Acts 28:2
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English Standard Version
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.

King James Bible
And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.

American Standard Version
And the barbarians showed us no common kindness; for they kindled a fire, and received us all, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For kindling a fire, they refreshed us all, because of the present rain, and of the cold.

English Revised Version
And the barbarians shewed us no common kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us all, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the barbarous people showed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.

Weymouth New Testament
The strange-speaking natives showed us remarkable kindness, for they lighted a fire and made us all welcome because of the pelting rain and the cold.

Acts 28:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Barbarous people

From the Roman point of view, regarding all as barbarians who spoke neither Greek nor Latin. Not necessarily uncivilized. It is equivalent to foreigners. Compare Romans 1:14; 1 Corinthians 14:11. The inhabitants of Malta were of Carthaginian descent. "Even in the present day the natives of Malta have a peculiar language, termed the Maltese, which has been proved to be essentially an Arabic dialect, with an admixture of Italian" (Gloag).

No little (οὐ τυχοῦσαν)

See on special, Acts 19:11. Rev., much better, "no common kindness."

Kindness (φιλανθρωπίαν)

See on the kindred adverb courteously, Acts 27:3.

Present rain (ὑετὸν τὸν ἐφεστῶτα)

Lit., which was upon us, or had set in. No mention of rain occurs up to this point in the narrative of the shipwreck. The tempest may thus far have been unattended with rain, but it is hardly probable.

Acts 28:2 Parallel Commentaries

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barbarous.

Acts 28:4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom...

Romans 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.

1 Corinthians 14:11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be to him that speaks a barbarian...

Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all...

shewed.

Acts 27:3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul...

Leviticus 19:18,34 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself...

Proverbs 24:11,12 If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn to death, and those that are ready to be slain...

Matthew 10:42 And whoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you...

Luke 10:30-37 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment...

Romans 2:14,15,27 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law...

Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

because.

Ezra 10:9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together to Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month...

John 18:18 And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves...

2 Corinthians 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

Cross References
Acts 28:3
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.

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."

Romans 1:14
I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.

Romans 14:1
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.

Romans 14:3
Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.

1 Corinthians 14:11
but if I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner to the speaker and the speaker a foreigner to me.

Colossians 3:11
Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

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