Paul and Silas in Prison
16As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling. 17She followed Paul and us, crying out, “These men are servants5 of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.” 18And this she kept doing for many days. Paul, having become greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour.
19But when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers. 20And when they had brought them to the magistrates, they said, “These men are Jews, and they are disturbing our city. 21They advocate customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to accept or practice.” 22The crowd joined in attacking them, and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders to beat them with rods. 23And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, ordering the jailer to keep them safely. 24Having received this order, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
The Philippian Jailer Converted
25About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,
- 5 16:17 Greek bondservants
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Three Changed LivesActs 16:12-40 Sermon • 28:58 • ID: 2366
The Baptism DebateActs 16:11-15 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 46:02 • ID: 2191
Witness and WorshipActs 16:25 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 35:21 • ID: 2192
What It Means to Be BaptizedActs 16:13-15 Sermon • 29:27 • ID: 2089
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Songs in the NightActs 16:16-25 Sermon • 24:00 • ID: 1339
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