Acts 28:7
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English Standard Version
Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us and entertained us hospitably for three days.

King James Bible
In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously.

American Standard Version
Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us, and entertained us three days courteously.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now in these places were possessions of the chief man of the island, named Publius, who receiving us, for three days entertained us courteously.

English Revised Version
Now in the neighbourhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius; who received us, and entertained us three days courteously.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the isle, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously.

Weymouth New Testament
Now in the same part of the island there were estates belonging to the Governor, whose name was Publius. He welcomed us to his house, and for three days generously made us his guests.

Acts 28:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The chief man (τῷ πρώτῳ)

Official title, without reference to his rank and possessions. Though not occurring as the official designation of the governor of Malta in any ancient author, it has been found in two inscriptions discovered in the island.

Acts 28:7 Parallel Commentaries

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the chief.

Acts 13:7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul...

Acts 18:12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul...

Acts 23:24 And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe to Felix the governor.

who.

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...

Matthew 10:40,41 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me...

Luke 19:6-9 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully...

Cross References
Acts 28:6
They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.

Acts 28:8
It happened that the father of Publius lay sick with fever and dysentery. And Paul visited him and prayed, and putting his hands on him, healed him.

1 Timothy 5:10
and having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.

Hebrews 13:2
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

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