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23 And having laid many blows on them, they threw them into prison, having commanded the jailer to keep them securely— 24 who, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and secured their feet to the wood[a].

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25 And about midnight Paul and Silas were singing-praise-to God while praying. And the prisoners were listening-to[b] them.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 16:24 That is, the beam, log, or post, with chains. Or, in the stocks.
  2. Acts 16:25 Or, overhearing.

23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer(A) was commanded to guard them carefully. 24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.(B)

25 About midnight(C) Paul and Silas(D) were praying and singing hymns(E) to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

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