And 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. 24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. 25 And 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, 26 saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: 27 for 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. 28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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