And when they had set a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the KINGDOM OF GOD, and trying to persuade them CONCERNING JESUS, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning till evening.
And some were persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe. And when they did not agree with one another, they began leaving after Paul had spoken one word, “The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers, saying,
‘Go to this people and say, “You will keep on hearing, but
will not understand; And you will keep on seeing, but will
not perceive; For the heart of this people has become
dull, and with their ears they scarcely hear, and they have
closed their eyes, Lest they should see with their eyes,
and they should hear with their ears, and understand with
heart and return, and I should heal them.”
“Let it be known to you therefore, that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will also listen.”
And when he had spoken these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves.
And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters, and was welcoming all who came to him, PREACHING THE KINGDOM OF GOD, and TEACHING CONCERNING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST with all openness, unhindered.