Acts 16:22-26

22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods.
23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully.
24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
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 everyone’s chains came loose.

Acts 16:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.
ESV
22 The crowd joined in attacking them, and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders to beat them with rods.
NLT
22 A mob quickly formed against Paul and Silas, and the city officials ordered them stripped and beaten with wooden rods.
MSG
22 By this time the crowd had turned into a restless mob out for blood.
CSB
22 Then the mob joined in the attack against them, and the chief magistrates stripped off their clothes and ordered them to be beaten with rods.

Acts 16:22-26 In-Context

20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar
21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”
22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods.
23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully.
24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
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 everyone’s chains came loose.
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 shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”

Cross References 9

  • 1. 2 Corinthians 11:25; 1 Thessalonians 2:2
  • 2. ver 27,36
  • 3. Job 13:27; Job 33:11; Jeremiah 20:2,3; Jeremiah 29:26
  • 4. Psalms 119:55,62
  • 5. S Acts 15:22
  • 6. S Ephesians 5:19
  • 7. Acts 4:31
  • 8. Acts 5:19; Acts 12:10
  • 9. Acts 12:7
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