kjv@Acts:28:1@ And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.
kjv@Acts:28:2@ And 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.
kjv@Acts:28:3@ And 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.
kjv@Acts:28:4@ And 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.
kjv@Acts:28:5@ And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
kjv@Acts:28:6@ Howbeit 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.
kjv@Acts:28:7@ In 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.
kjv@Acts:28:8@ And 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.
kjv@Acts:28:9@ So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed:
kjv@Acts:28:10@ Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.
kjv@Acts:28:11@ And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.