|English Standard Version (© 2001)|
When Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand.
King James Bible
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.
American Standard Version
But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out by reason of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
Young's Literal Translation
but Paul having gathered together a quantity of sticks, and having laid them upon the fire, a viper -- out of the heat having come -- did fasten on his hand.
Acts 28:3 Additional TranslationsVincent's Word Studies
Of sticks (φρυγάνων)
Only here in New Testament. From φρύγω, to roast or parch. Hence, dry sticks.
Out of (ἐκ)
The best texts read ἀπό, by reason of.
Acts 28:3 Parallel CommentariesBite Brushwood Bundle Driven Fasten Fastened Fire Gathered Hand Heat Itself Laid Paul Pile Quantity Reason Seized Snake Sticks Thrown Together ViperBite Brushwood Bundle Driven Fasten Fastened Fire Gathered Hand Heat Itself Laid Paul Pile Quantity Reason Seized Snake Sticks Thrown Together ViperThe ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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Mark 16:18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."
Acts 28:2 The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold.
Acts 28:4 When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, "No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live."