Acts 28:4
When the islanders saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, "Surely this man is a murderer. Although he was saved from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live."
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Acts 28:2
The islanders showed us extraordinary kindness. They kindled a fire and welcomed all of us because it was raining and cold.


Acts 28:5
But Paul shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.

Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field that the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat of any tree in the garden?'"

Isaiah 13:21, 22
But desert creatures will lie down there, and howling creatures will fill her houses. The owls will dwell there, and wild goats will leap about. . . .

Isaiah 43:20
The animals of the field will honor Me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My chosen people.

Zephaniah 2:15
This carefree city that dwells securely, that thinks to herself: 'I am it, and there is none besides me, ' what a ruin she has become, a resting place for beasts. Everyone who passes by her hisses and shakes his fist.

No doubt.

Luke 13:2, 4
To this He replied, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered this fate? . . .

John 7:24
Stop judging by outward appearances, and start judging justly."

John 9:1, 2
Now as Jesus was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth, . . .

a murderer.

Genesis 4:8-11
Then Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let us go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. . . .

Genesis 9:5, 6
And surely I will require the life of any man or beast by whose hand your lifeblood is shed. I will demand an accounting from anyone who takes the life of his fellow man: . . .

Genesis 42:21, 22
Then they said to one another, "Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw his anguish when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this distress has come upon us." . . .

Numbers 35:31-34
You are not to accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who deserves to die; he must surely be put to death. . . .

Proverbs 28:17
A man burdened by bloodguilt will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.

Isaiah 26:21
For behold, the LORD is coming out of His dwelling to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth will reveal her bloodshed and no longer conceal her slain.

Matthew 23:35
And so upon you will come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.

Matthew 27:25
All the people answered, "His blood be on us and on our children!"

Revelation 21:8
But to the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and sexually immoral and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death."

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they began saying to one another, "Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, and though he has been saved 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the local people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, "This man is probably a murderer, and though he has escaped the sea, Justice does not allow him to live!"

International Standard Version
When the people who lived there saw the snake hanging from his hand, they told one another, "This man must be a murderer! He may have escaped from the sea, but Justice won't let him live."

NET Bible
When the local people saw the creature hanging from Paul's hand, they said to one another, "No doubt this man is a murderer! Although he has escaped from the sea, Justice herself has not allowed him to live!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the Barbarians saw it hanging on his hand, they were saying, “Perhaps this man is a murderer who, while he has escaped from the sea, justice would not let live.”
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