Parallel Verses

King James Version

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

New American Standard Bible

But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;

Holman Bible

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

International Standard Version

Around midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

A Conservative Version

Now toward midnight Paul and Silas, while praying, were singing praises to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

American Standard Version

But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns unto God, and the prisoners were listening to them;

Amplified

But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the [other] prisoners were listening to them,

An Understandable Version

But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God while the [other] prisoners listened.

Anderson New Testament

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sung a hymn to God; and the prisoners were listening to them.

Bible in Basic English

But about the middle of the night, Paul and Silas were making prayers and songs to God in the hearing of the prisoners;

Common New Testament

But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

Daniel Mace New Testament

At midnight Paul and Silas went to prayers, and sang praises to God, which the other prisoners heard:

Darby Translation

And at midnight Paul and Silas, in praying, were praising God with singing, and the prisoners listened to them.

Godbey New Testament

But at midnight Paul and Silas, praying, continued to sing praises to God: and the prisoners heard them.

Goodspeed New Testament

But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

John Wesley New Testament

But at midnight Paul and Silas having prayed, sung an hymn to God: and the prisoners heard them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But at midnight as Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God, and the prisoners heard them,

Julia Smith Translation

And at midnight Paul and Silas praying, praised God: and the imprisoned heard them.

King James 2000

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now about midnight, Paul and Silas were praying [and] singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

Modern King James verseion

And toward midnight Paul and Silas prayed and praised God in a hymn. And the prisoners listened to them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

At midnight, Paul and Silas prayed, and lauded God. And the prisoners heard them.

Moffatt New Testament

But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing to God, while the prisoners listened,

Montgomery New Testament

But at midnight, while Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

NET Bible

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the rest of the prisoners were listening to them.

New Heart English Bible

But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

Noyes New Testament

But at midnight Paul and Silas praying, were singing praises to God; and the prisoners were listening to them.

Sawyer New Testament

But at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sung praises to God, and the prisoners heard them.

The Emphasized Bible

And, at midnight, Paul and Silas, being at prayer, began singing praise unto God; and the prisoners unto them, did hearken.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But about midnight Paul and Silas, after joining in prayer, sang hymns to God: and the prisoners heard them.

Twentieth Century New Testament

About midnight, while Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and while the prisoners were listening to them,

Webster

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God: and the prisoners heard them.

Weymouth New Testament

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

Williams New Testament

But about midnight, while Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

World English Bible

But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

Worrell New Testament

And about midnight Paul and Silas, while engaged in prayer, were singing praise to God; and the prisoners were listening to them.

Worsley New Testament

Now in the middle of the night Paul and Silas were praying and singing praises to God, and the prisoners heard them.

Youngs Literal Translation

And at midnight Paul and Silas praying, were singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were hearing them,

Themes

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » Paul and silas in prison

Bible stories for children » Three young men who would not bend, budge, or burn da 3 » The song that opened the jail doors

Criminals » Confined in prisons

Devotional life » Morning devotions » Prayerfulness

Devotional life » Prayer » Night » All Night Prayers » Christ

Family » Religion of the

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment

Joy » Instances of » Of paul and silas, in the jail at philippi

Missionary journeys » Ac 13-14 » Second - with silas

Music » Youthful » Singing » Examples of

Music » Songs » Hymns » In the night

Music » Divided into » Vocal

Night (ancient) » For miscellaneous topics relating to the devotional life, » Songs in the night

Paul » Characteristics of » Joy

Paul » Persecuted » Prison » Singing » Gospel

Paul's » First - with barnabas and john mark ac 13-14 » Second - with silas

Philippi » Paul preaches in

Power » Of prayer » To be most effective, should be accompanied by praise

Praise » Saints should » Render, under affliction

Praise » Exemplified » Paul and silas

Prayer » Social

Prayer » Power of » To be most effective, should be accompanied by praise

Prayer, answers to » Paul and silas

social and family Prayer » Exemplified » Paul and silas

Prisoners » Paul

Prisoners » Silas

Select readings » Paul and silas in prison

Rejoicing » In tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment

Silas » Imprisoned with paul in philippi

Singing » Examples of

Singing » Songs » In the night

Worship » In the night

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

at
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

μεσονύκτιον 
mesonuktion 
Usage: 2

Παῦλος 
Paulos 
Usage: 162

and


δέ 
De 
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 0
Usage: 2184

Σίλας 
Silas 
Usage: 13

προσεύχομαι 
Proseuchomai 
Usage: 61

ὑμνέω 
Humneo 
Usage: 4

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

the prisoners
δέσμιος 
Desmios 
prisoner, be in bonds, in bonds
Usage: 16

ἐπακροάομαι 
Epakroaomai 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

The Conversion Of The Philippian Jailer

24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. 25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.


Cross References

Job 35:10

But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;

Psalm 42:8

Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Psalm 77:6

I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Psalm 119:62

At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

Ezra 3:12-13

But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy:

Psalm 22:2

O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

Psalm 34:1

{A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.} I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 50:15

And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Psalm 71:7

I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

Psalm 77:2

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

Psalm 91:15

He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Psalm 119:55

I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.

Isaiah 30:29

Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.

Zechariah 3:8

Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.

Matthew 5:10-11

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 26:38-39

Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

Luke 6:22-23

Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

Luke 22:44

And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Acts 5:41

And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

Romans 5:3

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

2 Corinthians 4:16-17

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 6:10

As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Ephesians 5:19

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Philippians 2:17

Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

Colossians 1:24

Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:

Colossians 3:15-17

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice evermore.

Hebrews 5:7

Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

James 1:2

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

James 5:13

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

1 Peter 1:6-8

Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

1 Peter 4:14

If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

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