Bible: Acts 16:22-34

16:22 The crowd joined the attack 1  against them, and the magistrates tore the clothes 2  off Paul and Silas 3  and ordered them to be beaten with rods. 4  16:23 After they had beaten them severely, 5  they threw them into prison and commanded 6  the jailer to guard them securely. 16:24 Receiving such orders, he threw them in the inner cell 7  and fastened their feet in the stocks. 8 

16:25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying 9  and singing hymns to God, 10  and the rest of 11  the prisoners were listening to them. 16:26 Suddenly a great earthquake occurred, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. Immediately all the doors flew open, and the bonds 12  of all the prisoners came loose. 16:27 When the jailer woke up 13  and saw the doors of the prison standing open, 14  he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, 15  because he assumed 16  the prisoners had escaped. 16:28 But Paul called out loudly, 17 Do not harm yourself, 18  for we are all here! 16:29 Calling for lights, the jailer 19  rushed in and fell down 20  trembling at the feet of Paul and Silas. 16:30 Then he brought them outside 21  and asked, “Sirs, what must 22  I do to be saved? 16:31 They replied, 23 Believe 24  in the Lord Jesus 25  and you will be saved, you and your household.” 16:32 Then 26  they spoke the word of the Lord 27  to him, along with all those who were in his house. 16:33 At 28  that hour of the night he took them 29  and washed their wounds; 30  then 31  he and all his family 32  were baptized right away. 33  16:34 The jailer 34  brought them into his house and set food 35  before them, and he rejoiced greatly 36  that he had come to believe 37  in God, together with his entire household. 38 

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