Paul and Silas in Prison

Acts 16

16 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl p possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters q much profit by fortune-telling. 17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, "These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation." 18 And this she did for many days. But Paul, r greatly 1 annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." s And he came out that very hour.

19 But t when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and u dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities. 20 And they brought them to the magistrates, and said, "These men, being Jews, v exceedingly trouble our city; 21 "and they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe." 22 Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes w and commanded them to be beaten with rods. 23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. 24 Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

  1. Cross References
    Leviticus 19:31
    Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits;...
    Leviticus 20:6
    And the person who turns to mediums and familia...
    Leviticus 20:27
    'A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has f...
    Deuteronomy 18:11
    Or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a s...
    1 Samuel 28:3
    Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had lamente...
    1 Samuel 28:7
    Then Saul said to his servants, "Find me a woma...
    2 Kings 21:6
    Also he made his son pass through the fire, pra...
    1 Chronicles 10:13
    So Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he ha...
    Isaiah 8:19
    And when they say to you, "Seek those who are m...
  2. Cross References
    Acts 19:24
    For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Diana, brought no small profit to the craftsmen.
  3. Cross References
    Mark 1:25
    But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!
    Mark 1:34
    Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.
  4. Cross References
    Mark 16:17
    And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 16:16
    Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling.
    Acts 19:25
    He called them together with the workers of similar occupation, and said: "Men, you know that we have our prosperity by this trade.
    Acts 19:26
    Moreover you see and hear that not only at Ephesus, but throughout almost all Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are not gods which are made with hands.
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 10:18
    You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
  7. Cross References
    1 Kings 18:17
    Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, " Is that you, O troubler of Israel?
    Acts 17:8
    And they troubled the crowd and the rulers of the city when they heard these things.
  8. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 6:5
    In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings.
    2 Corinthians 11:23
    Are they ministers of Christ? - I speak as a fool - I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often.
    2 Corinthians 11:25
    Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep.
    1 Thessalonians 2:2
    But even after we had suffered before and were spitefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God in much conflict.
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