1 He also came to Derbe and to Lystra. At Lystra he found a disciple, Timothy by name--the son of a Christian Jewess, though he had a Greek father.
1 Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:
1 Paul also went to Derbe and Lystra, where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a believing Jewish wife whose husband was a Greek.
2 Timothy was well spoken of by the brethren at Lystra and Iconium,
2 Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.
2 Timothy was highly regarded by the brothers in Lystra and Iconium.
3 and Paul desiring that he should accompany him on his journey, took him and circumcised him on account of the Jews in those parts, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.
3 Paul wanted this man to go with him, so he took him and had him circumcised because of the Jews who lived in that region, since everyone knew that Timothy's father was a Greek.
4 As they journeyed on from town to town, they handed to the brethren for their observance the decisions which had been arrived at by the Apostles and Elders in Jerusalem.
4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.
4 As they went from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for them to obey.
5 So the Churches went on gaining a stronger faith and growing in numbers from day to day.
5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.
5 So the churches continued to be strengthened in the faith and to increase in numbers every day.
6 Then Paul and his companions passed through Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Message in the province of Asia.
6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
6 Because they had been prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the word in Asia, Paul and Timothy went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia.
7 When they reached the frontier of Mysia, they were about to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not permit this.
7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
7 They went as far as Mysia and tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them,
9 Here, one night, Paul saw a vision. There was a Macedonian who was standing, entreating him and saying, "Come over into Macedonia and help us."
9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.
9 During the night Paul had a vision. A man from Macedonia was standing there and pleading with him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us!"
10 So when he had seen the vision, we immediately looked out for an opportunity of passing on into Macedonia, confidently inferring that God had called us to proclaim the Good News to the people there.
10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.
10 As soon as he had seen the vision, we immediately looked for a way to go to Macedonia, because we were convinced that God had called us to tell the people there the good news.
11 Accordingly we put out to sea from Troas, and ran a straight course to Samothrace. The next day we came to Neapolis,
11 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis;
11 Then, setting sail from Troas, we ran a straight course to Samothrace, the next day to Neapolis,
11 Sailing from Troas, we went straight to Samothrace, the next day to Neapolis,
12 and thence to Philippi, which is a city in Macedonia, the first in its district, a Roman colony. And there we stayed some little time.
12 And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days.
12 and from there to Philippi, an important city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We were in this city for several days.
13 On the Sabbath we went beyond the city gate to the riverside, where we had reason to believe that there was a place for prayer; and sitting down we talked with the women who had come together.
13 And on (AF)the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled.
13 And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.
13 On the Sabbath day we went outside the city gate by the river, where we thought there was a place of prayer. We sat down and spoke to the women gathered there.
13 On the Sabbath day, we went out the city gate and walked along the river, where we thought there was a place of prayer. We sat down and began talking to the women who had gathered there.
14 Among our hearers was one named Lydia, a dealer in purple goods. She belonged to the city of Thyateira, and was a worshipper of the true God. The Lord opened her heart, so that she gave attention to what Paul was saying.
14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.
14 A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a dealer in purple goods, was listening to us. She was a worshiper of God, and the Lord opened her heart to listen carefully to what was being said by Paul.
15 When she and her household had been baptized, she urged us, saying, "If in your judgement I am a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my house." And she made us go there.
15 And 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.
15 When she and her family were baptized, she urged us, "If you are convinced that I am a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my home." And she continued to insist that we do so.
16 One day, as we were on our way to the place of prayer, a slave girl met us who claimed to be inspired and was accustomed to bring her owners large profits by telling fortunes.
16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
16 Once, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit of fortune-telling and who had brought her owners a great deal of money by predicting the future.
17 She kept following close behind Paul and the rest of us, crying aloud, "These men are the bondservants of the Most High God, and are proclaiming to you the way of salvation."
17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
17 She would follow Paul and us and shout, "These men are servants of the Most High God and are proclaiming to you a way of salvation!"
18 This she persisted in for a considerable time, until Paul, wearied out, turned round and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came out immediately.
18 She continued doing this for many days. But Paul was greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, “I command you (AN)in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out at that very (h)moment.
18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
18 She kept doing this for many days until Paul became annoyed, turned to her and told the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus the Messiah to come out of her!" And it came out that very moment.
19 But when her owners saw that their hopes of gain were gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them off to the magistrates in the public square.
19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,
19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities who met together in the public square.
20 Then they brought them before the praetors. "These men," they said, "are creating a great disturbance in our city.
20 and when they had brought them to the chief magistrates, they said, “These men are throwing our city into confusion, being Jews,
20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,
20 Bringing them before the chief magistrates, they said, “These men are seriously disturbing our city. They are Jews
20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are stirring up a lot of trouble in our city. They are Jews
21 They are Jews, and are teaching customs which we, as Romans, are not permitted to adopt or practise."
21 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.
21 and are advocating customs that we're not allowed to accept or practice as Romans."
22 The crowd, too, joined in the outcry against them, till at length the praetors ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods;
22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.
22 The crowd joined in the attack against them. Then the magistrates had Paul and Silas stripped of their clothes and ordered them beaten with rods.
23 and, after severely flogging them, they threw them into jail and bade the jailer keep them safely.
23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:
23 After they had inflicted many blows on them, they threw them in jail, ordering the jailer to keep them securely guarded.
23 After giving them a severe beating, they threw them in jail and ordered the jailer to keep them under tight security.
24 He, having received an order like that, lodged them in the inner prison, and secured their feet in the stocks.
24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
24 Having received these orders, he put them into the inner cell and fastened their feet in leg irons.
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,
25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
25 Around midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
26 when suddenly there was such a violent shock of earthquake that the prison shook to its foundations. Instantly the doors all flew open, and the chains fell off from every prisoner.
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.
26 Suddenly, there was an earthquake so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken. All the doors immediately flew open, and everyone's chains were unfastened.
27 Starting up from sleep and seeing the doors of the jail wide open, the jailer drew his sword and was on the point of killing himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.
27 When the jailer woke up and saw the doors of the prison open, he drew his sword and was going to kill himself, since he thought the prisoners had escaped.
27 When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, since he thought the prisoners had escaped.
28 But Paul shouted loudly to him, saying, "Do yourself no injury: we are all here.
28 But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!”
28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
28 But Paul called out in a loud voice, “Don’t harm yourself, because all of us are here!”
28 But Paul shouted in a loud voice, "Don't hurt yourself, because we are all here!"
29 Then, calling for lights, he sprang in and fell trembling at the feet of Paul and Silas;
29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
29 Then the jailer called for lights, rushed in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.
29 The jailer asked for torches and rushed inside. Trembling as he knelt in front of Paul and Silas,
30 and, bringing them out of the prison, he exclaimed, "O sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
30 he took them outside and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
31 "Believe on the Lord Jesus," they replied, "and both you and your household will be saved."
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
31 They answered, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved."
32 And they told the Lord's Message to him as well as to all who were in his house.
32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
32 Then they spoke the message of the Lord to him along with everyone in his house.
32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and everyone in his home.
33 Then he took them, even at that time of night, washed their wounds, and he and all his household were immediately baptized;
33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
33 He took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds. Right away he and all his family were baptized.
33 At that hour of the night, he took them and washed their wounds. Then he and his entire family were baptized immediately.
34 and bringing the Apostles up into his house, he spread a meal for them, and was filled with gladness, with his whole household, his faith resting on God.
34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.
34 He brought Paul and Silas upstairs into his house and set food before them. He was thrilled, as was his household, to believe in God.
35 In the morning the praetors sent their lictors with the order, "Release those men."
35 Now when day came, the chief magistrates sent their policemen, saying, “Release those men.”
35 And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.
35 When daylight came, the chief magistrates sent the police to say, “Release those men!”
35 When day came, the magistrates sent guards, who commanded, "Release those men."
36 So the jailer brought Paul word, saying, "The praetors have sent orders for you to be released. Now therefore you can go, and proceed on your way in peace."
36 And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.
36 The jailer reported these words to Paul, and added, "The magistrates have sent word to release you. So come out now and go in peace."
37 But Paul said to them, "After cruelly beating us in public, without trial, Roman citizens though we are, they have thrown us into prison, and are they now going to send us away privately? No, indeed! Let them come in person and fetch us out."
37 But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us in public without trial, (BL)men who are Romans, and have thrown us into prison; and now are they sending us away secretly? No indeed! But let them come themselves and bring us out.”
37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.
37 But Paul said to them, “They beat us in public without a trial, although we are Roman citizens, and threw us in jail. And now are they going to smuggle us out secretly? Certainly not! On the contrary, let them come themselves and escort us out!”(Z)
37 But Paul told the guards, "The magistrates have had us beaten publicly without a trial and have thrown us into jail, even though we are Roman citizens. Now are they going to throw us out secretly? Certainly not! Have them come and escort us out."
38 This answer the lictors took back to the praetors, who were alarmed when they were told that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens.
38 And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.
38 Then the police reported these words to the magistrates. They were afraid when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens.
38 The guards reported these words to the magistrates, and they became afraid when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens.
39 Accordingly they came and apologized to them; and, bringing them out, asked them to leave the city.
39 And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.
39 So they came and apologized to them, and escorting them out, they urged them to leave town.
39 So the magistrates came, apologized to them, and escorted them out. Then they asked them to leave the city.
40 Then Paul and Silas, having come out of the prison, went to Lydia's house; and, after seeing the brethren and encouraging them, they left Philippi.
40 And 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.
40 Leaving the jail, Paul and Silas went to Lydia's house. They saw the brothers, encouraged them, and then left.
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