Paul having circumcised Timothy,
Acts 16:1 Then cam he to Derba and to Lystra, And beholde, a certayne dyscyple was there named Timotheus a womans sonne, which was a Iewesse and beleued: but hys father was a Greke. Acts 16:2 Of whom reported well the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium Acts 16:3 Hym wold Paul that he shulde go forth with him, & toke and circumcised hym, because of the Iewes which were in those quarters: for they knewe all, that hys father was a Greke. Acts 16:4 As they went thorowe the cyties, they deliuered them the decrees for to kepe, that were ordeyned of the Apostles and elders, which were at Ierusalem. Acts 16:5 And so were the congregacyons stablyshed in the fayth, and encreased in nombre dayly. Acts 16:6 When they had gone thorow out Phrigia. and the region of Galacia, and were forbydden of the holy ghost to preach the word in Asia,
and being called by the Spirit from one country to another,
Acts 16:7 they came to Mysya, and sought to go into Bethynia. But the sprete soffred them not Acts 16:8 But whan they had gone thorow Mysia they came downe to Troada. Acts 16:9 And a visyon appered to Paul in the nyght. There stode a man of Macedonia and prayed him, saying: come into Macedonia, and helpe vs. Acts 16:10 After he had sene the vision, immediatly we prepared to go into Macedonia, beinge certifyed that the Lorde had called vs, for to preach þe gospell vnto them. Acts 16:11 Whan we losed forth then from Troada, we came wt a strayte course to Samothracia, and þe nexte daye to Neapolin, Acts 16:12 & from thence to Philippos, which is the chefe cytie in þe partes of Macedonia, & a fre cytie. We were in that cytie abydinge certayne dayes. Acts 16:13 And on þe Saboth dayes we went out of the citie besydes a ryuer, where men were wont to praye. And we sate downe, & spake vnto the wemen which resorted thyther.
Acts 16:14 And a certayne woman (named Lydia) a seller of purple, of þe cytie of Thyatira, which worshypped God, gaue vs audience. Whose hert the Lorde opened, that she attended vnto the thynges, which Paul spake. Acts 16:15 When she was baptised, and her housholde, she besought vs, sayinge: If ye thyncke that I beleue on the Lorde, come into my house, and abyde there. And she constrayned vs.
casteth out a spirit of divination.
Acts 16:16 And it fortuned as we went to prayer, a certayn damsell possessed with a sprete that prophesyed, met vs, which brought her master: & mastres moche vauntage wt Prophesyinge. Acts 16:17 The same folowed Paul and vs, and cryed, sayinge: these men are the seruauntes of the most hye God, which shew vnto vs the waye of saluacyon. Acts 16:18 And thys dyd she many dayes. But Paul not content, turned aboute, and sayde to the sprete. I commaunde the in the name of Iesu Christ, 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 master and mastres sawe that þe hope of their gaynes was gone, they caught Paul and Sylas, and drue them into the market place vnto the rulars, Acts 16:20 & brought them to the officers, sayinge: These men trouble oure cytie seing they are Iewes, Acts 16:21 & preach ordinaunces, which are not laufull for vs to receaue, nether to obserue, seynge we are Romanys. Acts 16:22 And the people ranne agaynst them, and the officers rent their clothes, & commaunded them to be beaten with roddes. Acts 16:23 And when they had beaten them sore, they cast them into preson, commaundynge the iayler of the preson to kepe them diligently. Acts 16:24 Which when he had receaued such commaundement, thrust them into the ynner preson, & made theyr fete fast in the stockes.
Acts 16:25 At mydnyght Paul & Sylas prayed, and lauded God. And the presoners hearde them.
The prison doors are opened.
Acts 16:26 And sodenly ther was a greate erthquake, so that the foundacion of the preson was shaken, and immediatly all the dores opened and euery mannes bandes were loosed. Acts 16:27 When þe keper of the preson waked out of his slepe and sawe the preson dores open, he drue out his swearde and wolde haue kylled him selfe supposyng that the presoners had bene fledd. Acts 16:28 But Paul cryed with a loude voyce, saying: do thy selfe no harme, for we are all heare. Acts 16:29 Then he called for a lyght and sprange in and ran tremblynge vnto Paul, and fell downe at the fete of Paul & Sylas, 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, & thou shalt be saued & thy housholde. Acts 16:32 And they preached vnto him the worde of þe Lord, & to all that were in hys house. Acts 16:33 And he toke them þe same houre of the nyght, & wasshed their woundes, and was baptised and all they of hys housholde strayght waye. Acts 16:34 And when he had brought them into hys house, he set meate before them, and ioyed that he with all his housholde, beleued on God. Acts 16:35 And when it was daye, the officers sent þe ministers, saying: let those men go. Acts 16:36 The keper of the preson tolde this sayinge to Paul: the officers haue sent word to lose you. Now 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 vncondemned, for all that we are Romayns, and haue cast vs into preson: & now wolde they sende vs awaye preuely? Naye Uerely, but let them come them selues, & fet vs out. Acts 16:38 When the ministers tolde these wordes vnto the officers, they feared when they hearde, that they were Romaynes Acts 16:39 they cam and besought them: and brought them out, and desyred them, to departe out of the cytie. Acts 16:40 And they went out of the preson, and entred into the house of Lidia, and when they had sene the brethren, they conforted them, and departed.