Paul and Silas Imprisoned

22 The crowd rose up together against them, and the chief magistrates tore their [a]robes off them and proceeded to order [b]them to be (A)beaten with rods. 23 When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding (B)the jailer to guard them securely; 24 [c]and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in (C)the [d]stocks.

25 But about midnight (D)Paul and Silas were praying and (E)singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; 26 and suddenly (F)there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately (G)all the doors were opened and everyone’s (H)chains were unfastened. 27 When (I)the jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about (J)to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!” 29 And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before (K)Paul and Silas, 30 and after he brought them out, he said, “Sirs, (L)what must I do to be saved?”

The Jailer Converted

31 They said, “(M)Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and (N)your household.” 32 And they spoke the word of [e]the Lord to him together with all who were in his house. 33 And he took them (O)that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household. 34 And he brought them into his house and set [f]food before them, and rejoiced [g]greatly, having believed in God with (P)his whole household.

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  1. Acts 16:22 Or outer garments
  2. Acts 16:22 Lit to beat with rods
  3. Acts 16:24 Lit who
  4. Acts 16:24 Lit wood
  5. Acts 16:32 Two early mss read God
  6. Acts 16:34 Lit a table
  7. Acts 16:34 Or greatly with his whole household, having believed in God