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Acts 16:16-40

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. 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. 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." 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." 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar NIV 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar NIV 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice." NIV 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice." NIV 22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten. NIV 22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten. NIV 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. NIV 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. NIV 24 Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened 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. NIV 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. NIV 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 28 But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself ! We are all here!" NIV 28 But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself ! We are all here!" NIV 29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. NIV 29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. NIV 30 He then 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?" NIV 31 They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." NIV 31 They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." NIV 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. NIV 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: "Release those men." NIV 35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: "Release those men." NIV 36 The jailer told Paul, "The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can 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." 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." 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." NIV 38 The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed. NIV 38 The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed. NIV 39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city. NIV 39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city. 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. 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.