Acts 16:2-12 NLT

2 Timothy was well thought of by the believersa in Lystra and Iconium,

References for Acts 16:2

    • 16:2 - Greek brothers; also in 16:40 .
      3 so Paul wanted him to join them on their journey. In deference to the Jews of the area, he arranged for Timothy to be circumcised before they left, for everyone knew that his father was a Greek.
      4 Then they went from town to town, instructing the believers to follow the decisions made by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem.
      5 So the churches were strengthened in their faith and grew larger every day.
      6 Next Paul and Silas traveled through the area of Phrygia and Galatia, because the Holy Spirit had prevented them from preaching the word in the province of Asia at that time.
      7 Then coming to the borders of Mysia, they headed north for the province of Bithynia,b but again the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to go there.

      References for Acts 16:7

        • 16:7 - Phrygia, Galatia, Asia, Mysia, and Bithynia were all districts in what is now Turkey.
          8 So instead, they went on through Mysia to the seaport of Troas.
          9 That night Paul had a vision: A man from Macedonia in northern Greece was standing there, pleading with him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us!”
          10 So wec decided to leave for Macedonia at once, having concluded that God was calling us to preach the Good News there.

          References for Acts 16:10

            • 16:10 - Luke, the writer of this book, here joined Paul and accompanied him on his journey.
              11 We boarded a boat at Troas and sailed straight across to the island of Samothrace, and the next day we landed at Neapolis.
              12 From there we reached Philippi, a major city of that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. And we stayed there several days.