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Acts 16:1 (show verse)

Then came he to Derbe and to Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there named Timothy, a woman's son which was a Jewess and believed: but his father was a Greek.

Acts 16:2 (show verse)

Of whom reported well, the brethren of Lystra and of Iconium.

Acts 16:3 (show verse)

The same, Paul would that he should 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.

Acts 16:4 (show verse)

As they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

Acts 16:5 (show verse)

And so were the congregations established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Acts 16:6 (show verse)

When they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the holy ghost to preach the word in Asia,

Acts 16:7 (show verse)

they came to Mysia, and sought to go into Bithynia, but the spirit suffered them not.

Acts 16:8 (show verse)

Then they went over Mysia, and came down to Troas,

Acts 16:9 (show verse)

and a vision appeared to Paul in the night. There stood a man of Macedonia and prayed him saying, "Come into Macedonia and help us."

Acts 16:10 (show verse)

After he had seen the vision, immediately we prepared to go into Macedonia: certified that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.

Acts 16:11 (show verse)

Then loosed we forth from Troas, and with a straight course came we to Samothrace, and the next day to Neapolis,

Acts 16:12 (show verse)

and from thence to Philippi, which is the chiefest city in the parts of Macedonia: and a free city. We were in that city abiding a certain days.

Acts 16:13 (show verse)

And on the Sabbath days, we went out of the city besides a river where men were wont to pray, and we sat down and spake unto the women which thither resorted.

Acts 16:14 (show verse)

And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, gave us audience: whose heart the Lord opened that she attended unto the things which Paul spake.

Acts 16:15 (show verse)

When she was baptised, and her household, she besought us saying, "If ye think that I believe on the Lord come into my house, and abide there." And she constrained us.

Acts 16:16 (show verse)

And it fortuned as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit that prophesied met us, which brought her master and masters much vantage with prophesying.

Acts 16:17 (show verse)

The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, "These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation."

Acts 16:18 (show verse)

And this did she many days. But Paul, not content, turned about and said to the spirit, "I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ that thou come out of her." And he came out the same hour.

Acts 16:19 (show verse)

And when her master and mistress saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,

Acts 16:20 (show verse)

and brought them to the officers, saying, "These men trouble our city, which are Jews

Acts 16:21 (show verse)

and preach ordinances which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, seeing we are Romans."

Acts 16:22 (show verse)

And the people ran on them, and the officers rent their clothes, and commanded them to be beaten with rods,

Acts 16:23 (show verse)

and when they had beaten them sore, they cast them into prison commanding the jailer to keep them surely.
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
Heresy » Paul and silas accused of
Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment
Magistrates » Wicked--exemplified » Magistrates in philippi
Malice » Instances of » Masters of the sorcerous damsel toward paul
Missionary journeys » Ac 13-14 » Second - with silas
Paul » Persecuted » Prison » Singing » Gospel
Paul's » First - with barnabas and john mark ac 13-14 » Second - with silas
Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Paul and silas
Philippi » Paul preaches in
Prisoners » Scourged
Prisoners » Paul
Prisoners » Silas
Prisons » Keepers of » Responsible for the prisoners
Punishments » Stripes » Examples of stripes endured for righteousness sake
Select readings » Paul and silas in prison
Rejoicing » In tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment
Scourging » Instances of » Of paul and silas
Silas » Imprisoned with paul in philippi
Spiritual » Tests divine methods used for testing believers » By permitting men to suffer when in the pathway of duty (paul and silas)
Stripes » Examples of stripes endured for righteousness sake
spiritual Tests » Divine methods used for testing believers » By permitting men to suffer when in the pathway of duty (paul and silas)
The Nation » Stripes » Examples of stripes endured for righteousness sake

Acts 16:24 (show verse)

Which jailer, when he had received such commandment, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
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
physical Bondage » In prison » In stocks
Character transformed » The cold-hearted philippian jailer
Conversion » Characters transformed by » The cold-hearted philippian jailer
Criminals » Confined in prisons
Cruelty » Examples of
Feet » Of criminals » Placed in stocks
Fetters » Good men bound with
Imprisonment » Of paul and silas
Malice » Instances of » Masters of the sorcerous damsel toward paul
Missionary journeys » Ac 13-14 » Second - with silas
Paul » Persecuted » Prison » Singing » Gospel
Paul's » First - with barnabas and john mark ac 13-14 » Second - with silas
Philippi » Paul preaches in
Prison » Cells of
Prisoners » Paul
Prisoners » In stocks
Prisoners » Silas
Prisons » Persons confined in » Often fastened in stocks
Prisons » Persons confined in » Often placed in dungeons
Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Confinement » Stocks
Select readings » Paul and silas in prison
Silas » Imprisoned with paul in philippi
Spiritual » Transformation characters transformed by conversion » The cold-hearted philippian jailer becomes a sympathetic friend
Spiritual » Tests divine methods used for testing believers » By permitting men to suffer when in the pathway of duty (paul and silas)
Stocks » In prisons
spiritual Tests » Divine methods used for testing believers » By permitting men to suffer when in the pathway of duty (paul and silas)

Acts 16:25 (show verse)

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

Acts 16:26 (show verse)

And suddenly, there was a great earthquake, so that the foundation of the prison was shaken, and by and by all the doors opened, and every man's bonds were loosed.

Acts 16:27 (show verse)

When the keeper of the prison waked out of his sleep, and saw the prison doors open, he drew out his sword and would have killed himself, supposing the prisoners had been fled.

Acts 16:28 (show verse)

But Paul cried with a loud voice saying, "Do thyself no harm, for we are all here."

Acts 16:29 (show verse)

Then he called for a light and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

Acts 16:30 (show verse)

and brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"

Acts 16:31 (show verse)

And they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved and thy household."

Acts 16:32 (show verse)

And they preached unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

Acts 16:33 (show verse)

And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds, and was baptised, with all that belonged unto him, straightway.
Baptism » Examples of » Philippian jailer and household
Brotherly kindness » Examples of » The philippian jailer
Character transformed » Becomes a sympathetic friend
Christian ministers » Hospitality to » The philippian jailer
Compassion » Examples of human » The philippian jailor
Conversion » Instances of » Philippian jailer
Conversion » Characters transformed by » Becomes a sympathetic friend
Converts » Instances of » Jailer
Criminals » Confined in prisons
Faith » Instances of faith in Christ » The philippian jailor
Families » Good--exemplified » Jailor of philippi
Family » Religion of the
Family » Good--exemplified » Jailor of philippi
Home » Home Religion » Maternal and paternal love » The philippian jailer and his family are baptized
Jailer (jailor) » Of philippi, converted
Missionary journeys » Ac 13-14 » Second - with silas
Paul » Persecuted » Prison » Singing » Gospel
Paul's » First - with barnabas and john mark ac 13-14 » Second - with silas
Philippi » Paul preaches in
Prisoners » Scourged
Prisoners » Paul
Prisoners » Silas
Prisoners » Kindness to » By the philippian jailer to paul
Prisons » Keepers of » Sometimes acted kindly
Select readings » Paul and silas in prison
Religion » Home religion general references to » The philippian jailer and his family are baptized
Sacraments » Examples of » Philippian jailer and household
Silas » Imprisoned with paul in philippi
Social duties » Compassion » The philippian jailor
Spiritual » Transformation characters transformed by conversion » The cold-hearted philippian jailer becomes a sympathetic friend
Worship » Family » General references to » The philippian jailer and his family are baptized

Acts 16:34 (show verse)

When he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and joyed that he with all his household believed on God.

Acts 16:35 (show verse)

And when it was day, the officers sent the ministers saying, "Let those men go."

Acts 16:36 (show verse)

The keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, "The officers have sent word to loose you. Now therefore get you hence and go in peace."

Acts 16:37 (show verse)

Then said Paul unto them, "They have beaten us, openly un-condemned, for all that we are Romans, and have cast us into prison: and now would they send us away privily? Nay not so, but let them come themselves and fetch us out."

Acts 16:38 (show verse)

When the ministers told these words unto the officers, they feared when they heard that they were Romans;

Acts 16:39 (show verse)

and came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.

Acts 16:40 (show verse)

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.