Acts 28:30
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,

Berean Study Bible
Paul stayed there two full years in his own rented house, welcoming all who came to visit him.

Berean Literal Bible
And he stayed two whole years in his own rented house, and was welcoming all coming unto 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,

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

Contemporary English Version
For two years Paul stayed in a rented house and welcomed everyone who came to see him.

Good News Translation
For two years Paul lived in a place he rented for himself, and there he welcomed all who came to see 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,

New Heart English Bible
Paul stayed two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who were coming 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.

New American Standard 1977
And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters, and was welcoming all 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,
Study Bible
Paul Preaches at Rome
30Paul stayed there two full years in his own rented house, welcoming all who came to visit him. 31Boldly and freely he proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.…
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
Boldly and freely he proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.

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.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Paul.

Acts 1:5
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

dwelt.

Acts 28:16
And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.







Lexicon
[Paul] stayed there
Ἐνέμεινεν (Enemeinen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1696: To remain (abide) in, abide by, maintain, persevere in. From en and meno; to stay in the same place, i.e. persevere.

two full years
διετίαν (dietian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1333: From dietes; a space of two years.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

his own
ἰδίῳ (idiō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

rented house,
μισθώματι (misthōmati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3410: A rented house, hired dwelling. From misthoo; a rented building.

welcoming
ἀπεδέχετο (apedecheto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 588: To receive, welcome, entertain (with hospitality), embrace. From apo and dechomai; to take fully, i.e. Welcome, approve.

all
πάντας (pantas)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

who
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

came
εἰσπορευομένους (eisporeuomenous)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1531: To journey in(to), I go in(to), enter, intervene. From eis and poreuomai; to enter.

to [visit]
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

him.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(30) And Paul dwelt two whole years . . .--On the probable incidents of this period, see Excursus on the Later Years of St. Paul's Life. The word translated "hired house" (the exact equivalent for the Latin meritorium, or conductum) means rather a lodging (as in Acts 28:23) or apartment, and does not imply that he occupied a whole house. The words that follow exactly describe his position. He was a prisoner, and therefore was not allowed to go out to preach in the synagogues, or the "churches" in the houses of this or that disciple, or the open places of the city, but his friends were allowed free access to him, and in this way there was probably a wider and more effectual opening for his personal influence than if he had spoken publicly, and so exposed himself to the risk of an organised antagonism. What seemed at first a hindrance to his work was so ordered, as he afterwards acknowledged, that it fell out "rather unto the furtherance of the gospel" (Philippians 1:12).

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. 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.
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