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16 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl ppossessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters qmuch profit by fortune-telling. 17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” 18 And this she did for many days.
But Paul, rgreatly 4annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” sAnd he came out that very hour. 19 But twhen her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and udragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.
20 And they brought them to the magistrates, and said, “These men, being Jews, vexceedingly trouble our city; 21 and they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe.” 22 Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes wand commanded them to be beaten with rods. 23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. 24 Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
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