Acts 16:30

30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

Acts 16:30 in Other Translations

KJV
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
ESV
30 Then he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
NLT
30 Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
MSG
30 He led them out of the jail and asked, "Sirs, what do I have to do to be saved, to really live?"
CSB
30 Then he escorted them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"

Acts 16:30 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 16:30

And brought them out
Of the inner prison, to some part of the prison that was more free and open:

and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
he treats them with great reverence now, and addresses them under a title and character of honour and respect; whom but a few hours ago he despised and abhorred, and perhaps knew no name bad enough for them; he now saw himself lost and perishing, and wanted their instructions, advice, and assistance; and as most persons under first awakenings are, so he was, upon the foot of works; thinking he must do something to procure his salvation, and desires to know what it was he must do, that he might set about it directly; and it may be he had heard what the damsel possessed with a spirit of divination had frequently said of Paul and Silas, that they were the servants of the most high God, and showed unto men the way of salvation, ( Acts 16:17 ) and therefore he desires that they would acquaint him with it: his language shows, he was in earnest, and expresses great eagerness, importunity, and haste.

Acts 16:30 In-Context

28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”
29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.
30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.

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