Acts 16:21-31 NIV

21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans1 to accept or practice."2

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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.3

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      23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer4 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.5

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          25 About midnight6 Paul and Silas7 were praying and singing hymns8 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.9 At once all the prison doors flew open,10 and everybody's chains came loose.11

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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.12

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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.13

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          30 He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"14

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          31 They replied, "Believe15 in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved16--you and your household."17

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