Acts 16:33
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New International Version
At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.

New American Standard Bible
And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household.

King James Bible
And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds. Right away he and all his family were baptized.

International Standard Version
At that hour of the night, he took them and washed their wounds. Then he and his entire family were baptized immediately.

NET Bible
At that hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds; then he and all his family were baptized right away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And at that hour of the night, he took and washed them of their wounds and immediately he was immersed and all the people of his household.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At that hour of the night, the jailer washed Paul and Silas' wounds. The jailer and his entire family were baptized immediately.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

King James 2000 Bible
And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, immediately.

American King James Version
And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

American Standard Version
And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, immediately.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he, taking them the same hour of the night, washed their stripes, and himself was baptized, and all his house immediately.

Darby Bible Translation
And he took them the same hour of the night and washed [them] from their stripes; and was baptised, he and all his straightway.

English Revised Version
And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, immediately.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, without delay.

Weymouth New Testament
Then he took them, even at that time of night, washed their wounds, and he and all his household were immediately baptized;

World English Bible
He took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes, and was immediately baptized, he and all his household.

Young's Literal Translation
and having taken them, in that hour of the night, he did bathe them from the blows, and was baptized, himself and all his presently,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:25-34 The consolations of God to his suffering servants are neither few nor small. How much more happy are true Christians than their prosperous enemies! As in the dark, so out of the depths, we may cry unto God. No place, no time is amiss for prayer, if the heart be lifted up to God. No trouble, however grievous, should hinder us from praise. Christianity proves itself to be of God, in that it obliges us to be just to our own lives. Paul cried aloud to make the jailer hear, and to make him heed, saying, Do thyself no harm. All the cautions of the word of God against sin, and all appearances of it, and approaches to it, have this tendency. Man, woman, do not ruin thyself; hurt not thyself, and then none else can hurt thee; do not sin, for nothing but that can hurt thee. Even as to the body, we are cautioned against the sins which do harm to that. Converting grace changes people's language of and to good people and good ministers. How serious the jailer's inquiry! His salvation becomes his great concern; that lies nearest his heart, which before was furthest from his thoughts. It is his own precious soul that he is concerned about. Those who are thoroughly convinced of sin, and truly concerned about their salvation, will give themselves up to Christ. Here is the sum of the whole gospel, the covenant of grace in a few words; Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. The Lord so blessed the word, that the jailer was at once softened and humbled. He treated them with kindness and compassion, and, professing faith in Christ, was baptized in that name, with his family. The Spirit of grace worked such a strong faith in them, as did away further doubt; and Paul and Silas knew by the Spirit, that a work of God was wrought in them. When sinners are thus converted, they will love and honour those whom they before despised and hated, and will seek to lessen the suffering they before desired to increase. When the fruits of faith begin to appear, terrors will be followed by confidence and joy in God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 33. - Immediately for straightway, A.V. Washed their stripes. Mark the jailor's faith working by love. He and all his. The phrase seems purposely adapted to include family, slaves, and all under his roof. If the conversion of the jailor and his house was sudden, the circumstances which led to it were of unusual power - the earthquake, the loosing of the prisoners' bands, the midnight hour, the words of grace and love and lifo from the apostle's mouth.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he took them the same hour of the night,.... After they had done preaching to him, and to his family:

and washed their stripes; which were very many and heavy, and whereby they were covered with blood; and which by this time began to fester, and to produce corrupt matter; and all this in a pool, which Grotius supposes was within the bounds of the prison, he washed off from them: his faith worked by love, and showed itself in fruits of charity and righteousness, and in obedience to Christ, and submission to his ordinance, as follows:

and was baptized, he and all his, straightway; by immersion, that being the only way in which baptism was administered, or can be, so as to be called a baptism: and which might be administered, either in the pool, which Grotius supposes to have been in the prison; or in the river near the city, where the oratory was, Acts 16:13 and it is no unreasonable thought to suppose, that they might go out of the prison thither, and administer the ordinance, and return to the prison again before morning unobserved by any; and after that, enter into the jailer's house and be refreshed, as in the following verse; and as this instance does not at all help the cause of sprinkling, so neither the baptism of infants; for as the jailer's family were baptized as well as he, so they had the word of the Lord spoken to them as well as he, and believed as well as he, and rejoiced as he did; all which cannot be said of infants; and besides, it must be proved that he had infants in his house, and that these were taken out of their beds in the middle of the night, and baptized by Paul, ere the instance can be thought to be of any service to infant baptism.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

33. And he took them—the word implies change of place.

the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes—in the well or fountain which was within or near the precincts of the prison [Howson]. The mention of "the same hour of the night" seems to imply that they had to go forth into the open air, which, unseasonable as the hour was, they did. These bleeding wounds had never been thought of by the indifferent jailer. But now, when his whole heart was opened to his spiritual benefactors, he cannot rest until he has done all in his power for their bodily relief.

and was baptized, he and all his, straightway—probably at the same fountain, since it took place "straightway"; the one washing on his part being immediately succeeded by the other on theirs.

Acts 16:33 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Conversion of the Jailer
32And they spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house. 33And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household. 34And he brought them into his house and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, having believed in God with his whole household.
Cross References
Matthew 3:6
Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

Acts 16:25
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

Acts 16:32
Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.

1 Peter 3:21
and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also--not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
Treasury of Scripture

And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

washed.

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Isaiah 11:6-9 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie …

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Luke 10:33,34 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and …

Galatians 5:6,13 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; …

and was.

Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she sought us, saying, …

Luke 19:9 And Jesus said to him, This day is salvation come to this house, …

1 Corinthians 1:16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not …

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