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Acts 28:5

    Acts 28:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Howbeit he shook off the creature into the fire, and took no harm.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But shaking off the beast into the fire, he got no damage.

    Webster's Revision

    Howbeit he shook off the creature into the fire, and took no harm.

    World English Bible

    However he shook off the creature into the fire, and wasn't harmed.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Howbeit he shook off the beast into the fire, and took no harm.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 28:5

    Shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm - This is a presumptive evidence that the viper did not bite St. Paul: it fastened on his hand, but had no power to injure him.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 28:5

    And he shook off ... - In this was remarkably fulfilled the promise of the Saviour Mark 16:18; "They shall take up serpents," etc.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 28:5

    28:5 Having shaken off the venomous animal, he suffered no harm - The words of an eminent modern historian are, No venomous kind of serpent now breeds in Malta, neither hurts if it be brought thither from another place. Children are seen there handling and playing even with scorpions; I have seen one eating them. If this be so, it seems to be fixed by the wisdom of God, as an eternal memorial of what he once wrought there.