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Acts 16

NLT 1 Paul went first to Derbe and then to Lystra, where there was a young disciple named Timothy. His mother was a Jewish believer, but his father was a Greek. NIV 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. NLT 2 Timothy was well thought of by the believers in Lystra and Iconium, NIV 2 The brothers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him. NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 4 Then they went from town to town, instructing the believers to follow the decisions made by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem. NIV 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. NLT 5 So the churches were strengthened in their faith and grew larger every day. NIV 5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers. NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 7 Then coming to the borders of Mysia, they headed north for the province of Bithynia, but again the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to go there. NIV 7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. NLT 8 So instead, they went on through Mysia to the seaport of Troas. NIV 8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. NLT 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!” NIV 9 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." NLT 10 So we decided to leave for Macedonia at once, having concluded that God was calling us to preach the Good News there. NIV 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. NLT 11 We boarded a boat at Troas and sailed straight across to the island of Samothrace, and the next day we landed at Neapolis. NIV 11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day on to Neapolis. NLT 12 From there we reached Philippi, a major city of that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. And we stayed there several days. NIV 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. NLT 13 On the Sabbath we went a little way outside the city to a riverbank, where we thought people would be meeting for prayer, and we sat down to speak with some women who had gathered there. NIV 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. NLT 14 One of them was Lydia from Thyatira, a merchant of expensive purple cloth, who worshiped God. As she listened to us, the Lord opened her heart, and she accepted what Paul was saying. NIV 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. NLT 15 She and her household were baptized, and she asked us to be her guests. “If you agree that I am a true believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my home.” And she urged us until we agreed. NIV 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. NLT 16 One day as we were going down to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit that enabled her to tell the future. She earned a lot of money for her masters by telling fortunes. NIV 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. NLT 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, and they have come to tell you how to be saved.” NIV 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." NLT 18 This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her. NIV 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. NLT 19 Her masters’ hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities at the marketplace. NIV 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. NLT 20 “The whole city is in an uproar because of these Jews!” they shouted to the city officials. NIV 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar NLT 21 “They are teaching customs that are illegal for us Romans to practice.” NIV 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice." NLT 22 A mob quickly formed against Paul and Silas, and the city officials ordered them stripped and beaten with wooden rods. NIV 22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten. NLT 23 They were severely beaten, and then they were thrown into prison. The jailer was ordered to make sure they didn’t escape. NIV 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. NLT 24 So the jailer put them into the inner dungeon and clamped their feet in the stocks. NIV 24 Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. NLT 25 Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. NIV 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. NLT 26 Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off! NIV 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. NLT 27 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. NIV 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. NLT 28 But Paul shouted to him, “Stop! Don’t kill yourself! We are all here!” NIV 28 But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself ! We are all here!" NLT 29 The jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. NIV 29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. NLT 30 Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” NIV 30 He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" NLT 31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.” NIV 31 They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." NLT 32 And they shared the word of the Lord with him and with all who lived in his household. NIV 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. NLT 33 Even at that hour of the night, the jailer cared for them and washed their wounds. Then he and everyone in his household were immediately baptized. NIV 33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized. NLT 34 He brought them into his house and set a meal before them, and he and his entire household rejoiced because they all believed in God. NIV 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. NLT 35 The next morning the city officials sent the police to tell the jailer, “Let those men go!” NIV 35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: "Release those men." NLT 36 So the jailer told Paul, “The city officials have said you and Silas are free to leave. Go in peace.” NIV 36 The jailer told Paul, "The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace." NLT 37 But Paul replied, “They have publicly beaten us without a trial and put us in prison—and we are Roman citizens. So now they want us to leave secretly? Certainly not! Let them come themselves to release us!” NIV 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." NLT 38 When the police reported this, the city officials were alarmed to learn that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens. NIV 38 The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed. NLT 39 So they came to the jail and apologized to them. Then they brought them out and begged them to leave the city. NIV 39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city. NLT 40 When Paul and Silas left the prison, they returned to the home of Lydia. There they met with the believers and encouraged them once more. Then they left town. NIV 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.