Paul camealso to 1Derbe and to 2Lystra. And a disciple was there, named3Timothy, the son of a 4Jewishwoman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek,
and he was wellspoken of by 5the brethren who were in 6Lystra and 7Iconium.
3Paulwantedthisman to ago with him; and he 8took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in thoseparts, for they allknew that his father was a Greek.
4Nowwhile they were passingthrough the cities, they were delivering9the decrees which had been decided upon by 10the apostles and 11elderswho were in Jerusalem, for them to observe.
5So12the churches were being strengthenedbin the faith, and were 13increasing in numberdaily .
They passedthrough the c14Phrygian and 15Galatianregion, having been forbidden by the HolySpirit to speak the word in d16Asia;
and after they came to 17Mysia, they were trying to go into 18Bithynia, and the 19Spirit of Jesus did not permit them;
and passing by 20Mysia, they camedown to 21Troas.
922A visionappeared to Paul in the night: a man of 23Macedonia was standing and appealing to him, and saying, "Comeover to Macedonia and help us."
10When he had seen24the vision, immediately25we sought to ego into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to 26preach the gospel to them.
11Soputting out to sea from 27Troas, we ran28a straightcourse to Samothrace, and on the day following to Neapolis;
and from there to 29Philippi, which is a leadingcity of the district of 30Macedonia, 31a Roman colony; and we were staying in thiscity for somedays.
And on 32the Sabbathday we wentoutside the gate to a riverside , where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we satdown and began speaking to the women who had assembled.
A womannamedLydia, from the city of 33Thyatira, a seller of purplefabrics, 34a worshiper of God, was listening; fand the Lord35opened her heart to respond to the thingsspoken by Paul.
And when she and 36her household had been baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay." And she prevailed upon us.
It happened that as we were going to 37the place of prayer, a slave-girlhaving38a spirit of divinationmet us, who was bringing her mastersmuchprofit by fortune-telling.
17FollowingafterPaul and us, she kept crying out, saying, "Thesemen are bond-servants of 39the MostHighGod, who are proclaiming to you gthe way of salvation."
She continued doingthis for manydays. But Paul was greatlyannoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, "I command you 40in the name of JesusChrist to come out of her!" And it came out at that veryhmoment.
But when her masterssaw that their hope of 41profit was igone, they seized42Paul and Silas and 43dragged them into the marketplacebefore the authorities,
and when they had brought them to the chiefmagistrates, they said, "Thesemen are throwing our city into confusion, beingJews,
and 44are proclaimingcustomswhich it is not lawful for us to acceptor to observe, being45Romans."
The crowdrose up togetheragainst them, and the chiefmagistratestore their jrobesoff them and proceeded to orderkthem to be 46beaten with rods.
When they had struck them with manyblows, they threw them into prison, commanding47the jailer to guard them securely;
24land he, having receivedsuch a command, threw them into the innerprison and fastened their feet in 48the mstocks.
But aboutmidnight49Paul and Silas were praying and 50singinghymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
and suddenly51there came a greatearthquake, so that the foundations of the prisonhouse were shaken; and immediately52all the doors were opened and everyone's53chains were unfastened.
When 54the jailerawoke and saw the prisondoorsopened, he drew his sword and was about55to killhimself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
But Paulcried out with a loudvoice, saying, "Do not harmyourself, for we are allhere!"
And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he felldownbefore56Paul and Silas,
and after he brought them out, he said, "Sirs, 57whatmust I do to be saved?"
They said, "58Believe in the LordJesus, and you will be saved, you and 59your household."
And they spoke the word of nthe Lord to him together with allwho were in his house.
And he took them 60that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household.
And he brought them into his house and setofoodbefore them, and rejoicedpgreatly, having believed in God with 61his wholehousehold.
35Now when daycame, the chiefmagistratessent their policemen, saying, "Releasethosemen."
And 62the jailerreportedthesewords to Paul, saying, "The chiefmagistrates have sent to release you. Thereforecome out now and go63in peace."
But Paulsaid to them, "They have beaten us in publicwithouttrial, 64men who are Romans, and have thrown us into prison; and now are they sending us awaysecretly? Noindeed! But let them comethemselves and bring us out."
The policemenreportedthesewords to the chiefmagistrates. 65They were afraid when they heard that they were Romans,
and they came and appealed to them, and when they had brought them out, they kept begging them 66to leave the city.
They went out of the prison and entered the house of 67Lydia, and when they saw68the brethren, they qencouraged them and departed.