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   Book of Acts
   Chapter 16  - Click for Chapter Audio
16:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Paul came also to Derbe R942 and to Lystra. R942 And a disciple was there, named Timothy, R943 the son of a Jewish R944 woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek,
 
16:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and he was well spoken of by the R945 brethren who were in Lystra R946 and Iconium. R947
 
16:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Paul wanted this man to go F374 with him; and he took R948 him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those parts, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
 
16:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering the R949 decrees which had been decided upon by the R950 apostles and elders R951 who were in Jerusalem, for them to observe.
 
16:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So the R952 churches were being strengthened in F375 the faith, and were increasing R953 in number daily.
 
16:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They passed through the Phrygian R954 F376 and Galatian R955 region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia; R956 F377
 
16:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and after they came to Mysia, R957 they were trying to go into Bithynia, R958 and the Spirit R959 of Jesus did not permit them;
 
16:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and passing by Mysia, R960 they came down to Troas. R961
 
16:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A R962 vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia R963 was standing and appealing to him, and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us."
 
16:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When he had seen the R964 vision, immediately we R965 sought to go F378 into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach R966 the gospel to them.
 
16:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So putting out to sea from Troas, R967 we ran a R968 straight course to Samothrace, and on the day following to Neapolis;
 
16:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and from there to Philippi, R969 which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia, R970 a R971 Roman colony; and we were staying in this city for some days.
 
16:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And on the R972 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.
 
16:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, R973 a seller of purple fabrics, a R974 worshiper of God, was listening; and F379 the Lord opened R975 her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.
 
16:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And when she and her R976 household had been baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay." And she prevailed upon us.
 
16:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It happened that as we were going to the R977 place of prayer, a slave-girl having a R978 spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortune-telling.
 
16:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Following after Paul and us, she kept crying out, saying, "These men are bond-servants of the R979 Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the F380 way of salvation."
 
16:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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She continued doing this for many days. But Paul was greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in R980 the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" And it came out at that very moment. F381
 
16:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But when her masters saw that their hope of profit R981 was gone, F382 they seized Paul R982 and Silas and dragged R983 them into the market place before the authorities,
 
16:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and when they had brought them to the chief magistrates, they said, "These men are throwing our city into confusion, being Jews,
 
16:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and are R984 proclaiming customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being Romans." R985
 
16:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The crowd rose up together against them, and the chief magistrates tore their robes F383 off them and proceeded to order them F384 to be beaten R986 with rods.
 
16:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding the R987 jailer to guard them securely;
 
16:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and F385 he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the R988 stocks. F386
 
16:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But about midnight Paul R989 and Silas were praying and singing R990 hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
 
16:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and suddenly there R991 came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all R992 the doors were opened and everyone's chains R993 were unfastened.
 
16:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When the R994 jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about to R995 kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
 
16:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!"
 
16:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul R996 and Silas,
 
16:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and after he brought them out, he said, "Sirs, what R997 must I do to be saved?"
 
16:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They said, "Believe R998 in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your R999 household."
 
16:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And they spoke the word of the F387 Lord to him together with all who were in his house.
 
16:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And he took them that R1000 very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household.
 
16:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And he brought them into his house and set food F388 before them, and rejoiced greatly, F389 having believed in God with his R1001 whole household.
 
16:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now when day came, the chief magistrates sent their policemen, saying, "Release those men."
 
16:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And the R1002 jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The chief magistrates have sent to release you. Therefore come out now and go in R1003 peace."
 
16:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us in public without trial, men R1004 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."
 
16:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The policemen reported these words to the chief magistrates. They R1005 were afraid when they heard that they were Romans,
 
16:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and they came and appealed to them, and when they had brought them out, they kept begging them to R1006 leave the city.
 
16:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They went out of the prison and entered the house of Lydia, R1007 and when they saw the R1008 brethren, they encouraged F390 them and departed.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F374 Lit go out
F375 Or in faith
F376 Or Phrygia and the Galatian region
F377 I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
F378 Lit go out
F379 Lit whose heart the Lord opened
F380 Lit a way
F381 Lit hour
F382 Lit gone out
F383 Or outer garments
F384 Lit to beat with rods
F385 Lit who
F386 Lit wood
F387 Two early mss read God
F388 Lit a table
F389 Or greatly with his whole household, having believed in God
F390 Or exhorted

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R942 Acts 14:6
R943 Acts 17:14f; 18:5; 19:22; 20:4; Romans 16:21; 1 Corinthians 4:17; 16:10; 2 Corinthians 1:1,19; Philippians 1:1; 2:19; Colossians 1:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 3:2,6; 2 Thessalonians 1:1; 1 Timothy 1:2,18; 6:20; 2 Timothy 1:2; Philemon 1; Hebrews 13:23
R944 2 Timothy 1:5; 3:15
R945 Acts 16:40
R946 Acts 14:6
R947 Acts 13:51
R948 Galatians 2:3
R949 Acts 15:28f
R950 Acts 15:2
R951 Acts 11:30
R952 Acts 9:31
R953 Acts 2:47
R954 Acts 2:10;
R955 Acts 18:23; 1 Corinthians 16:1; Galatians 1:2; 3:1; 2 Timothy 4:10; 1 Peter 1:1
R956 Acts 2:9
R957 Acts 16:8
R958 1 Peter 1:1
R959 Luke 24:49; Acts 8:29; Romans 8:9; Galatians 4:6; Philippians 1:19; 1 Peter 1:11
R960 Acts 16:7
R961 Acts 16:11; 20:5f; 2 Corinthians 2:12; 2 Timothy 4:13
R962 Acts 9:10
R963 Acts 16:10,12; 18:5; 19:21f,29; 20:1,3; 27:2; Romans 15:26
R964 Acts 9:10
R965 Acts 16:10-17; 20:5-15; 21:1-18;
R966 Acts 14:7
R967 Acts 16:8; 20:5f; 2 Corinthians 2:12; 2 Timothy 4:13
R968 Acts 21:1
R969 Acts 20:6; Philippians 1:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:2
R970 Acts 16:9,10; 18:5; 19:21f,29; 20:1,3; 27:2; Romans 15:26
R971 Acts 16:21
R972 Acts 13:14
R973 Revelation 1:11;
R974 Acts 13:43;
R975 Luke 24:45
R976 Acts 11:14
R977 Acts 16:13
R978 Leviticus 19:31; 20:6,27; Deuteronomy 18:11; 1 Samuel 28:3,7; 2 Kings 21:6; 1 Chronicles 10:13; Isaiah 8:19
R979 Mark 5:7
R980 Mark 16:17
R981 Acts 16:16;
R982 Acts 15:22,40;
R983 Acts 8:3; 17:6f; 21:30; James 2:6
R984 Esther 3:8
R985 Acts 16:12
R986 2 Corinthians 11:25; 1 Thessalonians 2:2
R987 Acts 16:27,36
R988 Job 13:27; 33:11; Jeremiah 20:2f; 29:26
R989 Acts 16:19
R990 Ephesians 5:19
R991 Acts 4:31
R992 Acts 12:10
R993 Acts 12:7
R994 Acts 16:23,36
R995 Acts 12:19
R996 Acts 16:19
R997 Acts 2:37; 22:10
R998 Mark 16:16
R999 Acts 11:14; 16:15
R1000 Acts 16:25
R1001 Acts 11:14; 16:15
R1002 Acts 16:27
R1003 Acts 15:33
R1004 Acts 22:25-29
R1005 Acts 22:29
R1006 Matthew 8:34
R1007 Acts 16:14
R1008 Acts 1:15; 16:2

 
 

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