New Living Translation
Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:25 Paul and Silas sung a hymn to God - Notwithstanding weariness, hunger stripes, and blood. And the prisoners heard - A song to which they were not accustomed.
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
Yet they don't ask, 'Where is God my Creator, the one who gives songs in the night?
I reflect at night on who you are, O LORD; therefore, I obey your instructions.
Then the apostles and elders together with the whole church in Jerusalem chose delegates, and they sent them to Antioch of Syria with Paul and Barnabas to report on this decision. The men chosen were two of the church leaders--Judas (also called Barsabbas) and Silas.
Her masters' hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities at the marketplace.
Even at that hour of the night, the jailer cared for them and washed their wounds. Then he and everyone in his household were immediately baptized.
singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts.
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