Daily Word NT

January 23, 2018

Acts 16:36 — Acts 17:15
36 And the jailer reported these words to Paul: The magistrates have sent that you may be released. Now therefore come out and go in peace.

37 But Paul said to them, They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men who are Romans, and have thrown us into prison; and now secretly they are thrusting us out? No indeed! But let them come themselves and bring us out.

38 And the lictors reported these words to the magistrates. And they became frightened when they heard that they were Romans.

39 And they came and entreated them. And when they had brought them out, they asked them to depart from the city.

40 And they went out from the prison and entered the house of Lydia; and when they saw the brothers, they exhorted them and went forth.

1 And they traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the JEWS.

2 And according to his custom Paul went in to them, and on three Sabbaths he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

3 Opening and setting before them that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead, and saying, This is the Christ, the Jesus whom I announce to you.

4 And some of them were persuaded and were joined to Paul and Silas, as well as a great multitude of the devout Greeks, and of the chief women not a few.

5 But the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some evil men from among the loafers in the marketplace, gathered a crowd and set the city in an uproar; and coming upon the house of Jason, they sought to bring them to the populace.

6 But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brothers before the city officials, shouting, These men who have upset the world have come here also,

7 Whom Jason has welcomed; and these all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.

8 And they stirred up the crowd and the city officials, who listened to these things.

9 And when they had taken bail from Jason and the rest, they released them.

10 And the brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away during the night to Berea, who, when they arrived, went off into the synagogue of the JEWS.

11 Now these people were more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

12 Therefore many of them believed, and there were not a few Greek women of high standing and men.

13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been announced by Paul in Berea also, they came there as well, agitating and stirring up the crowds.

14 And immediately the brothers then sent Paul off, to go as far as the sea; and Silas and Timothy remained there.

15 And those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as quickly as possible, they went off.