4 When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to
each other, “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped
from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live.”
5 But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.
6 The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead,
but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual
happen to him, they changed their minds
and said he was a god.