Ma`asei (Acts) 16
1And he came to Derbe and Lustra. And see, a certain taught one was there, named Timotiyos, the son of a certain Yehuḏi woman who believed – but his father was Greek –
2who was well spoken of by the brothers who were at Lustra and Ikonion.
3Sha’ul wished to have this one go with him. And he took him and circumcised him because of the Yehuḏim who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was Greek.
4And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the regulations to keep, which were decided by the emissaries and elders at Yerushalayim.
5Then, indeed, the assemblies were strengthened in the belief, and increased in number every day.
6And having passed through Phrygia and the Galatian country, they were forbidden by the Set-apart Spirit to speak the word in Asia.
7When they came to Musia, they tried to go into Bithunia, but the Spirit did not allow them.
8And having passed by Musia, they came down to Troas.
9And in the night a vision appeared to Sha’ul: A man of Makedonia was standing, begging him and saying, “Come over to Makedonia and help us.”
10And when he saw the vision, immediately we sought to go to Makedonia, concluding that the Master had called us to bring the Good News to them.
11Therefore, sailing from Troas, we ran a straight course to Samothrake, and the next day came to Neapolis,
12and from there to Philippi, which is the principal city of that part of Makedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days.
13And on the Sabbath day we went outside the city by a river, where there used to be prayer. And having sat down we were speaking to the women who met there.
14And a certain woman named Ludia,#Most probably a gentile by birth, converted to יהושע. a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, worshipping Elohim, was hearing, whose heart the Master did open to pay attention to what Sha’ul said.
15And when she was immersed, and her household, she begged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be believing in the Master, come to my house and stay.” And she urged us.
16And it came to be, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of Puthon, did meet us, who brought her masters much profit by foretelling.
17Having followed Sha’ul and us, she cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High Elohim, who proclaim to us the way of deliverance.”
18And she was doing this for many days. But Sha’ul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the Name of יהושע Messiah to come out of her.” And it came out that same hour.
19But when her masters saw that their anticipation of money-making was gone, they seized Sha’ul and Silas and dragged them into the market-place to the rulers.
20And having brought them to the captains, they said, “These men, being Yehuḏim, greatly disturb our city,
21and they proclaim practices which are not right for us to receive nor to do, being Romans.”
22And the crowd rose up together against them. And the captains tore off their garments and commanded them to be beaten with rods.
23And having laid many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them safely,
24who, having received such a command, put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
25And at midnight Sha’ul and Silas were praying and singing songs to Elohim, and the prisoners were listening to them.
26And suddenly a great earthquake took place, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened and all the chains came loose.
27And the jailer, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, thinking the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.
28But Sha’ul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do no harm to yourself, for we are all here.”
29And asking for a light, he ran in, and fell down trembling before Sha’ul and Silas.
30And having led them outside he said, “Masters, what do I have to do to be saved?”
31And they said, “Believe on the Master יהושע Messiah, and you shall be saved, you and your household.”
32And they spoke the Word of יהוה to him and to all who were in his house.
33And taking them in that hour of the night, he washed their wounds, and immediately he was immersed, he and all that were his.
34And having brought them into his house, he set food before them. And he rejoiced with all his household, having believed in Elohim.
35And when day came, the authorities sent the officers, saying, “Let these men go.”
36And the jailer reported these words to Sha’ul, saying, “The captains have sent to let you go. Now then, come out and go in peace.”
37But Sha’ul said to them, “They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, being Romans. They have thrown us into prison, and now, do they throw us out secretly? No indeed! Let them come themselves and bring us out.”
38And the officers reported these words to the authorities, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans.
39And having come, they pleaded with them and brought them out, and asked them to leave the city.
40So coming out of the prison they went to Ludia, and seeing the brothers, they encouraged them, and went forth.

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