Acts 16:36
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New International Version
The jailer told Paul, "The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace."

New Living Translation
So the jailer told Paul, "The city officials have said you and Silas are free to leave. Go in peace."

English Standard Version
And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, “The magistrates have sent to let you go. Therefore come out now and go in peace.”

Berean Study Bible
The jailer informed Paul: "The magistrates have sent orders to release you. Now you may go on your way in peace."

Berean Literal Bible
And the jailer reported these words to Paul: "The captains have sent that you may be let go. Now therefore having gone out, depart in peace."

New American Standard Bible
And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The chief magistrates have sent to release you. Therefore come out now and go in peace."

King James Bible
And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The jailer reported these words to Paul: "The magistrates have sent orders for you to be released. So come out now and go in peace."

International Standard Version
The jailer reported these words to Paul, and added, "The magistrates have sent word to release you. So come out now and go in peace."

NET Bible
The jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The magistrates have sent orders to release you. So come out now and go in peace."

New Heart English Bible
The jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The magistrates have sent to let you go; now therefore come out, and go in peace."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when The Warden of the prison heard, he entered and he spoke this message to Paulus: “The Magistrates have sent so that you should be released, and now depart; go in peace.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The jailer reported this order to Paul by saying, "The officials have sent word to release you. So you can leave peacefully now."

New American Standard 1977
And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, “The chief magistrates have sent to release you. Now therefore, come out and go in peace.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the keeper of the prison made these words known unto Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go; now therefore depart and go in peace.

King James 2000 Bible
And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.

American King James Version
And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.

American Standard Version
And the jailor reported the words to Paul,'saying , The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore come forth, and go in peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the keeper of the prison told these words to Paul: The magistrates have sent to let you go; now therefore depart, and go in peace.

Darby Bible Translation
And the jailor reported these words to Paul: The praetors have sent that ye may be let go. Now therefore go out and depart in peace.

English Revised Version
And the jailor reported the words to Paul, saying, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore come forth, and go in peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.

Weymouth New Testament
So the jailer brought Paul word, saying, "The praetors have sent orders for you to be released. Now therefore you can go, and proceed on your way in peace."

World English Bible
The jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The magistrates have sent to let you go; now therefore come out, and go in peace."

Young's Literal Translation
and the jailor told these words unto Paul -- 'The magistrates have sent, that ye may be let go; now, therefore, having gone forth go on in peace;'
Study Bible
An Official Apology
35When daylight came, the magistrates sent their officers with the order: “Release those men.” 36The jailer informed Paul: “The magistrates have sent orders to release you. Now you may go on your way in peace.” 37But Paul said to the officers, “They beat us publicly without a trial and threw us into prison, even though we are Roman citizens. And now do they want to send us away secretly? Absolutely not! Let them come themselves and escort us out!”…
Cross References
Mark 5:34
"Daughter," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you; go in peace and be free of your affliction."

Acts 15:33
After spending some time there, they were sent off by the brothers in peace to return to those who had sent them.

Acts 16:23
And after striking them with many blows, they threw them into prison and ordered the jailer to guard them securely.

Acts 16:27
When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, presuming that the prisoners had escaped.

Acts 16:35
When daylight came, the magistrates sent their officers with the order: "Release those men."
Treasury of Scripture

And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.

and go.

Acts 15:33 And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace …

Exodus 4:18 And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and said …

Judges 18:6 And the priest said to them, Go in peace: before the LORD is your …

1 Samuel 1:17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant …

1 Samuel 20:42 And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, for as much as we have sworn …

1 Samuel 25:35 So David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and …

1 Samuel 29:7 Why now return, and go in peace, that you displease not the lords …

2 Kings 5:19 And he said to him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.

Mark 5:34 And he said to her, Daughter, your faith has made you whole; go in …

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world …

(36) Go in peace.--The few hours which the gaoler had spent with his new teacher had probably taught him to use the phrase in the fulness of its meaning (see Notes on Luke 7:50; Luke 8:48), and not as a mere conventional formula. He naturally looks on the offer--securing, as it did, safety for his new friend--as one that should be accepted.

Verse 36. - Jailor for keeper of the prison, A.V., as ver. 27; reported the words... saying for told this saying, A.V. and T.R.; come forth for depart, A.V. And the keeper of the prison told this, saying to Paul,.... The Ethiopic version adds, "and to Silas"; this was the same person with the jailer, whom Paul had baptized; and indeed, the same word is here used, though a little differently rendered, who no doubt reported this message to Paul with great joy:

the magistrates have sent to let you go; they have sent an order to let you out of prison:

now therefore depart, and go in peace; which expresses the jailer's pleasure of mind, and joy of heart, in executing his orders; and his sincere and hearty wishes for peace and prosperity to go along with them wherever they went, who had been instrumental of so much good to him and his family. 36. the keeper—overjoyed to have such orders to execute.

told this … to Paul … now therefore … go in peace—Very differently did Paul receive such orders.16:35-40 Paul, though willing to suffer for the cause of Christ, and without any desire to avenge himself, did not choose to depart under the charge of having deserved wrongful punishment, and therefore required to be dismissed in an honourable manner. It was not a mere point of honour that the apostle stood upon, but justice, and not to himself so much as to his cause. And when proper apology is made, Christians should never express personal anger, nor insist too strictly upon personal amends. The Lord will make them more than conquerors in every conflict; instead of being cast down by their sufferings, they will become comforters of their brethren.
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