Paul and Barnabas are shipwrecked on an island. When they had reached safety, they found out the name of the island was Malta. The natives showed hospitality and welcomed them to stay since it had begun to rain and was cold. (Barnabas on left, Paul on right)
Paul had gotten some brushwood for the fire when a viper, escaping from the heat, bit Paul. The natives and Barnabas freak out, and the native girl jumps back and out of her chair in fear. Yet Paul shakes off the snake like it's no big deal. Paul suffers no harm, so the Maltese (natives) think he is a god.
The chief of the island, Publius, welcomed Paul and Barnabas in as his guests for three days. It so happened that his father was sick with a fever and dysentery. Paul (and Barnabas) visited him and, after praying, Paul laid his hands on him and he was healed by the Holy Spirit. After this happened, the rest of the sick on the island came to Paul and were cured.
Paul and the Jewish Leaders set a date to hear the ideas of the Christians. From morning till night he explained to them his message about the Kingdom of God, and he tried to convince them about Jesus by quoting from the Law of Moses and the writings of the prophets. Some were convinced by his words, but others would not believe.
For two years Paul lived in a place he rented for himself, and there he welcomed all who came to see him. He preached about the Kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ, speaking with all boldness and freedom.