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17 She followed Paul and the rest of us.

‘These men are servants of God Most High!’ she would shout out. ‘They are declaring to you the way of salvation!’

18 She did this for many days. Eventually, Paul got fed up with it. He turned round and addressed the spirit.

‘I command you in the name of Jesus the Messiah,’ he said, ‘come out of her!’

And it came out then and there.

19 When the girl’s owners saw that their hope of profit had vanished, they seized Paul and Silas, dragged them into the public square before the authorities,

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