Acts 16:28
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New International Version
But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself! We are all here!"

King James Bible
But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.

Darby Bible Translation
But Paul called out with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm, for we are all here.

World English Bible
But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, "Don't harm yourself, for we are all here!"

Young's Literal Translation
and Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Thou mayest not do thyself any harm, for we are all here.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Do thyself no harm - As it was now dark, being midnight, St. Paul must have had a Divine intimation of what the jailor was going to do; and, to prevent it, cried out aloud, Do thyself no harm, for we are all here.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

cried.

Leviticus 19:18 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself...

Psalm 7:4 If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (yes, I have delivered him that without cause is my enemy:)

Psalm 35:14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourns for his mother.

Proverbs 24:11,12 If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn to death, and those that are ready to be slain...

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you...

Luke 6:27,28 But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you...

Luke 10:32-37 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side...

Luke 22:51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer you thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Do.

Exodus 20:13 You shall not kill.

Proverbs 8:36 But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be you foolish: why should you die before your time?

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Paul at Philippi
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

The Great Question and the Plain Answer
'He brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31. And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved.'--ACTS xvi. 30, 31. The keeper of a Macedonian jail was not likely to be a very nervous or susceptible person. And so the extraordinary state of agitation and panic into which this rough jailer was cast needs some kind of explanation. There had been, as you will all remember, an earthquake of a strange kind, for it not only opened the prison doors, but shook
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Measures to Promote Revivals.
Text.--These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city and teach customs which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.--Acts xvi. 20, 21. "THESE men," here spoken of, were Paul and Silas, who went to Philippi to preach the Gospel, and very much disturbed the people of that city, because they supposed the preaching would interfere with their worldly gains. And so they arranged the preachers of the Gospel before the magistrates of the city, as culprits, and charged
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion

The Missionary on the Sea Shore.
"And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: There stood a man of Macedonia and prayed him saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us."--Acts 16:9. "Wei schaumt so feierlich zu unsern Fuessen." [65]F. de la Motte Fouque. transl., Jane Borthwick, 1858 Dark mighty Ocean, rolling to our feet! In thy low murmur many voices meet, The sound of distant lands brought strangely near To Fancy's ear. From shores unknown comes the sweet Sabbath bell, New languages the old glad tidings tell, We hear the
Jane Borthwick—Hymns from the Land of Luther

Cross References
Acts 16:27
The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.

Acts 16:29
The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.

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