|And the people rushed together against them. And the magistrates, tearing their tunics, ordered them to be beaten with staffs.
|And when they had inflicted many scourges on them, they cast them into prison, instructing the guard to watch them diligently.
|And since he had received this kind of order, he cast them into the interior prison cell, and he restricted their feet with stocks.
|Then, in the middle of the night, Paul and Silas were praying and praising God. And those who were also in custody were listening to them.
|Yet truly, there was a sudden earthquake, so great that the foundations of the prison were moved. And immediately all the doors were opened, and the bindings of everyone were released.
|Then the prison guard, having been jarred awake, and seeing the doors of the prison open, drew his sword and intended to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had fled.
|But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying: “Do no harm to yourself, for we are all here!”
|Then calling for a light, he entered. And trembling, he fell before the feet of Paul and Silas.
|And bringing them outside, he said, “Sirs, what must I do, so that I may be saved?”
|So they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and then you will be saved, with your household.”
|And they spoke the Word of the Lord to him, along with all those who were in his house.
|And he, taking them in the same hour of the night, washed their scourges. And he was baptized, and next his entire household.
|And when he had brought them into his own house, he set a table for them. And he was joyous, with his entire household, believing in God.