1 And he went to Derbe and Lystra. And behold, there was a certain disciple there by the name of Timothy, a son of a Jewish woman, a believer, but of a Greek father, 2 who was commended by the brothers in Lystra and Iconium. 3 Him Paul wished to have go with him; and he took and circumcised him on account of the Jews who were in those places; for all knew that his father was a Greek. 4 And when he went through the cities he gave them the ordinances to observe which had been determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem. 5 Then the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.
6 And passing through Phrygia and the country of Galatia, being forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia, 7 coming by Mysia they endeavored to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them; 8 and passing by Mysia they went down to Troas. 9 And a vision appeared by night to Paul; a certain man of Macedonia standing, asking him, and saying, Come over into Macedonia and help us. 10 And when he saw the vision we immediately sought to go into Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the good news to them.
11 AND sailing from Troas we came in a direct course to Samothracia, and on the next day to Neapolis, 12 and thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, [and] a colony. And we spent some days in that city. 13 And on the sabbath we went out of the gate, by the river, where the proseuche [place of prayer] usually was, and sitting down we spoke to the women who came together. 14 And a certain woman by the name of Lydia, a dealer in purple, of the city of Thyatira, who worshipped God, heard, whose heart the Lord opened to attend to the [words] spoken by Paul. 15 And when she was baptized, and her house, she requested saying, If you have judged me faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay; and she constrained us.
16 And when we went to the proseuche, a certain female servant having a spirit, a diviner, met us, who brought her masters much gain by divining. 17 She following Paul and us, cried, saying, These men are servants of the Most High God, who declare to us the way of salvation; 18 and this she did for many days. And Paul being grieved turned around and said to the spirit, I command you, in the name of Jesus Christ, to come out of her. And it came out of her in that hour.
19 And her masters seeing that the hope of their gain was gone, seizing Paul and Silas dragged them to the market, to the rulers, 20 and bringing them before the prefects said, These men, being Jews, greatly trouble the city, 21 and preach customs which it is not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe.
22 And the multitude came together against them, and the prefects tearing off their clothes gave orders to beat them with rods, 23 and having inflicted many blows on them cast them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely; 24 who, having received such a charge, cast them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
25 But at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sung praises to God, and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and all the doors were immediately opened, and the bands of all were removed. 27 And the jailer awaking from sleep and seeing the doors of the prison opened, drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.
29 And asking for a light he sprang in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas, 30 and bringing them out said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved, and your house. 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and all those in his house. 33 And taking them that hour of the night, he washed them from their stripes, and was baptized, he and all his, immediately, 34 and conducting them up into his house he set a table, and rejoiced with all his house, having believed in God.
35 And when it was day the prefects sent the lictors, saying, Let those men go.
36 And the jailer told these words to Paul; The prefects have sent to let you go; now, therefore, go, and depart in peace.
37 But Paul said to him, They have beaten us publicly uncondemned, being Romans, and cast us into prison; and now do they privately cast us out? No, indeed: but let them come themselves and conduct us out.
38 And the lictors told these words to the prefects, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans; 39 and they came and besought them, and conducting them out desired them to leave the city. 40 And going out of the prison they entered into the house of Lydia, and having seen the brothers they exhorted them, and departed.