Bible: Acts 16:19-24

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. 16:24 Receiving such orders, he threw them in the inner cell 19  and fastened their feet in the stocks. 20 

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