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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.
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