Acts 28:30
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New International Version
For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.

New Living Translation
For the next two years, Paul lived in Rome at his own expense. He welcomed all who visited him,

English Standard Version
He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him,

New American Standard Bible
And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him,

King James Bible
And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he stayed two whole years in his own rented house. And he welcomed all who visited him,

International Standard Version
For two whole years Paul lived in his own rented place and welcomed everyone who came to him.

NET Bible
Paul lived there two whole years in his own rented quarters and welcomed all who came to him,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Paulus himself lived in his own hired house and was in it for two years; and he was receiving there all of those who were coming to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Paul rented a place to live for two full years and welcomed everyone who came to him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house and received all that came in unto him,

King James 2000 Bible
And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,

American King James Version
And Paul dwelled two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in to him,

American Standard Version
And he abode two whole years in his own hired dwelling, and received all that went in unto him,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he remained two whole years in his own hired lodging; and he received all that came in to him,

Darby Bible Translation
And he remained two whole years in his own hired lodging, and received all who came to him,

English Revised Version
And he abode two whole years in his own hired dwelling, and received all that went in unto him,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in to him,

Weymouth New Testament
After this Paul lived for fully two years in a hired house of his own, receiving all who came to see him.

World English Bible
Paul stayed two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who were coming to him,

Young's Literal Translation
and Paul remained an entire two years in his own hired house, and was receiving all those coming in unto him,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

28:23-31 Paul persuaded the Jews concerning Jesus. Some were wrought upon by the word, and others hardened; some received the light, and others shut their eyes against it. And the same has always been the effect of the gospel. Paul parted with them, observing that the Holy Ghost had well described their state. Let all that hear the gospel, and do not heed it, tremble at their doom; for who shall heal them, if God does not? The Jews had afterwards much reasoning among themselves. Many have great reasoning, who do not reason aright. They find fault with one another's opinions, yet will not yield to truth. Nor will men's reasoning among themselves convince them, without the grace of God to open their understandings. While we mourn on account of such despisers, we should rejoice that the salvation of God is sent to others, who will receive it; and if we are of that number, we should be thankful to Him who hath made us to differ. The apostle kept to his principle, to know and preach nothing but Christ and him crucified. Christians, when tempted from their main business, should bring themselves back with this question, What does this concern the Lord Jesus? What tendency has it to bring us to him, and to keep us walking in him? The apostle preached not himself, but Christ, and he was not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. Though Paul was placed in a very narrow opportunity for being useful, he was not disturbed in it. Though it was not a wide door that was opened to him, yet no man was suffered to shut it; and to many it was an effectual door, so that there were saints even in Nero's household, Php 4:22. We learn also from Php 1:13, how God overruled Paul's imprisonment for the furtherance of the gospel. And not the residents at Rome only, but all the church of Christ, to the present day, and in the most remote corner of the globe, have abundant reason to bless God, that during the most mature period of his Christian life and experience, he was detained a prisoner. It was from his prison, probably chained hand to hand to the soldier who kept him, that the apostle wrote the epistles to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Hebrews; epistles showing, perhaps more than any others, the Christian love with which his heart overflowed, and the Christian experience with which his soul was filled. The believer of the present time may have less of triumph, and less of heavenly joy, than the apostle, but every follower of the same Saviour, is equally sure of safety and peace at the last. Let us seek to live more and more in the love of the Saviour; to labour to glorify Him by every action of our lives; and we shall assuredly, by his strength, be among the number of those who now overcome our enemies; and by his free grace and mercy, be hereafter among the blessed company who shall sit with Him upon his throne, even as He also has overcome, and is sitting on his Father's throne, at God's right hand for evermore.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 30. - He abode for Paul dwelt, A.V. and T.R.; dwelling for house, A.V.; went for came. A.V. Two whole years. Διετία occurs also in Acts 24:27, and διετής in Matthew 2:16; τριετία in Acts 20:31. These forms are frequent in the LXX. His own hired dwelling; ἰδίῳ μισθώματι, only here. The word properly means "hire," the price paid for the use of anything, and then by metonymy "the thing which is hired." It occurs frequently in the LXX. in the sense of" hire" or" wages;" e.g. ties. 2:12; Deuteronomy 23:18, etc. This may be the ξενία spoken of in ver. 23, or he may have removed from thence into stone house more commodious for gathering Jews and Christians around him.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house,.... In a house which he hired with his own money; in which his friends Luke, Aristarchus, and others, dwelt with him; where he was guarded by a soldier: whether at the expiration of these two years he was set at liberty, and for ten years afterwards travelled into Italy, France, and Spain, preaching the Gospel, as some think; or whether he then suffered martyrdom, is not certain; the latter is most probable:

and received all that came in unto him; there, as the Syriac version reads, that is, into his lodging, as the Ethiopic version expresses it; which is not to be understood of his hospitality, for it cannot be thought that he should provide food and lodging for all that came unto him; but that be admitted all that would to come and hear him, and freely preached the Gospel to them: it should seem by this, as well as by what is said Acts 28:23; that many of the Jews came into his lodging, and heard him expound, that it was a large house he had hired and dwelt in; and such an one Jerom (y) thinks it was, like that he supposes he would have Philemon provide for him, which he desires in his epistle to him, ; namely, a house in the most noted place in the city, for the conveniency of those that came to him; large enough to hold many; free from noise and disturbance; and not situated in a scandalous neighbourhood, nor near to shows and plays; and that the lodging should rather be on the floor than in an upper room: and such a house, with all the conditions that Jerom mentions, the Papists pretend to show at Rome to this day; where, as their tradition is, Luke composed, or however finished this his history; which, as the above writer observes (z), reaches to the two years of Paul's stay at Rome; that is, until the fourth year of Nero; from whence, adds he, we learn that in the same city this book was composed: and it is certain, that Luke was with him, when the apostle wrote his second epistle to Timothy from Rome, and when the time of his martyrdom seemed to himself to be at hand, 2 Timothy 4:7.

(y) Comment in Philemon v. 22. Tom. 9. fol. 116. I.((z) Catalog. Script. Eccl. sect. 17. fol. 91. C.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

30. in his own hired house—(See on [2149]Ac 28:23), yet still in custody, for he only "received all that came to him"; and it is not said that he went to the synagogue or anywhere else.

Acts 28:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul Preaches at Rome
29When he had spoken these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves. 30And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him, 31preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.
Cross References
Jeremiah 38:13
and they pulled him up with the ropes and lifted him out of the cistern. And Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.

Acts 28:29
And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

Acts 28:31
He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ--with all boldness and without hindrance!

Philippians 1:13
As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.
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