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Acts 16

CEB 1 Paul reached Derbe, and then Lystra, where there was a disciple named Timothy. He was the son of a believing Jewish woman and a Greek father. NIV 1 Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek. CEB 2 The brothers and sisters in Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him. NIV 2 The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him. CEB 3 Paul wanted to take Timothy with him, so he circumcised him. This was because of the Jews who lived in those areas, for they all knew Timothy's father was 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. CEB 4 As Paul and his companions traveled through the cities, they instructed Gentile believers to keep the regulations put in place 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. CEB 5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and every day their numbers flourished. NIV 5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers. CEB 6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the regions of Phrygia and Galatia because the Holy Spirit kept them from speaking the word in the province of Asia. 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. CEB 7 When they approached the province of Mysia, they tried to enter the province of Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus wouldn't let them. 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. CEB 8 Passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas instead. NIV 8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. 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!" 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.” 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. 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. CEB 11 We sailed from Troas straight for Samothrace and came to Neapolis the following day. NIV 11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 14 One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. 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. 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. 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. NIV 16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners 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!" NIV 17 She 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.” 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. NIV 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed 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. 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. NIV 19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face 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 NIV 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar CEB 21 who promote customs that we Romans can't accept or practice." NIV 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.” 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. NIV 22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and 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. NIV 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. CEB 24 When he received these instructions, he threw them into the innermost cell and secured their feet in stocks. NIV 24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner 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. NIV 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. CEB 26 All at once there was such a violent earthquake that it shook the prison's foundations. The doors flew open and everyone'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 everyone’s chains came loose. CEB 27 When the jailer awoke and saw the open doors of the prison, he thought the prisoners had escaped, so he drew his sword and was about 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. CEB 28 But Paul shouted loudly, "Don't harm yourself! We're all here!" NIV 28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” CEB 29 The jailer called for some 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. CEB 30 He led them outside and asked, "Honorable masters, what must I do to be rescued?" NIV 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” CEB 31 They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your entire household." NIV 31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” CEB 32 They spoke the Lord's word to him and everyone else in his house. NIV 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. CEB 33 Right then, in the middle of the night, the jailer welcomed them and washed their wounds. 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 household were baptized. CEB 34 He brought them into his home and gave them a meal. He was overjoyed because he and everyone in his household had come to believe 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 household. CEB 35 The next morning the legal authorities sent the police to the jailer with the order "Release those people." NIV 35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.” CEB 36 So the jailer reported this to Paul, informing him, "The authorities sent word that you both are to be released. You can leave now. 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.” CEB 37 Paul told the police, "Even though we are Roman citizens, they beat us publicly without first finding us guilty of a crime, and they threw us into prison. And now they want to send us away secretly? No way! They themselves will have to come 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.” CEB 38 The police reported this to the legal authorities, who 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. CEB 39 They came and consoled Paul and Silas, escorting them out of prison and begging them to leave the city. NIV 39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city. CEB 40 Paul and Silas left the prison and made their way to Lydia's house where they encouraged the brothers and sisters. Then they left Philippi. NIV 40 After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house, where they met with the brothers and sisters and encouraged them. Then they left.

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