New International Version
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
King James Bible
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
Darby Bible Translation
And at midnight Paul and Silas, in praying, were praising God with singing, and the prisoners listened to them.
World English Bible
But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
Young's Literal Translation
And at midnight Paul and Silas praying, were singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were hearing them,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
At midnight Paul and Silas - sang praises - Though these holy men felt much, and had reason to fear more, yet they are undismayed, and even happy in their sufferings: they were so fully satisfied that they were right, and had done their duty, that there was no room for regret or self-reproach. At the same times they had such consolations from God as could render any circumstances not only tolerable, but delightful. They prayed, first, for grace to support them, and for pardon and salvation for their persecutors; and then, secondly, sang praises to God, who had called them to such a state of salvation, and had accounted them worthy to suffer shame for the testimony of Jesus. And, although they were in the inner prison, they sang so loud and so heartily that the prisoners heard them.
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'And on the sabbath day we went forth without the gate, by a river side, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which were come together.' --ACTS xvi. 13 (R.V.). This is the first record of the preaching of the Gospel in Europe, and probably the first instance of it. The fact that the vision of the man of Macedonia was needed in order to draw the Apostle across the straits into Macedonia, and the great length at which the incidents at Philippi are …
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At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized.
speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
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