16 1And he came also to Derbe and to Lystra: and behold, a certain
disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewess that believed; but his
father was a Greek.
2The same was well reported of by the brethren that
were at Lystra and Iconium.
3Him would Paul have to go forth with him;
and he took and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those parts:
for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
4And as they went on their
way through the cities, they delivered them the decrees to keep which had
been ordained of the apostles and elders that were at Jerusalem.
churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.
6And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been
forbidden of the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia;
7and when they
were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia; and the
Spirit of Jesus suffered them not;
8and passing by Mysia, they came down
9And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: There was a man of
Macedonia standing, beseeching him, and saying, Come over into Macedonia, and
10And when he had seen the vision, straightway we sought to go
forth into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel
11Setting sail therefore from Troas, we made a straight course
to Samothrace, and the day following to Neapolis;
12and from thence to
Philippi, which is a city of Macedonia, the first of the district, a
Roman colony: and we were in this city tarrying certain days.
13And on the sabbath day we went forth without the gate by a river side,
where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down, and spake
unto the women that were come together.
14And a certain woman named
Lydia, a seller of purple of the city of Thyatira, one that worshipped God,
heard us: whose heart the Lord opened to give heed unto the things which were
spoken by Paul.
15And when she was baptized, and her household, she
besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come
into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.
came to pass, as we were going to the place of prayer, that a certain maid
having a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much gain by
17The same following after Paul and us cried out, saying,
These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim unto you the way of
18And this she did for many days. But Paul, being sore
troubled, turned and said to the spirit, I charge thee in the name of Jesus
Christ to come out of her. And it came out that very hour.
19But when her
masters saw that the hope of their gain was gone, they laid hold on Paul and
Silas, and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers,
when they had brought them unto the magistrates, they said, These men, being
Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,
21and set forth customs which it
is not lawful for us to receive, or to observe, being Romans.
multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent their
garments off them, and commanded to beat them with rods.
23And when they
had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the
jailor to keep them safely:
24who, having received such a charge, cast
them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns unto God, and
the prisoners were listening to them;
26and suddenly there was a great
earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison-house were shaken: and
immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
27And the jailor, being roused out of sleep and seeing the prison doors
open, drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the
prisoners had escaped.
28But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do
thyself no harm: for we are all here.
29And he called for lights and
sprang in, and, trembling for fear, fell down before Paul and Silas,
30and brought them out and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou
and thy house.
32And they spake the word of the Lord unto him, with all
that were in his house.
33And he took them the same hour of the night,
and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, immediately.
34And he brought them up into his house, and set food before them, and
rejoiced greatly, with all his house, having believed in God.
it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go.
36And the jailor reported the words to Paul, saying, The
magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore come forth, and go in
37But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us publicly,
uncondemned, men that are Romans, and have cast us into prison; and do they
now cast us out privily? Nay verily; but let them come themselves and bring
38And the sergeants reported these words unto the magistrates:
and they feared when they heard that they were Romans;
39and they came
and besought them; and when they had brought them out, they asked them to go
away from the city.
40And they went out of the prison, and entered into
the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they
comforted them, and departed.