New International Version
The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.
King James Bible
Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
Darby Bible Translation
And having asked for lights, he rushed in, and, trembling, fell down before Paul and Silas.
World English Bible
He called for lights and sprang in, and, fell down trembling before Paul and Silas,
Young's Literal Translation
And, having asked for a light, he sprang in, and trembling he fell down before Paul and Silas,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He called for a light - That he might see how things stood, and whether the words of Paul were true; for on this his personal safety depended.
Came trembling - Terrified by the earthquake, and feeling the danger to which his own life was exposed.
Fell down before Paul and Silas - The persons whom a few hours before he, according to his office, treated with so much asperity, if not cruelty, as some have supposed; though, by the way, it does not appear that he exceeded his orders in his treatment of the apostles.
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When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities.
But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself! We are all here!"
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