When the owners of the slave girl realized that their hope of making money1 was gone, they seized Paul and Silas2 and dragged3 them into the marketplace to face the authorities.
They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar421
by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans5 to accept or practice."622
The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten.723
After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer8 was commanded to guard them carefully.
Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.9