16:19 But when her owners 1 saw their hope of profit 2 was gone, they seized 3 Paul and Silas and dragged 4 them into the marketplace before the authorities. 16:20 When 5 they had brought them 6 before the magistrates, they said, “These men are throwing our city into confusion. 7 They are 8 Jews 16:21 and are advocating 9 customs that are not lawful for us to accept 10 or practice, 11 since we are 12 Romans.”
16:22 The crowd joined the attack 13 against them, and the magistrates tore the clothes 14 off Paul and Silas 15 and ordered them to be beaten with rods. 16 16:23 After they had beaten them severely, 17 they threw them into prison and commanded 18 the jailer to guard them securely.