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Acts 16

16:1 And he came to Derbe and Lystra, and lo, a certain disciple was there, by name Timotheus son of a certain woman, a believing Jewess, but of a father, a Greek, 16:2 who was well testified to by the brethren in Lystra and Iconium; 16:3 this one did Paul wish to go forth with him, and having taken [him] , he circumcised him, because of the Jews who are in those places, for they all knew his father--that he was a Greek. 16:4 And as they were going on through the cities, they were delivering to them the decrees to keep, that have been judged by the apostles and the elders who [are] in Jerusalem, 16:5 then, indeed, were the assemblies established in the faith, and were abounding in number every day;  16:6 and having gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia, 16:7 having gone toward Mysia, they were trying to go on toward Bithynia, and the Spirit did not suffer them, 16:8 and having passed by Mysia, they came down to Troas. 16:9 And a vision through the night appeared to Paul--a certain man of Macedonia was standing, calling upon him, and saying, `Having passed through to Macedonia, help us;' -- 16:10 and when he saw the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go forth to Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord hath called us to preach good news to them, 16:11 having set sail, therefore, from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, on the morrow also to Neapolis, 16:12 thence also to Philippi, which is a principal city of the part of Macedonia--a colony. And we were in this city abiding certain days, 16:13 on the sabbath-day also we went forth outside of the city, by a river, where there used to be prayer, and having sat down, we were speaking to the women who came together, 16:14 and a certain woman, by name Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, worshipping God, was hearing, whose heart the Lord did open to attend to the things spoken by Paul; 16:15 and when she was baptized, and her household, she did call upon us, saying, `If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, having entered into my house, remain;' and she constrained us.  16:16 And it came to pass in our going on to prayer, a certain maid, having a spirit of Python, did meet us, who brought much employment to her masters by soothsaying, 16:17 she having followed Paul and us, was crying, saying, `These men are servants of the Most High God, who declare to us a way of salvation;' 16:18 and this she was doing for many days, but Paul having been grieved, and having turned, said to the spirit, `I command thee, in the name of Jesus Christ, to come forth from her;' and it came forth the same hour. 16:19 And her masters having seen that the hope of their employment was gone, having caught Paul and Silas, drew [them] to the market-place, unto the rulers, 16:20 and having brought them to the magistrates, they said, `These men do exceedingly trouble our city, being Jews; 16:21 and they proclaim customs that are not lawful for us to receive nor to do, being Romans.' 16:22 And the multitude rose up together against them, and the magistrates having torn their garments from them, were commanding to beat [them] with rods, 16:23 many blows also having laid upon them, they cast them to prison, having given charge to the jailor to keep them safely, 16:24 who such a charge having received, did put them to the inner prison, and their feet made fast in the stocks.  16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas praying, were singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were hearing them, 16:26 and suddenly a great earthquake came, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, opened also presently were all the doors, and of all--the bands were loosed; 16:27 and the jailor having come out of sleep, and having seen the doors of the prison open, having drawn a sword, was about to kill himself, supposing the prisoners to be fled, 16:28 and Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, `Thou mayest not do thyself any harm, for we are all here.' 16:29 And, having asked for a light, he sprang in, and trembling he fell down before Paul and Silas, 16:30 and having brought them forth, said, `Sirs, what must I do--that I may be saved' 16:31 and they said, `Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved--thou and thy house;' 16:32 and they spake to him the word of the Lord, and to all those in his household; 16:33 and having taken them, in that hour of the night, he did bathe [them] from the blows, and was baptized, himself and all his presently, 16:34 having brought them also into his house, he set food before [them] , and was glad with all the household, he having believed in God.  16:35 And day having come, the magistrates sent the rod-bearers, saying, `Let those men go;' 16:36 and the jailor told these words unto Paul--`The magistrates have sent, that ye may be let go; now, therefore, having gone forth go on in peace;' 16:37 and Paul said to them, `Having beaten us publicly uncondemned--men, Romans being--they did cast [us] to prison, and now privately do they cast us forth! why no! but having come themselves, let them bring us forth.' 16:38 And the rod-bearers told to the magistrates these sayings, and they were afraid, having heard that they are Romans, 16:39 and having come, they besought them, and having brought [them] forth, they were asking [them] to go forth from the city; 16:40 and they, having gone forth out of the prison, entered into [the house of] Lydia, and having seen the brethren, they comforted them, and went forth. 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain