New International Version
When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: "Release those men."
King James Bible
And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.
Darby Bible Translation
And when it was day, the praetors sent the lictors, saying, Let those men go.
World English Bible
But when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, "Let those men go."
Young's Literal Translation
And day having come, the magistrates sent the rod-bearers, saying, 'Let those men go;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the magistrates sent the sergeants - The original word, ῥαβδουχους, means the lictors, persons who carried before the consul the fasces, which was a hatchet, round the handle of which was a bundle of rods tied. Why the magistrates should have sent an order to dismiss the apostles, whom they had so barbarously used the preceding evening, we cannot tell, unless we receive the reading of the Codex Bezae as genuine, viz. Ἡμερας δε γενομενης, συνηλθον οἱ Ϛρατηγοι επι το αυτο εις την αγοραν, και αναμνησθεντες τον σεισμον τον γεγοντα, εφοβηθησαν, και απεϚειλαν τους ῥαβδουχους κ. τ. λ. And when it was day, the magistrates came together into the court, And Remembering the Earthquake that Had Happened, they were afraid, and they sent the sergeants, etc. The Itala version of this same MS. has the same reading: so has also the margin of the later Syriac. If this MS. be correct, the cause of the dismissal of the apostles is at once evident: the earthquake had alarmed the magistrates; and, taking it for granted that this was a token of the Divine displeasure against them for their unprincipled conduct towards those good men, they wished to get as quietly rid of the business as they could, and therefore sent to dismiss the apostles. Whether this reading be genuine or not, it is likely that it gives the true cause of the magistrates' conduct.
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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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The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God--he and his whole household.
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The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed.
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