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Acts 16:3-13 (New International Version)

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3 Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.1 4 As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders2 in Jerusalem3 for the people to obey.4 5 So the churches were strengthened5 in the faith and grew daily in numbers.6

Paul's Vision of the Man of Macedonia

6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia7 and Galatia,8 having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.9 7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus10 would not allow them to. 8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.11 9 During the night Paul had a vision12 of a man of Macedonia13 standing and begging him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." 10 After Paul had seen the vision, we14 got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel15 to them.

Lydia's Conversion in Philippi

11 From Troas16 we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day on to Neapolis. 12 From there we traveled to Philippi,17 a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia.18 And we stayed there several days. 13 On the Sabbath19 we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there.
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