Acts 16

1 Then came he to caDerbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, bnamed Timotheus, the 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 Lystra and Iconium. 3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and etook and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek. 4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, fthat were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem. 5 And gso were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, 7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. 8 And they passing by Mysia came down to hTroas. 9 And a ivision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. 10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go jinto Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them. 11 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis; 12 And from thence to kPhilippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a 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 mThyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose lheart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. 15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be ofaithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And nshe constrained us.

16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel ppossessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters qmuch gain by soothsaying: 17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18 And this did she many days. But Paul, rbeing grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. sAnd he came out the same hour.

19 And vwhen her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, uthey caught Paul and Silas, and tdrew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, 20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, wdo exceedingly trouble our city, 21 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. 22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, xand commanded to beat them. 23 yAnd when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: 24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the zstocks.

25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and asang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 cAnd suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately ball the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. 27 And the keeper of the prison awaking 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, dDo thyself no harm: for we are all here. 29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, 30 And brought them out, and said, eSirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, fBelieve on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. 34 And when he had brought them into his house, hhe set meat before them, and grejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

35 And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go. 36 And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace. 37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, ibeing Romans, 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 the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans. 39 And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and jdesired them to depart out of the city. 40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they kcomforted them, and departed.

Cross Ref
1aMat 10:23
b2 Tim 1:2
1 Tim 1:2
1 The 3:2
Phi 2:19
1 Cor 4:17
Rom 16:21
Act 19:22
c2 Tim 3:11
Act 14:6
2d2 Tim 3:15
Act 6:3
3e1 Cor 9:20
Gal 2:3
4fAct 15:28
5gJud 1:20-21
Col 1:23
Act 15:41
8h2 Cor 2:12
2 Tim 4:13
9i2 Cor 12:1-4
Act 10:30
Act 9:10-12
Num 12:6
10j2 Cor 2:13
12kPhi 1:1
14lEph 1:17
Luk 24:45
Isa 50:5
Psa 110:3
mRev 2:18
15nLuk 24:29
Jdg 19:21
Gen 19:3
oGal 6:10
16p1 Sam 28:7
qAct 19:24
18rMar 1:25
Mar 1:34
sMar 16:17
19tMat 10:18
u2 Cor 6:5
vPhi 3:19
Act 19:25
20w1 Kin 18:17
Act 17:6
22x2 Cor 6:5
23yLuk 21:12
Eph 3:1
Eph 3:13
24zJer 20:2
Psa 105:18
25aAct 5:41
Col 1:24
26bAct 5:19
cAct 4:31
Mat 28:2
28dExo 20:13
30eLuk 3:10
31f1 Joh 5:10
Joh 6:47
Isa 45:22
Act 2:37
34g1 Pet 1:6,8
Heb 3:6
Rom 5:2
Psa 20:5
Psa 13:5
Psa 9:14
Psa 5:11
1 Chr 16:10
1 Sam 2:1
hLuk 5:29
37iAct 22:25
39jLuk 5:8
Mat 8:34
40kPsa 51:12-13
Luk 22:32
2 Cor 1:4
1 The 3:2-3