They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar1
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by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans2 to accept or practice."3
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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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After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer5 was commanded to guard them carefully.
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Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.6
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About midnight7 Paul and Silas8 were praying and singing hymns9 to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
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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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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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But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself ! We are all here!"
The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.14
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He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"15
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