- And he came also to Derbe and to Lystra: and behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewess that believed;
but his father was a Greek.
- The same was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.
- Him would Paul have to go forth with him;
and he took and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those parts: for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
- And as they went on their way through the cities, they delivered them the decrees to keep which had been ordained of the apostles and elders that were at Jerusalem.
- So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.
- And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden of the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia;
- and when they were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia;
and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not;
- and passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas.
- And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: There was a man of Macedonia standing, beseeching him, and saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.
- And when he had seen the vision, straightway we sought to go forth into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
- Setting sail therefore from Troas, we made a straight course to Samothrace, and the day following to Neapolis;
- and from thence to Philippi, which is a city of Macedonia, the first of the district, a [Roman] colony: and we were in this city tarrying certain days.
- And on the sabbath day we went forth without the gate by a river side, where we supposed there was a place of prayer;
and we sat down, and spake unto the women that were come together.
- And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple of the city of Thyatira, one that worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened to give heed unto the things which were spoken by Paul.
- And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide [there].
And she constrained us.
- And it came to pass, as we were going to the place of prayer, that a certain maid having a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much gain by soothsaying.
- The same following after Paul and us cried out, saying, These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim unto you the way of salvation.
- And this she did for many days.
But Paul, being sore troubled, turned and said to the spirit, I charge thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.
And it came out that very hour.
- But when her masters saw that the hope of their gain was gone, they laid hold on Paul and Silas, and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers,
- and when they had brought them unto the magistrates, they said, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,
- and set forth customs which it is not lawful for us to receive, or to observe, being Romans.
- And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent their garments off them, and commanded to beat them with rods.
- And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:
- who, having received such a charge, cast them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
- But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns unto God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
- and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison-house were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
- And the jailor, being roused out of sleep and seeing the prison doors open, drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
- But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
- And he called for lights and sprang in, and, trembling for fear, fell down before Paul and Silas,
- and brought them out and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
- And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.
- And they spake the word of the Lord unto him, with all that were in his house.
- And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes;
and was baptized, he and all his, immediately.
- And he brought them up into his house, and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, with all his house, having believed in God.
- But when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go.
- And the jailor reported the words to Paul, [saying], The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore come forth, and go in peace.
- But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men that are Romans, and have cast us into prison;
and do they now cast us out privily?
but let them come themselves and bring us out.
- And the sergeants reported these words unto the magistrates: and they feared when they heard that they were Romans;
- and they came and besought them;
and when they had brought them out, they asked them to go away from the city.
- And they went out of the prison, and entered into [the house] of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.