Acts 16:20-30 NIV

20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar1

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21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans2 to accept or practice."3

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      22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten.4

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      23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer5 was commanded to guard them carefully.

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          24 Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.6

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          25 About midnight7 Paul and Silas8 were praying and singing hymns9 to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

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          26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken.10 At once all the prison doors flew open,11 and everybody's chains came loose.12

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          27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.13

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          28 But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself ! We are all here!"
          29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.14

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          30 He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"15

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