Bible: Acts 16:35-40
16:35 At daybreak 1 the magistrates 2 sent their police officers, 3 saying, “Release those men.” 16:36 The jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, 4 “The magistrates have sent orders 5 to release you. So come out now and go in peace.” 6 16:37 But Paul said to the police officers, 7 “They had us beaten in public 8 without a proper trial 9 – even though we are Roman citizens 10 – and they threw us 11 in prison. And now they want to send us away 12 secretly? Absolutely not! They 13 themselves must come and escort us out!” 14 16:38 The police officers reported these words to the magistrates. They were frightened when they heard Paul and Silas 15 were Roman citizens 16 16:39 and came 17 and apologized to them. After 18 they brought them out, they asked them repeatedly 19 to leave the city. 16:40 When they came out of the prison, they entered Lydia’s house, and when they saw the brothers, they encouraged them and then 20 departed.
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