Paul and Silas in Prison

Acts 16

16 As we were going to x the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had y a spirit of z divination and a brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and us, b crying out, "These men are c servants 1 of d the Most High God, who proclaim to you e the way of salvation." 18 And this she kept doing for many days. Paul, having become greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, f "I command you g in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And h it came out that very hour.

19 But i when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and j dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers. 20 And when they had brought them to the magistrates, they said, "These men are Jews, and they are disturbing our city. 21 They k advocate customs that are not lawful for us l as Romans to accept or practice." 22 The crowd joined in attacking them, and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders m to beat them with rods. 23 And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, ordering the jailer to keep them safely. 24 Having received this order, he put them into the inner n prison and fastened their feet in o the stocks.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 16:13
    And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together.
  2. Cross References
    Luke 13:11
    And there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.
  3. Cross References
    Leviticus 19:31
    Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 16:19
    But when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.
  5. Cross References
    James 2:19
    You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe - and shudder!
  6. Cross References
    Daniel 3:26
    Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the burning fiery furnace; he declared, "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here!" Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out from the fire.
  7. Cross References
    Mark 5:7
    And crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.
  8. Cross References
    Acts 9:2
    And asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
    Matthew 7:14
    For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
  9. Cross References
    Mark 1:25
    But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!
    Mark 1:34
    And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
  10. Cross References
    Mark 9:38
    John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.
  11. Cross References
    Matthew 17:18
    And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was healed instantly.
  12. Cross References
    Acts 16:16
    As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling.
    Acts 19:25 - 26
    These he gathered together, with the workmen in similar trades, and said, "Men, you know that from this business we have our wealth.
  13. Cross References
    Acts 17:6 - 8
    And when they could not find them, they dragged...
    Acts 21:30
    Then all the city was stirred up, and the peopl...
    James 2:6
    But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not t...
    Acts 8:3
    But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering ...
    Acts 18:12
    But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Je...
    Matthew 10:18
    And you will be dragged before governors and ki...
  14. Cross References
    Esther 3:8
    Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, "There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom. Their laws are different from those of every other people, and they do not keep the king's laws, so that it is not to the king's profit to tolerate them.
  15. Cross References
    Acts 16:12
    And from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days.
  16. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 6:5
    Beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger.
    2 Corinthians 11:23 - 25
    Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one - I am talking like a madman - with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death.
    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.
  17. Cross References
    Luke 21:12
    But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake.
  18. Cross References
    Job 13:27
    You put my feet in the stocks and watch all my paths; you set a limit for the soles of my feet.
    Job 33:11
    He puts my feet in the stocks and watches all my paths.
    Jeremiah 20:2 - 3
    Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper Benjamin Gate of the house of the Lord.
    Jeremiah 29:26
    The Lord has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to have charge in the house of the Lord over every madman who prophesies, to put him in the stocks and neck irons.
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