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1 And he came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; but his father was a Greek. 1 He came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was a Jewess and a believer, but whose father was a Greek.
2 He was well spoken of by the brethren at Lystra and Ico'nium. 2 The brothers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him.
3 Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him; and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. 3 Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
4 As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions which had been reached by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem. 4 As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey.
5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily. 5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.
6 And they went through the region of Phry'gia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. 6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.
7 And when they had come opposite My'sia, they attempted to go into Bithyn'ia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them; 7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.
8 so, passing by My'sia, they went down to Tro'as. 8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.
9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedo'nia was standing beseeching him and saying, "Come over to Macedo'nia and help us." 9 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us."
10 And when he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedo'nia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. 10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
11 Setting sail therefore from Tro'as, we made a direct voyage to Sam'othrace, and the following day to Ne-ap'olis, 11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day on to Neapolis.
12 and from there to Philip'pi, which is the leading city of the district of Macedo'nia, and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days; 12 From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.
13 and on the sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together. 13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there.
14 One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyati'ra, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to give heed to what was said by Paul. 14 One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message.
15 And when she was baptized, with her household, she besought us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay." And she prevailed upon us. 15 When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. "If you consider me a believer in the Lord," she said, "come and stay at my house." And she persuaded us.
16 As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by soothsaying. 16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling.
17 She followed Paul and us, crying, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation." 17 This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved."
18 And this she did for many days. But Paul was annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, "I charge you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came out that very hour. 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!" At that moment the spirit left her.
19 But when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market place before the rulers; 19 When the owners of the slave girl realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities.
20 and when they had brought them to the magistrates they said, "These men are Jews and they are disturbing our city. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar
21 They advocate customs which it is not lawful for us Romans to accept or practice." 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice."
22 The crowd joined in attacking them; and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders to beat them with rods. 22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten.
23 And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely. 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully.
24 Having received this charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. 24 Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.
25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
26 and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and every one's fetters were unfastened. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody's chains came loose.
27 When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. 27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.
28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here." 28 But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself ! We are all here!"
29 And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas, 29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.
30 and brought them out and said, "Men, what must I do to be saved?" 30 He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
31 And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." 31 They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household."
32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all that were in his house. 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.
33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their wounds, and he was baptized at once, with all his family. 33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized.
34 Then he brought them up into his house, and set food before them; and he rejoiced with all his household that he had believed in God. 34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God--he and his whole family.
35 But when it was day, the magistrates sent the police, saying, "Let those men go." 35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: "Release those men."
36 And the jailer reported the words to Paul, saying, "The magistrates have sent to let you go; now therefore come out and go in peace." 36 The jailer told Paul, "The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace."
37 But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men who are Roman citizens, and have thrown us into prison; and do they now cast us out secretly? No! let them come themselves and take us out." 37 But Paul said to the officers: "They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out."
38 The police reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Roman citizens; 38 The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed.
39 so they came and apologized to them. And they took them out and asked them to leave the city. 39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city.
40 So they went out of the prison, and visited Lydia; and when they had seen the brethren, they exhorted them and departed. 40 After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia's house, where they met with the brothers and encouraged them. Then they left.