Acts 28:5
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New International Version
But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.

New Living Translation
But Paul shook off the snake into the fire and was unharmed.

English Standard Version
He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.

New American Standard Bible
However he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm.

King James Bible
And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm.

International Standard Version
But he shook the snake into the fire and wasn't harmed.

NET Bible
However, Paul shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Paulus shook his hand and threw the viper into the fire, and nothing bad happened to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Paul shook the snake into the fire and wasn't harmed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he shook off the beast into the fire and felt no harm.

King James 2000 Bible
And he shook off the creature into the fire, and felt no harm.

American King James Version
And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

American Standard Version
Howbeit he shook off the creature into the fire, and took no harm.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he indeed shaking off the beast into the fire, suffered no harm.

Darby Bible Translation
*He* however, having shaken off the beast into the fire, felt no harm.

English Revised Version
Howbeit he shook off the beast into the fire, and took no harm.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he shook off the animal into the fire, and felt no harm.

Weymouth New Testament
He, however, shook the reptile off into the fire and was unhurt.

World English Bible
However he shook off the creature into the fire, and wasn't harmed.

Young's Literal Translation
he then, indeed, having shaken off the beast into the fire, suffered no evil,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Howbeit for and, A.V.; look for felt, A.V.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he shook off the beast into the fire,.... Having held it a while, and as being master of it, and as not being afraid of it, though it was the ready way to provoke it to fasten on him again:

and felt no harm; it having not bit him, nor infected him with its poison; and hereby was fulfilled what our Lord promised to his disciples, Mark 16:18;

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. shook off the beast and felt no harm—See Mr 16:18.

Acts 28:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul at Malta
4When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they began saying to one another, "Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, and though he has been saved from the sea, justice has not allowed him to live." 5However he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm. 6But they were expecting that he was about to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had waited a long time and had seen nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and began to say that he was a god.…
Cross References
Mark 16:18
they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

Acts 28:6
The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead; but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.
Treasury of Scripture

And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

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Numbers 21:6-9 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the …

Psalm 91:13 You shall tread on the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon …

Mark 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, …

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and …

John 3:14,15 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must …

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. …

Revelation 9:3,4 And there came out of the smoke locusts on the earth: and to them …

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