New Living Translation
They were severely beaten, and then they were thrown into prison. The jailer was ordered to make sure they didn't escape.
King James Bible
And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:
Darby Bible Translation
And having laid many stripes upon them they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely;
World English Bible
When they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely,
Young's Literal Translation
many blows also having laid upon them, they cast them to prison, having given charge to the jailor to keep them safely,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:23 They laid many stripes upon them - Either they did not immediately say they were Romans, or in the tumult it was not regarded. Charging the jailer - Perhaps rather to quiet the people than because they thought them criminal.
LibraryThe Cry of the Heathen
And now, beloved, having thus prefaced our discourse, we have another observation to make before we proceed to a full discussion of the text. What an instance of Divine sovereignty we have in our text! He who is wise can see sovereignty everywhere in the work of salvation, but how clearly is it present here. Bithynia must not hear the gospel; the apostle desires to go and preach it there; but as yet, it seems, God does not intend that Bithynia should be evangelised. He desires to tarry in Asia, and …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
The Heavenly Father
The jailer woke up to see the prison doors wide open. He assumed the prisoners had escaped, so he drew his sword to kill himself.
So the jailer told Paul, "The city officials have said you and Silas are free to leave. Go in peace."
2 Corinthians 6:5
We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? I know I sound like a madman, but I have served him far more! I have worked harder, been put in prison more often, been whipped times without number, and faced death again and again.
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