The Islanders of Malta welcomed them with unusual kindness. Since it was raining and cold, they welcomed the guests by building a fire for them. While Paul was gathering a pile of brushwood, a viper was seen biting Paul. The Islanders first thought it was a divine justice for a crime he has evaded punishment for. However, when Paul appeared unharmed, they take him for a god.
The estate of the chief official of the Island, Publius, was nearby. They welcomed Paul and company and showed generous hospitality for three days. Paul healed the father of Publius. Hearing this, the rest of the sick on the Island were brought to Paul. He healed all of them. After the winter, Paul finally arrived at Rome, where he was allowed his own lodging with a single guard.
Paul mets the Jewish leaders, and again stressed that Moses and the prophets prophesied the coming of Christ. Paul quoted Isaiah’s teaching: "hearing you will hear, and not understand." The Jews disputed among themselves about Paul's teachings. Paul spent two years in a rented accommodation in Rome before his trial in Caesar’s court, freely preaching the gospel.
Acts 28:30-31 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!We do not know what exactly happened after this. Paul must have been released and gone to Spain before his imprisonment and execution which took place in AD 64 or AD 65.