The Philippian Jailer Converted
p About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,
and suddenly q there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately r all the doors were opened, and s everyone's bonds were unfastened.
When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and t was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
But Paul cried with a loud voice, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here."
And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he u fell down before Paul and Silas.
Then he brought them out and said, "Sirs, v what must I do to be w saved?"
And they said, x "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you y and your household."
And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.
And he took them z the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he a was baptized at once, he and all his family.
Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he b rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.
But when it was day, the magistrates sent the police, saying, "Let those men go."
And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The magistrates have sent to let you go. Therefore come out now and go in peace."
But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us publicly, c uncondemned, men who are Roman citizens, and have thrown us into prison; and do they now throw us out secretly? No! Let them come themselves and take us out."
The police reported these words to the magistrates, and c they were afraid when they heard that they were Roman citizens.
So they came and apologized to them. And they took them out and d asked them to leave the city.
So they went out of the prison and visited e Lydia. And when they had seen f the brothers, they encouraged them and departed.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
But none says, 'Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night.
By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
I said, "Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart." Then my spirit made a diligent search:
At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules.
And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said.
When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel left him.
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, "Get up quickly." And the chains fell off his hands.
And after Herod searched for him and did not find him, he examined the sentries and ordered that they should be put to death. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and spent time there.
The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape.
1 Kings 20:39
And as the king passed, he cried to the king and said, "Your servant went out into the midst of the battle, and behold, a soldier turned and brought a man to me and said, 'Guard this man; if by any means he is missing, your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.
When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him.
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And the crowds asked him, "What then shall we do?
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John 6:28 - 29
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She followed Paul and us, crying out, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
He will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
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But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my h...
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And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
1 Peter 1:6
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1 Peter 1:8
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Tho...
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But when they had stretched him out for the whips, Paul said to the centurion who was standing by, "Is it lawful for you to flog a man who is a Roman citizen and uncondemned?
So those who were about to examine him withdrew from him immediately, and the tribune also was afraid, for he realized that Paul was a Roman citizen and that he had bound him.
But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men who are Roman citizens, and have thrown us into prison; and do they now throw us out secretly? No! Let them come themselves and take us out.
And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.
One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.
So the saying spread abroad among the brothers that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?