And he came to Derbe and Lystra, and lo, a certain disciple
was there, by name Timotheus son of a certain woman, a believing Jewess, but of
a father, a Greek,
who was well testified to by the brethren in Lystra and
this one did Paul wish to go forth with him, and having
taken him, he circumcised him, because of the Jews who are in those
places, for they all knew his father -- that he was a Greek.
And as they were going on through the cities, they were
delivering to them the decrees to keep, that have been judged by the apostles
and the elders who are in Jerusalem,
then, indeed, were the assemblies established in the faith,
and were abounding in number every day;
and having gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia,
having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia,
having gone toward Mysia, they were trying to go on toward
Bithynia, and the Spirit did not suffer them,
and having passed by Mysia, they came down to Troas.
And a vision through the night appeared to Paul -- a certain
man of Macedonia was standing, calling upon him, and saying, 'Having passed
through to Macedonia, help us;' --
and when he saw the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go
forth to Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord hath called us to preach
good news to them,
having set sail, therefore, from Troas, we came with a
straight course to Samothracia, on the morrow also to Neapolis,
thence also to Philippi, which is a principal city of the
part of Macedonia -- a colony. And we were in this city abiding certain days,
on the sabbath-day also we went forth outside of the city,
by a river, where there used to be prayer, and having sat down, we were
speaking to the women who came together,
and a certain woman, by name Lydia, a seller of purple, of the
city of Thyatira, worshipping God, was hearing, whose heart the Lord did open
to attend to the things spoken by Paul;
and when she was baptized, and her household, she did call
upon us, saying, 'If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, having
entered into my house, remain;' and she constrained us.
And it came to pass in our going on to prayer, a certain
maid, having a spirit of Python, did meet us, who brought much employment to
her masters by soothsaying,
she having followed Paul and us, was crying, saying, 'These
men are servants of the Most High God, who declare to us a way of salvation;'
and this she was doing for many days, but Paul having been
grieved, and having turned, said to the spirit, 'I command thee, in the name of
Jesus Christ, to come forth from her;' and it came forth the same hour.
And her masters having seen that the hope of their
employment was gone, having caught Paul and Silas, drew them to the
market-place, unto the rulers,
and having brought them to the magistrates, they said,
'These men do exceedingly trouble our city, being Jews;
and they proclaim customs that are not lawful for us to
receive nor to do, being Romans.'
And the multitude rose up together against them, and the
magistrates having torn their garments from them, were commanding to beat them
many blows also having laid upon them, they cast them to
prison, having given charge to the jailor to keep them safely,
who such a charge having received, did put them to the inner
prison, and their feet made fast in the stocks.
And at midnight Paul and Silas praying, were singing hymns
to God, and the prisoners were hearing them,
and suddenly a great earthquake came, so that the
foundations of the prison were shaken, opened also presently were all the
doors, and of all -- the bands were loosed;
and the jailor having come out of sleep, and having seen the
doors of the prison open, having drawn a sword, was about to kill himself,
supposing the prisoners to be fled,
and Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Thou mayest
not do thyself any harm, for we are all here.'
And, having asked for a light, he sprang in, and trembling
he fell down before Paul and Silas,
and having brought them forth, said, 'Sirs, what must I do
-- that I may be saved?'
and they said, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou
shalt be saved -- thou and thy house;'
and they spake to him the word of the Lord, and to all those
in his household;
and having taken them, in that hour of the night, he did
bathe them from the blows, and was baptized, himself and all his
having brought them also into his house, he set food before them,
and was glad with all the household, he having believed in God.
And day having come, the magistrates sent the rod-bearers,
saying, 'Let those men go;'
and the jailor told these words unto Paul -- 'The
magistrates have sent, that ye may be let go; now, therefore, having gone forth
go on in peace;'
and Paul said to them, 'Having beaten us publicly
uncondemned -- men, Romans being -- they did cast us to prison, and now
privately do they cast us forth! why no! but having come themselves, let them
bring us forth.'
And the rod-bearers told to the magistrates these sayings,
and they were afraid, having heard that they are Romans,
and having come, they besought them, and having brought them
forth, they were asking them to go forth from the city;
and they, having gone forth out of the prison, entered into the
house of Lydia, and having seen the brethren, they comforted them, and went