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Acts 28:7

    Acts 28:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us, and entertained us three days courteously.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now near that place there was some land, the property of the chief man of the island, who was named Publius; who very kindly took us into his house as his guests for three days.

    Webster's Revision

    Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us, and entertained us three days courteously.

    World English Bible

    Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us, and courteously entertained us for three days.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now in the neighbourhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius; who received us, and entertained us three days courteously.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 28:7

    The chief man of the island - The term πρωτος, Chief, used hereby St. Luke, was the ancient title of the governor of this island, as is evident from an inscription found in Malta, which runs thus: -

    Λ. Κ. υἱος, κυρ. ἱππευς. ῥωμ. πρωτος Μελιταιων·

    Lucius Caius, son of Quirinus, a Roman knight, Chief of the Melitese. See Bochart, Phaleg. and Chan. vol. i. chap. 498, etc., and Grotius. This title is another proof of the accuracy of St. Luke, who uses the very epithet by which the Roman governor of that island was distinguished.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 28:7

    In the same quarters - In that place, or that part of the island,

    Possessions - Property. His place of residence.

    The chief man - Greek: the first man. Probably he was the governor of the island,

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 28:7

    28:7 The chief man of the island - In wealth if not in power also. Three days - The first three days of our stay on the island.