Acts 28:4
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English Standard Version
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.”

King James Bible
And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.

American Standard Version
And when the barbarians saw the venomous creature hanging from his hand, they said one to another, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped from the sea, yet Justice hath not suffered to live.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the barbarians saw the beast hanging on his hand, they said one to another: Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, who though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance doth not suffer him to live.

English Revised Version
And when the barbarians saw the beast hanging from his hand, they said one to another, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped from the sea, yet Justice hath not suffered to live.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the barbarians saw the animal hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.

Weymouth New Testament
When the natives saw the creature hanging to his hand, they said to one another, "Beyond doubt this man is a murderer, for, though saved from the sea, unerring Justice does not permit him to live."

Acts 28:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Justice (Δίκη)

Personified.

Suffereth not (οὐκ εἴασεν)

The aorist tense: did not suffer. His death is regarded as fixed by the divine decree.

Acts 28:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

barbarians.

Acts 28:2 And the barbarous people showed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain...

beast.

Acts 28:5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, Yes, has God said...

Isaiah 13:21,22 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there...

Isaiah 43:20 The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert...

Zephaniah 2:15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelled carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me...

No doubt.

Luke 13:2,4 And Jesus answering said to them, Suppose you that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans...

John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

John 9:1,2 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth...

a murderer.

Genesis 4:8-11 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother...

Genesis 9:5,6 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man...

Genesis 42:21,22 And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he sought us...

Numbers 35:31-34 Moreover you shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death...

Proverbs 28:17 A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

Isaiah 26:21 For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity...

Matthew 23:35 That on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth...

Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

Cross References
Luke 13:2
And he answered them, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way?

Luke 13:4
Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem?

John 9:2
And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"

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 28:3
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.

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