Acts 28:30

“And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Paul dwelt two whole yeeres in his owne hired house, and receiued all that came in vnto him,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he abode two whole years in his own hired dwelling, and received all that went in unto him,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And for the space of two years, Paul was living in the house of which he had the use, and had talk with all those who went in to see him,
- Basic English Bible

And he remained two whole years in his own hired lodging, and received all who came to him,
- Darby Bible

And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in to him,
- Webster's Bible

After this Paul lived for fully two years in a hired house of his own, receiving all who came to see him.
- Weymouth Bible

Paul stayed two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who were coming to him,
- World English Bible

And he dwellide ful twei yeer in his hirid place; and he resseyuede alle that entryden to hym,
- Wycliffe Bible

and Paul remained an entire two years in his own hired [house], and was receiving all those coming in unto him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 28:30


28:30 And Paul continued two whole years - After which this book was written, long before St. Paul's death, and was undoubtedly published with his approbation by St. Luke, who continued with him to the last, #2Tim 4:11|. And received all that came to him - Whether they were Jews or Gentiles. These two years completed twenty - five years after our Saviour's passion. Such progress had the Gospel made by that time, in the parts of the world which lay west of Jerusalem, by the ministry of St. Paul among the Gentiles. How far eastward the other apostles had carried it in the same time, history does not inform us.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 28:30


Ac 28:30 Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house. His expense was met during this period by the church in Rome and elsewhere. See Php 4:18, where the Philippian contributions are acknowledged. Here he was permitted to see and preach freely to all who came unto him. Here he wrote four of his epistles; the letters to the Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, and the short letter to Philemon. Here, from notices in these epistles, we know that Luke (Col 4:14), Timothy (Phm 1:1), Epaphroditus (Php 2:25 4:18,23), Mark (Ac 1:24), Aristarchus (Col 4:10 Phm 1:24), Demas (Col 4:14 Phm 1:24), and Tychius (Col 4:7,18) were with him at least part of the time. Nor is there doubt but these two years produced great results in Rome. It was at a later period, when Nero fell under the influence of the cruel Tigellinus, that he became a persecutor, and Paul had at this time full liberty. A few years after, at the time of the Neronian persecutor, the church embraced vast numbers in the city of Rome. The Roman historian, Tacitus says: "An immense multitude" were converted and put to death.

Discussion for Acts 28

  • Steve morrow
    acts 28:28 be it known therefore unto you that the salvation of GOD is sent unto the gentiles and that they will hear it TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT---BRINGETH SALVATION---HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN 2:12 ---TEACHING US--- THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY---IN THIS PRESENT WORLD---
  • Dewey J
    To all Acts has no ending because the apostles and saints continued to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Many going in different directions. Lastly we find St. John 90 plus years old banished on the island of Patmos writing the revelation of Jesus Christ. Glory be to God in the highest!
  • Alfred
    To Irene: I think its because the book of Acts, is not a gospel. It is more of a record of th first church. The gospels were written, for people to come to faith.
  • Irene123
    I've seen several on here that I know are aware of the end of Acts - it has no 'closing', no 'amen', no 'bless you all in Jesus name', nothing like that; it just - stops. Does anyone know why this is?
  • Irene123
    To Jessica on v. 3 - It was just an ordinary snake, albeit very poisonous, that God used to get the attention of the island people so Paul could witness to them of His God, about His healing of bodies and souls. Acts 2:38
  • Dewey J
    Hello Donna, in 2 Timothy 4:6,7,8 Paul said, "I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. v7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. V8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness NIV.... Paul was executed shortly after this epistle by the Roman Government by head decapitation. Glory be to GOD!

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