Paul and Silas Imprisoned

22 The crowd joined in an attack 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 Now 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 was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison 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, thinking that the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul called out with a loud voice, saying, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!” 29 And the jailer asked 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?”

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Footnotes

  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