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Passage Lookup: Acts 16

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Acts 16:1
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Paul came also to (a)Derbe and to (b)Lystra. And a disciple was there, named (c)Timothy, the son of a (d)Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek,
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Acts 16:2
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and he was well spoken of by (e)the brethren who were in (f)Lystra and (g)Iconium.
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Acts 16:3
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Paul wanted this man to [a]go with him; and he (h)took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those parts, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
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Acts 16:4
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Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering (i)the decrees which had been decided upon by (j)the apostles and (k)elders who were in Jerusalem, for them to observe.
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Acts 16:5
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So (l)the churches were being strengthened [b]in the faith, and were (m)increasing in number daily.
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Acts 16:6
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They passed through the [c](n)Phrygian and (o)Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in [d](p)Asia;
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Acts 16:7
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and after they came to (q)Mysia, they were trying to go into (r)Bithynia, and the (s)Spirit of Jesus did not permit them;
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Acts 16:8
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and passing by (t)Mysia, they came down to (u)Troas.
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Acts 16:9
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(v)A vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of (w)Macedonia was standing and appealing to him, and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us."
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Acts 16:10
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When he had seen (x)the vision, immediately (y)we sought to [e]go into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to (z)preach the gospel to them.
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Acts 16:11
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So putting out to sea from (aa)Troas, we ran (ab)a straight course to Samothrace, and on the day following to Neapolis;
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Acts 16:12
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and from there to (ac)Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of (ad)Macedonia, (ae)a Roman colony; and we were staying in this city for some days.
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Acts 16:13
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And on (af)the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled.
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Acts 16:14
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A woman named Lydia, from the city of (ag)Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, (ah)a worshiper of God, was listening; [f]and the Lord (ai)opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.
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Acts 16:15
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And when she and (aj)her household had been baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay." And she prevailed upon us.
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Acts 16:16
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It happened that as we were going to (ak)the place of prayer, a slave-girl having (al)a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortune-telling.
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Acts 16:17
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Following after Paul and us, she kept crying out, saying, "These men are bond-servants of (am)the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you [g]the way of salvation."
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Acts 16:18
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She continued doing this for many days. But Paul was greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, "I command you (an)in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" And it came out at that very [h]moment.
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Acts 16:19
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But when her masters saw that their hope of (ao)profit was [i]gone, they seized (ap)Paul and Silas and (aq)dragged them into the market place before the authorities,
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Acts 16:20
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and when they had brought them to the chief magistrates, they said, "These men are throwing our city into confusion, being Jews,
Acts 16:21
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and (ar)are proclaiming customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being (as)Romans."
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Acts 16:22
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The crowd rose up together against them, and the chief magistrates tore their [j]robes off them and proceeded to order [k]them to be (at)beaten with rods.
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Acts 16:23
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When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding (au)the jailer to guard them securely;
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Acts 16:24
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[l]and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in (av)the [m]stocks.
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Acts 16:25
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But about midnight (aw)Paul and Silas were praying and (ax)singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
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Acts 16:26
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and suddenly (ay)there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately (az)all the doors were opened and everyone's (ba)chains were unfastened.
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Acts 16:27
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When (bb)the jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about (bc)to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
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Acts 16:28
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But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!"
Acts 16:29
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And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before (bd)Paul and Silas,
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Acts 16:30
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and after he brought them out, he said, "Sirs, (be)what must I do to be saved?"
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Acts 16:31
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They said, "(bf)Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and (bg)your household."
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Acts 16:32
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And they spoke the word of [n]the Lord to him together with all who were in his house.
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Acts 16:33
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And he took them (bh)that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household.
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Acts 16:34
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And he brought them into his house and set [o]food before them, and rejoiced [p]greatly, having believed in God with (bi)his whole household.
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Acts 16:35
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Now when day came, the chief magistrates sent their policemen, saying, "Release those men."
Acts 16:36
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And (bj)the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The chief magistrates have sent to release you. Therefore come out now and go (bk)in peace."
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Acts 16:37
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But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us in public without trial, (bl)men who are Romans, and have thrown us into prison; and now are they sending us away secretly? No indeed! But let them come themselves and bring us out."
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Acts 16:38
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The policemen reported these words to the chief magistrates. (bm)They were afraid when they heard that they were Romans,
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Acts 16:39
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and they came and appealed to them, and when they had brought them out, they kept begging them (bn)to leave the city.
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Acts 16:40
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They went out of the prison and entered the house of (bo)Lydia, and when they saw (bp)the brethren, they [q]encouraged them and departed.
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