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The Macedonian Call
6 And (A)they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. 7 And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but (B)the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. 8 So, passing by Mysia, they went down (C)to Troas. 9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 And when Paul[a] had seen the vision, immediately (D)we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
The Conversion of Lydia
11 So, setting sail from Troas, we (E)made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis, 12 and from there to (F)Philippi, which is a leading city of the[b] district of Macedonia and (G)a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days. 13 And (H)on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate (I)to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we (J)sat down and spoke to the women who had come together. 14 One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, (K)who was a worshiper of God. The Lord (L)opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15 And after she was baptized, (M)and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she (N)prevailed upon us.Read full chapter