And when they were escaped then they knew the island was called:
(an island between Sicily and Africa/Phoenician/Canaanite territory)
And the barbarous people (savage cruel) showed us great kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain and because of the cold.
And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, there came a viper snake out of the heat and fastened itself to Paul’s hand.
And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hanging onto his hand, they said among themselves, no dount this man is a murderer, that thought that he escaped the sea, yet vengeance caused him not to live.
And Paul shook off the viperous snake into the fire, and felt NO HARM. (Hallelujah!)
And they looked at him where he should have been swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly from the venom, but after some time passed, and saw NO HARM had come to Paul, they changed their minds about him being a murderer, and said that Paul was a god.
And in that same quarters (area) were possessions of the chief man of the island whose name was Publius (a chief barbarian) who received us and lodged us for three days courteously. And it came to pass that the father of the chief barbarian lay sick with fever and with a bloody flux (intestinal hemmorages and diarreha) to whom Paul ENTERED in and PRAYED, and LAID HANDS on him and HEALED him.
(Something which is rarely done anymore due to the lack of faith in Living WORD and it’s POWER and the act of Adultery with the World’s Rudiments)
So when this was done , others also which had diseases in the island, came to Paul and were healed.
And the barbarians honored us with many honors. And when we departed, the barbarians loaded us up with such things as necessary for the voyage.