Acts 28:23-31

A. And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets,

B. from morning till evening.

C. And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word,

D. Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias (Salvation of Yah) the prophet unto our fathers, Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:

E. For the heart of this people is waxed gross,

F. and their ears are dull of hearing,

G. and their eyes have they closed;

G’. lest they should see with their eyes,

F’. and hear with their ears,

E’. and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

D’. Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

C’. And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

B’. And Paul dwelt two whole years

A’. in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

One thought on “Acts 28:23-31”

  1. I noticed some of these links but this has filled it out. Thanks.

    Following on from the chiasms spanning the division between books and the adding to the case for an inspired canon, there seems to be one spanning the division between Acts and Romans (Acts 28 ending with Paul preaching in Rome to the Jews and Romans 1 beginning with Paul, in Spirit, writing to the Jewish and Gentile believers in Rome):

    Acts 28:23: concerning Jesus
    Acts 23:23: out of… the prophets
    Acts 28:28 salvation of God
    Acts 28:28 sent (apostello) unto the Gentiles
    Acts 28:30 Paul

    Central point: Acts 28:30,31 “Paul dwelt two years in his own hired house, and received all (G3956) that came in unto him, preaching the Kingdom of God and preaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him”.
    This description of Paul’s work perfectly connects the message of Acts (preaching the things concerning the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ) and Romans (the message of salvation being given to “all” (G3956) Jew and Gentile e.g. Romans 1:5,7,8,16,18,29).

    Romans 1:1 Paul
    Romans 1:1 called to be an apostle (apostolos)
    Romans 1:1 gospel of God (called in Rom 1:16 the “power of God to salvation”)
    Romans 1:2 by his prophets in the holy scriptures
    Romans 1:3 concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord

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