16 Then came he to aDerbe and aLystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named bTimotheus, cthe son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek: 2 Which dwas well reported of by the brethren that were at aLystra and eIconium. 3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and ftook and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they gknew all that his father was a Greek. 4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the hdecrees for to keep, ithat were ordained of the apostles and kelders which were at Jerusalem. 5 And so were lthe churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily. 6 Now when they had gone throughout mPhrygia and the region of nGalatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in oAsia, 7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into pBithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. 8 And they passing by Mysia came down to qTroas. 9 And ra vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of xMacedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. 10 And after he had seen rthe vision, immediately swe endeavoured to go into xMacedonia, tassuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them. 11 Therefore loosing from qTroas, we ucame with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis; 12 And from thence to wPhilippi, which is * the chief city of that part of xMacedonia, and ya colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days.
13 And on the * sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither. 14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of zThyatira, awhich worshipped God, heard us: whose bheart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. 15 And when she was baptized, cand her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and dabide there. And she econstrained us. 16 And it came to pass, as we went to fprayer, a certain damsel possessed with ga spirit * of hdivination met us, which brought her masters imuch gain by soothsaying: 17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, kThese men are the servants of lthe most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18 And this did she many days. kBut Paul, mbeing grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ nto come out of her. oAnd he came out the same hour. 19 And pwhen her masters saw that the hope of their igains was gone, they caught Paul and qSilas, and rdrew them into the * marketplace unto the rulers, 20 And brought them to sthe magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, tdo exceedingly trouble our city, 21 And uteach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, vbeing Romans. 22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the smagistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded wto beat them. 23 And when they had laid many xstripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging ythe jailor to keep them safely: 24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner zprison, and made their feet fast ain the stocks.
25 And bat midnight Paul and cSilas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly dthere was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all ethe doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. 27 And fthe keeper of the prison gawaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. 29 Then he called for a light, and hsprang in, and came trembling, and ifell down before Paul and cSilas, 30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, kwhat must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, lBelieve on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and mthy house. 32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to mall that were in his house. 33 And he took them nthe same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and lwas baptized, he and mall his, straightway. 34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with mall his house.
35 And when it was day, othe magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go. 36 And fthe keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, oThe magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and pgo in peace. 37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly quncondemned, being qRomans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out. 38 And the serjeants told these words unto othe magistrates: and rthey feared, when they heard that they were Romans. 39 aAnd they came and besought them, and brought them out, and sdesired them to depart out of the city. 40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into tthe house of Lydia: and when they had seen uthe brethren, they xcomforted them, and departed.
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