Paul having circumcised Timothy,
Acts 16:1 Then came he to Derbe and to Lystra: And beholde, a certayne disciple was there, named Timotheus, a womans sonne which was a Iewesse, and beleued: but his father was a Greke. Acts 16:2 Of whom the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium, reported well. Acts 16:3 Paul woulde that he should go foorth with hym, and toke & circumcised hym, because of the Iewes, which were in those quarters: for they knewe all, that his father was a Greke. Acts 16:4 And as they went through the cities, they delyuered them the decrees for to kepe, that were ordayned of ye Apostles and elders, which were at Hierusalem. Acts 16:5 And so were the Churches stablisshed in the fayth, and encreased in number dayly. Acts 16:6 Nowe when they had gone throughout Phrygia, and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the holy ghost to preache the worde in Asia,
and being called by the Spirit from one country to another,
Acts 16:7 They commyng to Mysia, sought to go into Bithynia: but the spirite suffred them not. Acts 16:8 And they passyng through Mysia, came downe to Troada. Acts 16:9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the nyght: There stoode a man of Macedonia, and prayed hym, saying: Come into Macedonia, and helpe vs. Acts 16:10 And after he had seene ye visio, immediatly we prepared to go into Macedonia, beyng certified that ye Lorde had called vs, for to preache the Gospel vnto them. Acts 16:11 When we loosed foorth then from Troada, we came with a strayght course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis: Acts 16:12 And from thence, to Philippos, which is the chiefe citie in the partes of Macedonia, and a free citie: And we were in that citie abydyng certayne dayes. Acts 16:13 And on the day of the Sabbothes, we went out of the citie, besydes a ryuer, where prayer was wont to be made: And we sate downe, and spake vnto the women which resorted thyther.
Acts 16:14 And a certayne woman, named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the citie of the Thyatirians, which worshipped God, gaue vs audience: Whose hearte the Lorde opened, that she attended vnto the thynges which Paul spake. Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her householde, she besought vs, saying: Yf ye haue iudged me to be faythfull to the Lorde, come into my house, and abyde there. And she constrayned vs.
casteth out a spirit of divination.
Acts 16:16 And it came to passe, as we went to prayer, a certayne damsell, possessed with a spirite of southsaying met vs: which brought her maisters much vantage with southsaying. Acts 16:17 The same folowed Paul and vs, and cryed, saying: These men are the seruauntes of the most hye God, which shewe vnto vs the way of saluation. Acts 16:18 And this dyd she many dayes. But Paul not content, turned about, & sayde to the spirite, I commaunde thee in the name of Iesu Christe, that thou come out of her. And he came out the same houre.
For which cause he and Silas are whipped and imprisoned.
Acts 16:19 And when her maisters sawe that the hope of their gaynes was gone, they caught Paul & Silas, and drewe them into the market place, vnto the rulers, Acts 16:20 And brought them to the officers, saying: These men trouble our citie, being Iewes: Acts 16:21 And preache ordinaunces, which are not lawfull for vs to receaue, neither to obserue, seeyng we are Romanes. Acts 16:22 And the people ran agaynst them, and the officers rent their clothes, and commaunded them to be beaten with roddes. Acts 16:23 And when they had beaten them sore, they cast them into pryson, commaundyng the iayler of the pryson to kepe them diligently. Acts 16:24 Which when he had receaued such commaundement, thrust them into the inner pryson, and made their feete fast in the stockes.
Acts 16:25 And at mydnyght Paul and Silas prayed, and lauded God. And the prysoners hearde them.
The prison doors are opened.
Acts 16:26 And sodenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundation of the pryson was shaken, and immediatly all the doores opened, and euery mans bandes were loosed. Acts 16:27 When the keper of the pryson waked out of his sleepe, and sawe the pryson doores open, he drewe out his sworde and woulde haue kylled hym selfe, supposyng that the prysoners had ben fled. Acts 16:28 But Paul cryed with a loude voyce, saying: Do thy selfe no harme, for we are all here. Acts 16:29 Then he called for a lyght, and sprang in, and came tremblyng, and fell downe before Paul and Silas, Acts 16:30 And brought them out, & sayde: Syrs, what must I do to be saued?
The jailer is converted,
Acts 16:31 And they sayde: beleue on the Lorde Iesus Christe, and thou shalt be saued, and thy householde. Acts 16:32 And they spake vnto hym the worde of the Lorde, and to all that were in his house. Acts 16:33 And he toke them the same houre of the nyght, and wasshed their woundes, and was baptized hym selfe, & all they of his householde strayghtway. Acts 16:34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and ioyed that he with all his householde beleued on God. Acts 16:35 And when it was day, the officers sent the sergeauntes, saying: Let those men go. Acts 16:36 And the keper of the pryson tolde this saying to Paul, the officers haue sent worde to loose you. Nowe therfore, get you hence, and go in peace.
and they are delivered.
Acts 16:37 Then sayde Paul vnto them: They haue beaten vs openly vncondempned, beyng Romanes, and haue cast vs into pryson: and nowe woulde they thrust vs out priuily? Nay veryly, but let them come them selues, and fet vs out. Acts 16:38 And the sergeaunts tolde these wordes vnto the officers, and they feared when they hearde that they were Romanes. Acts 16:39 And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired the to depart out of the citie. Acts 16:40 And they went out of the pryson, and entred into the [house] of Lydia, & when they had seene the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.