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Acts 16:16
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Once when we were going to the place of prayer,(ac) we were met by a female slave who had a spirit(ad) by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling.
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Acts 16:17
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She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God,(ae) who are telling you the way to be saved."
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Acts 16:18
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She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!" At that moment the spirit left her.(af)
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Acts 16:19
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When her owners realized that their hope of making money(ag) was gone, they seized Paul and Silas(ah) and dragged(ai) them into the marketplace to face the authorities.
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Acts 16:20
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They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar(aj)
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Acts 16:21
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by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans(ak) to accept or practice."(al)
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Acts 16:22
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The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods.(am)
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Acts 16:23
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After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer(an) was commanded to guard them carefully.
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Acts 16:24
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When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.(ao)
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Acts 16:25
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About midnight(ap) Paul and Silas(aq) were praying and singing hymns(ar) to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
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Acts 16:26
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Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken.(as) At once all the prison doors flew open,(at) and everyone's chains came loose.(au)
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Acts 16:27
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The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.(av)
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Acts 16:28
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But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself! We are all here!"
Acts 16:29
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The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.(aw)
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Acts 16:30
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He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"(ax)
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Acts 16:31
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They replied, "Believe(ay) in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved(az)—you and your household."(ba)
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Acts 16:32
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Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.
Acts 16:33
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At that hour of the night(bb) the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized.(bc)
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Acts 16:34
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The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he(bd) was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.
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Acts 16:35
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When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: "Release those men."
Acts 16:36
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The jailer(be) told Paul, "The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace."(bf)
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Acts 16:37
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But Paul said to the officers: "They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens,(bg) and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out."
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Acts 16:38
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The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed.(bh)
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Acts 16:39
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They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city.(bi)
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Acts 16:40
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After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia's house,(bj) where they met with the brothers and sisters(bk) and encouraged them. Then they left.
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