The Conversion of Lydia
So, setting sail from Troas, we n made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis,
and from there to o Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and p a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days.
And q on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate r to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we s sat down and spoke to the women who had come together.
One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, t who was a worshiper of God. The Lord u opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.
And after she was baptized, v and her household as well, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay." And she w prevailed upon us.
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And when we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:
1 Thessalonians 2:2
But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.
They advocate customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to accept or practice.
But they went on from Perga and came to Antioch in Pisidia. And on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.
I gathered them to the river that runs to Ahava, and there we camped three days. As I reviewed the people and the priests, I found there none of the sons of Levi.
Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods.
By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.
Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.
And he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. His house was next door to the synagogue.
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
He will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.
But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
But they urged him strongly, saying, "Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent." So he went in to stay with them.