The jailer woke up to see the prison doors wide open. He assumed the prisoners had escaped, so he drew his sword to kill himself.
But Paul shouted to him, "Don't do it! We are all here!"
Trembling with fear, the jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down before Paul and Silas.
He brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
They replied, "Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with your entire household."
Then they shared the word of the Lord with him and all who lived in his household.
That same hour the jailer washed their wounds, and he and everyone in his household were immediately baptized.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)