and after they came to (A)Mysia, they were trying to go into (B)Bithynia, and the (C)Spirit of Jesus did not allow them; and passing by (D)Mysia, they went down to (E)Troas. (F)And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of (G)Macedonia was standing and pleading with him, and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 When he had seen (H)the vision, (I)we immediately sought to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to (J)preach the gospel to them.

11 So after setting sail from (K)Troas, we ran (L)a straight course to Samothrace, and on the following day to Neapolis; 12 and from there to (M)Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of (N)Macedonia, (O)a Roman colony; and we were spending some days in this city. 13 And on (P)the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were thinking that there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled.

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14 A woman named Lydia was listening; she was a seller of purple fabrics from the city of (Q)Thyatira, and (R)a worshiper of God. [a]The Lord (S)opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.

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  1. Acts 16:14 Lit Whose heart the Lord opened

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