Parallel Bible results for Acts 16:22-40

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Acts 16:22-40

GNT 22 And the crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas. Then the officials tore the clothes off Paul and Silas and ordered them to be whipped. NIV 22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. GNT 23 After a severe beating, they were thrown into jail, and the jailer was ordered to lock them up tight. NIV 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. GNT 24 Upon receiving this order, the jailer threw them into the inner cell and fastened their feet between heavy blocks of wood. NIV 24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. GNT 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. GNT 26 Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, which shook the prison to its foundations. At once all the doors opened, and the chains fell off all the prisoners. 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. GNT 27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he thought that the prisoners had escaped; so he pulled out 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. GNT 28 But Paul shouted at the top of his voice, "Don't harm yourself! We are all here!" NIV 28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” GNT 29 The jailer called for a light, rushed in, and fell trembling at the feet of Paul and Silas. NIV 29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. GNT 30 Then he led 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?” GNT 31 They answered, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved - you and your family." NIV 31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” GNT 32 Then they preached the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in the house. NIV 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. GNT 33 At that very hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; and he and all his family were baptized at once. 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. GNT 34 Then he took Paul and Silas up into his house and gave them some food to eat. He and his family were filled with joy, because they now believed 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. GNT 35 The next morning the Roman authorities sent police officers with the order, "Let those men go." NIV 35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.” GNT 36 So the jailer told Paul, "The officials have sent an order for you and Silas to be released. You may leave, then, and 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.” GNT 37 But Paul said to the police officers, "We were not found guilty of any crime, yet they whipped us in public - and we are Roman citizens! Then they threw us in prison. And now they want to send us away secretly? Not at all! The Roman officials themselves must come here and let 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.” GNT 38 The police officers reported these words to the Roman officials; and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were afraid. NIV 38 The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed. GNT 39 So they went and apologized to them; then they led them out of the prison and asked them to leave the city. NIV 39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city. GNT 40 Paul and Silas left the prison and went to Lydia's house. There they met the believers, spoke words of encouragement to them, and 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 sisters and encouraged them. Then they left.

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