1Then came hetoDerbeandLystra:and,behold , a certaindisciplewasthere,namedTimotheus, the son of a certainwoman, which was a Jewess, and believed;but his father was a Greek:2Which was well reported of by the brethren that were atLystraandIconium.3HimwouldPaul have to go forthwithhim;andtook and circumcisedhimbecause of the Jewswhichwereinthosequarters:for they knewallthathisfatherwas a Greek.4Andas they went through the cities, they deliveredthem the decrees for to keep , that were ordainedof the apostlesandelderswhich were atJerusalem.5
And sowere the churchesestablished in the faith,andincreased in numberdaily .
6Now when they had gone throughoutPhrygiaand the region of Galatia, and were forbiddenof the HolyGhost to preach the wordinAsia,7
After they were cometoMysia, they assayed to go intoBithynia:but the Spiritsufferedthemnot.8And they passing byMysia came downtoTroas.9And a visionappeared to Paulin the night; There stood a manofMacedonia, and prayedhim , saying , Come overintoMacedonia, and helpus.10Andafter he had seen the vision,immediately we endeavoured to gointoMacedonia, assuredly gatheringthat the Lord had calledus for to preach the gospel unto them.11ThereforeloosingfromTroas, we came with a straight coursetoSamothracia,and the next day toNeapolis;12And from thencetoPhilippi,whichis the chiefacity of that part of Macedonia, and a colony:and we wereinthatcityabidingcertaindays.13And on the sabbathbwewent out of the cityby a river side,whereprayer was wont to be made ; and we sat down , and spake unto the women which resorted thither.
14And a certainwomannamedLydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshippedGod,heard us: whoseheart the Lordopened , that she attended unto the things which were spokenofPaul.15Andwhen she was baptized , andherhousehold, she besought us, saying , If ye have judgedme to befaithful to the Lord,comeintomyhouse, and abide there. And she constrainedus.16And it came to pass , as wewenttoprayer, a certaindamselpossessed with a spirit of divinationcmetus,whichbroughthermastersmuchgain by soothsaying :
The samefollowedPaulandus, and cried , saying , Thesemenare the servants of the most highGod,whichshew unto us the way of salvation.18Andthis did shemanydays.ButPaul, being grieved , turnedandsaid to the spirit, I commandtheein the name of JesusChrist to come out ofher.And he came out the samehour.19And when hermasterssawthat the hope of theirgains was gone , they caughtPaulandSilas, and drew them into the marketplacedunto the rulers,20Andbroughtthem to the magistrates,saying , Thesemen,beingJews, do exceedingly troubleourcity,21Andteachcustoms,whicharenotlawful for us to receive , neither to observe , beingRomans.22And the multitude rose up togetheragainstthem:and the magistrates rent offtheirclothes, and commanded to beat them.
23And when they had laidmanystripes upon them, they cast them intoprison,charging the jailor to keepthemsafely:24Who, having receivedsuch a charge,thrusttheminto the innerprison,andmadetheirfeetfastin the stocks.25AndatmidnightPaulandSilasprayed , and sang praises unto God:and the prisonersheardthem.26Andsuddenly there was a greatearthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken : andimmediatelyall the doors were opened , and every one'sbands were loosed .
27And the keeper of the prisonawaking out of his sleep,andseeing the prisondoorsopen , he drew out his sword, and would have killedhimself,supposing that the prisoners had been fled .
28ButPaulcried with a loudvoice,saying , Dothyselfnoharm:for we areallhere.29Then he called for a light, and sprang in , andcametrembling, and fell down beforePaulandSilas,30Andbroughtthemout, and said , Sirs,whatmustIdoto be saved ?
31And they said , Believeon the LordJesusChrist,andthou shalt be saved , andthyhouse.32And they spake unto him the word of the Lord,and to all that were inhishouse.33And he tookthemthesamehour of the night, and washed their stripes ; and was baptized , heandallhis,straightway.34And when he had broughttheminto his house, he setmeat before them , andrejoiced , believing in God with allhishouse.35And when it wasday, the magistratessent the serjeants,saying , Letthosemengo .
36And the keeper of the prisontoldthissayingtoPaul , The magistrates have sentto let you go : nowthereforedepart , and goinpeace.37ButPaulsaiduntothem, They have beatenusopenlyuncondemned,beingRomans , and have cast us intoprison;andnow do they thrustusoutprivily?nayverily;but let them comethemselves and fetchusout .
38And the serjeantstoldthesewords unto the magistrates:and they feared , when they heardthat they wereRomans.39And they came and besoughtthem,and brought them out , and desired them to depart out of the city.40And they went out of the prison, and enteredinto the house of Lydia:and when they had seen the brethren, they comfortedthem,anddeparted .