And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
Note 2 at Ac 28:2: It was, no doubt, acts like these from non-Jewish people that Paul referred to in Ro 2:14-15 and 26-27. His own countrymen, who were supposed to be the people of God, were responsible for him being in bonds, while these pagans were treating him with kindness.
Note 3 at Ac 28:2: The Greek word translated "kindness" here is "PHILANTHROPIA." It is only used one other time in the Bible, and that is in Tit 3:4, where it is translated "love." We get the word "philanthropy" from this word. PHILANTHROPIA means "fondness of mankind, i.e. benevolence" (Strong's Concordance).