Acts 28:1
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New International Version
Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta.

New Living Translation
Once we were safe on shore, we learned that we were on the island of Malta.

English Standard Version
After we were brought safely through, we then learned that the island was called Malta.

Berean Study Bible
Once we were safely ashore, we learned that the island was called Malta.

Berean Literal Bible
And having been saved, we then found out that the island is called Malta.

New American Standard Bible
When they had been brought safely through, then we found out that the island was called Malta.

King James Bible
And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Once ashore, we then learned that the island was called Malta.

International Standard Version
When we were safely on shore, we learned that the island was called Malta.

NET Bible
After we had safely reached shore, we learned that the island was called Malta.

New Heart English Bible
When we had escaped, then we learned that the island was called Malta.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And after this we learned that this island was called Melita.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When we were safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta.

New American Standard 1977
And when they had been brought safely through, then we found out that the island was called Malta.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they were escaped, then we knew that the island was called Melita. {or Malta}

King James 2000 Bible
And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Malta.

American King James Version
And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.

American Standard Version
And when we were escaped, then we knew that the island was called Melita.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND when we had escaped, then we knew that the island was called Melita. But the barbarians shewed us no small courtesy.

Darby Bible Translation
And when we got safe [to land] we then knew that the island was called Melita.

English Revised Version
And when we were escaped, then we knew that the island was called Melita.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they had escaped, then they knew that the isle was called Melita.

Weymouth New Testament
Our lives having been thus preserved, we discovered that the island was called Malta.

World English Bible
When we had escaped, then they learned that the island was called Malta.

Young's Literal Translation
And having been saved, then they knew that the island is called Melita,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
28:1-10 God can make strangers to be friends; friends in distress. Those who are despised for homely manners, are often more friendly than the more polished; and the conduct of heathens, or persons called barbarians, condemns many in civilized nations, professing to be Christians. The people thought that Paul was a murderer, and that the viper was sent by Divine justice, to be the avenger of blood. They knew that there is a God who governs the world, so that things do not come to pass by chance, no, not the smallest event, but all by Divine direction; and that evil pursues sinners; that there are good works which God will reward, and wicked works which he will punish. Also, that murder is a dreadful crime, one which shall not long go unpunished. But they thought all wicked people were punished in this life. Though some are made examples in this world, to prove that there is a God and a Providence, yet many are left unpunished, to prove that there is a judgment to come. They also thought all who were remarkably afflicted in this life were wicked people. Divine revelation sets this matter in a true light. Good men often are greatly afflicted in this life, for the trial and increase of their faith and patience. Observe Paul's deliverance from the danger. And thus in the strength of the grace of Christ, believers shake off the temptations of Satan, with holy resolution. When we despise the censures and reproaches of men, and look upon them with holy contempt, having the testimony of our consciences for us, then, like Paul, we shake off the viper into the fire. It does us no harm, except we are kept by it from our duty. God hereby made Paul remarkable among these people, and so made way for the receiving of the gospel. The Lord raises up friends for his people in every place whither he leads them, and makes them blessings to those in affliction.
Study Bible
Ashore on Malta
1Once we were safely ashore, we learned that the island was called Malta. 2The islanders showed us extraordinary kindness. They kindled a fire and welcomed all of us because it was raining and cold.…
Cross References
Acts 13:6
They traveled through the whole island as far as Paphos, where they found a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus,

Acts 27:1
When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion named Julius, who belonged to the Augustan Regiment.

Acts 27:26
However, we must run aground on some island."

Acts 27:39
When daylight came, they did not recognize the land, but they sighted a bay with a sandy beach, where they decided to run the ship aground if they could.
Treasury of Scripture

And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.

the island.

Acts 27:26,44 However, we must be cast on a certain island…

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