Acts 28:1

“And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when they were escaped, then they knew that the Iland was called Melita.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When they had been brought safely through, then we found out that the island was called Malta.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when we were escaped, then we knew that the island was called Melita.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when we were safe, we made the discovery that the island was named Melita.
- Basic English Bible

And when we got safe [to land] we then knew that the island was called Melita.
- Darby Bible

And when they had escaped, then they knew that the isle was called Melita.
- Webster's Bible

Our lives having been thus preserved, we discovered that the island was called Malta.
- Weymouth Bible

When we had escaped, then they learned that the island was called Malta.
- World English Bible

And whanne we hadden ascapid, thanne we knewen that the ile was clepid Militene. And the hethene men diden to vs not litil curtesie.
- Wycliffe Bible

And having been saved, then they knew that the island is called Melita,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 28:1


28:1 Melita or Malta, is about twelve miles broad, twenty long, and sixty distant from Sicily to the south. It yields abundance of honey, (whence its name was taken,) with much cotton, and is very fruitful, though it has only three feet depth of earth above the solid rock. The Emperor Charles the Fifth gave it, in 1530, to the knights of Rhodes, driven out of Rhodes by the Turks. They are a thousand in number, of whom five hundred always reside on the island.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 28:1


Ac 28:1 Paul at Rome SUMMARY OF ACTS 28: Thrown on the Island of Malta. The Kindness of the People. A Viper Fastens on Paul's Hand, but Hurts Him Not. Paul Heals the Father of Publius. After Three Months Leave in the Castor and Pollux. Land and Meet Brethren at Puteoli. Meet at Apii Forum by Brethren from Rome. Paul Suffered to Dwell by Himself Under Charge of a Soldier. Preaches to the Jews of Rome. Preaches with Full Liberty for Two Years in His Own Hired House. The island was called Melita. They had no idea where they were cast until they were ashore, but were told by the inhabitants. It is conceded by scholars that it is the island so well known in our time as Malta. It is sixty miles from the southern point of Sicily, 200 miles from Africa, and is about sixty miles in circumference.

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