Philippians 1:5 References
c Acts 16:12-40, Philippians 2:12, Philippians 4:15
12 and from there to aPhilippi, which is a leading city of the district of bMacedonia, ca Roman colony; and we were staying in this city for some days.
13 And on athe Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled.
14 A woman named Lydia, from the city of aThyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, ba worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord copened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.
15 And when she and aher household had been baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay." And she prevailed upon us.
16 It happened that as we were going to athe place of prayer, a slave-girl having ba spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortune-telling.
17 Following after Paul and us, she kept crying out, saying, "These men are bond-servants of athe Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation."
18 She continued doing this for many days. But Paul was greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, "I command you ain the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" And it came out at that very moment.
19 But when her masters saw that their hope of aprofit was gone, they seized bPaul and Silas and cdragged them into the market place before the authorities,
20 and when they had brought them to the chief magistrates, they said, "These men are throwing our city into confusion, being Jews,
21 and aare proclaiming customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being bRomans."
22 The crowd rose up together against them, and the chief magistrates tore their robes off them and proceeded to order them to be abeaten with rods.
23 When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding athe jailer to guard them securely;
24 and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in athe stocks.
25 But about midnight aPaul and Silas were praying and bsinging hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
26 and suddenly athere came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately ball the doors were opened and everyone's cchains were unfastened.
27 When athe jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about bto kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
28 But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!"
29 And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before aPaul and Silas,
32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house.
33 And he took them athat very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household.
34 And he brought them into his house and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, having believed in God with ahis whole household.
35 Now when day came, the chief magistrates sent their policemen, saying, "Release those men."
36 And athe jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The chief magistrates have sent to release you. Therefore come out now and go bin peace."
37 But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us in public without trial, amen who are Romans, and have thrown us into prison; and now are they sending us away secretly? No indeed! But let them come themselves and bring us out."
38 The policemen reported these words to the chief magistrates. aThey were afraid when they heard that they were Romans,
39 and they came and appealed to them, and when they had brought them out, they kept begging them ato leave the city.
40 They went out of the prison and entered the house of aLydia, and when they saw bthe brethren, they encouraged them and departed.
12 So then, my beloved, ajust as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your bsalvation with cfear and trembling;