16:1 Then he came to Derbe and Lystra: and behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain woman who was a Jewess, and believed, but his father was a Greek. Acts
16:2 He was well reported of by the brothers who were at Lystra and Iconium. Acts
16:3 Paul wished to have him go forth with him; and took and circumcised him, because of the Jews who were in those quarters: for they all knew that his father was a Greek. Acts
16:4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep that were ordained by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem. Acts
16:5 And so the assemblies were established in the faith, and increased in number daily.
16:6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia; Acts
16:7 After they had come to Mysia, they essayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit did not allow them. Acts
16:8 And they, passing by Mysia, came down to Troas. Acts
16:9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood there, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. Acts
16:10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering, that YHWH had called us to preach the gospel to them.
16:11 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis; Acts
16:12 And from there to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding some days. Acts
16:13 And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was accustomed to be made; and we sat down, and spoke to the women who resorted there.
16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped Elohim, heard us: whose heart YHWH opened, so that she attended to the things which were spoken by Paul. Acts
16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she prayed us, saying, If you* have judged me to be faithful to YHWH, come into my house, and abide there: And she constrained us.
16:16 And it came to pass as we went to prayer, a certain maiden possessed with a spirit of divination, met us, who brought her masters much gain by sooth-saying: Acts
16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high Elohim, who show the way of salvation to us. Acts
16:18 And she did this many days. But Paul being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command you in the name of YASHUWAH the Messiah to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
16:19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the market-place to the rulers, Acts
16:20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, exceedingly trouble our city, Acts
16:21 And teach customs which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.
16:22 And the multitude rose together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. Acts
16:23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely. Acts
16:24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to Elohim: and the prisoners heard them. Acts
16:26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bands were loosed. Acts
16:27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, drew out his sword, and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had fled. Acts
16:28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do yourself no harm: for we are all here. Acts
16:29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas; Acts
16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
16:31 And they said, Believe in the Master YASHUWAH the Messiah, and you and your house shall be saved. Acts
16:32 And they spoke to him the word of YHWH, and to all who were in his house. Acts
16:33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes. Then he was baptized ~ he and all his household ~ without delay. Acts
16:34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them, and rejoiced, believing in Elohim with all his house.
16:35 And when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go. Acts
16:36 And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul: The magistrates have sent to let you* go. Now therefore depart, and go in peace. Acts
16:37 But Paul said to them, They have beaten us openly and uncondemned ~ we being Romans ~ and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privately? truly not; but let them come themselves and bring us out. Acts
16:38 And the sergeants told these words to the magistrates: and they feared when they heard that they were Romans. Acts
16:39 And they came and prayed them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city. Acts
16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brothers, they comforted them, and departed.