Parallel Bible results for Acts 16:9-25

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Acts 16:9-25

CEB 9 A vision of a man from Macedonia came to Paul during the night. He stood urging Paul, "Come over to Macedonia and help us!" NRS 9 During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." CEB 10 Immediately after he saw the vision, we prepared to leave for the province of Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them. NRS 10 When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them. CEB 11 We sailed from Troas straight for Samothrace and came to Neapolis the following day. NRS 11 We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, CEB 12 From there we went to Philippi, a city of Macedonia's first district and a Roman colony. We stayed in that city several days. NRS 12 and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. CEB 13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the riverbank, where we thought there might be a place for prayer. We sat down and began to talk with the women who had gathered. NRS 13 On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. CEB 14 One of those women was Lydia, a Gentile God-worshipper from the city of Thyatira, a dealer in purple cloth. As she listened, the Lord enabled her to embrace Paul's message. NRS 14 A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. CEB 15 Once she and her household were baptized, she urged, "Now that you have decided that I am a believer in the Lord, come and stay in my house." And she persuaded us. NRS 15 When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home." And she prevailed upon us. CEB 16 One day, when we were on the way to the place for prayer, we met a slave woman. She had a spirit that enabled her to predict the future. She made a lot of money for her owners through fortune-telling. NRS 16 One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave-girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. CEB 17 She began following Paul and us, shouting, "These people are servants of the Most High God! They are proclaiming a way of salvation to you!" NRS 17 While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, "These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation." CEB 18 She did this for many days. This annoyed Paul so much that he finally turned and said to the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ, I command you to leave her!" It left her at that very moment. NRS 18 She kept doing this for many days. But Paul, very much annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, "I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came out that very hour. CEB 19 Her owners realized that their hope for making money was gone. They grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the officials in the city center. NRS 19 But when her owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities. CEB 20 When her owners approached the legal authorities, they said, "These people are causing an uproar in our city. They are Jews NRS 20 When they had brought them before the magistrates, they said, "These men are disturbing our city; they are Jews CEB 21 who promote customs that we Romans can't accept or practice." NRS 21 and are advocating customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to adopt or observe." CEB 22 The crowd joined in the attacks against Paul and Silas, so the authorities ordered that they be stripped of their clothes and beaten with a rod. NRS 22 The crowd joined in attacking them, and the magistrates had them stripped of their clothing and ordered them to be beaten with rods. CEB 23 When Paul and Silas had been severely beaten, the authorities threw them into prison and ordered the jailer to secure them with great care. NRS 23 After they had given them a severe flogging, they threw them into prison and ordered the jailer to keep them securely. CEB 24 When he received these instructions, he threw them into the innermost cell and secured their feet in stocks. NRS 24 Following these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. CEB 25 Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. NRS 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.