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17 This one, while closely-following Paul and us[a], was crying-out, saying, “These men are slaves of the Most-High God[b], who are proclaiming to you a way[c] of salvation”. 18 And she was doing this for many days. And Paul, having been greatly-annoyed, and having turned to the spirit, said, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to depart from her!” And it went out at the very hour.

The Girl’s Masters Have Paul And Silas Beaten And Imprisoned

19 And her masters, having seen that their hope of profit went-out, having taken-hold-of Paul and Silas, dragged them into the marketplace[d] before the rulers.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 16:17 This is the last time Luke includes himself with Paul until 20:5, again in Philippi.
  2. Acts 16:17 Or, god. She may mean the highest of the gods she worships; or, the true God.
  3. Acts 16:17 Or, the way. The hearers probably understood her to mean a way, not the only way.
  4. Acts 16:19 That is, the public square where the rulers and courts were also found.