We sailed from Troas straight for Samothrace and came to Neapolis the following day.
From there we went to Philippi, a city of Macedonia's first district and a Roman colony. We stayed in that city several days.
On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the riverbank, where we thought there might be a place for prayer. We sat down and began to talk with the women who had gathered.
One of those women was Lydia, a Gentile God-worshipper from the city of Thyatira, a dealer in purple cloth. As she listened, the Lord enabled her to embrace Paul's message.
Once she and her household were baptized, she urged, "Now that you have decided that I am a believer in the Lord, come and stay in my house." And she persuaded us.
One day, when we were on the way to the place for prayer, we met a slave woman. She had a spirit that enabled her to predict the future. She made a lot of money for her owners through fortune-telling.
She began following Paul and us, shouting, "These people are servants of the Most High God! They are proclaiming a way of salvation to you!"