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Acts 16:16-18Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Paul and Silas in Prison

16 Once, as we were on our way to prayer, a slave girl met us who had a spirit of prediction.[a] She made a large profit for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 As she followed Paul and us she cried out, “These men, who are proclaiming to you[b] the way of salvation, are the slaves of the Most High God.” 18 And she did this for many days.

But Paul was greatly aggravated and turning to the spirit, said, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out right away.[c]


  1. Acts 16:16 Or a spirit by which she predicted the future
  2. Acts 16:17 Other mss read us
  3. Acts 16:18 Lit out this hour

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