Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
After receiving these orders, the jailor threw them into the maximum security cell and had their feet securely fastened in wooden restraints.
Demonstrate by your lives that you have [really] repented,
"Those persons who show mercy [toward others] will be blessed because they will be shown mercy [themselves].
For the person who has shown no mercy will be judged without mercy. [For] mercy wins out over condemnation.
"Gentlemen, why are you doing these things? [Do you not know that] we are also human beings with the same kind of feelings that you have? And we are just bringing you the good news that you should turn away from these useless things [i.e., idol worship] and [turn] to the living God, who created the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them.