Acts 16:29
New International Version
The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.

New Living Translation
The jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.

English Standard Version
And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas.

Berean Study Bible
Calling for lights, the jailer rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.

Berean Literal Bible
And having called for lights, he rushed in, and having become terrified, he fell down before Paul and Silas.

New American Standard Bible
And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas,

King James Bible
Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

Christian Standard Bible
The jailer called for lights, rushed in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.

Contemporary English Version
The jailer asked for a torch and went into the jail. He was shaking all over as he knelt down in front of Paul and Silas.

Good News Translation
The jailer called for a light, rushed in, and fell trembling at the feet of Paul and Silas.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the jailer called for lights, rushed in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.

International Standard Version
The jailer asked for torches and rushed inside. Trembling as he knelt in front of Paul and Silas,

NET Bible
Calling for lights, the jailer rushed in and fell down trembling at the feet of Paul and Silas.

New Heart English Bible
He called for lights and sprang in, and, fell down trembling before Paul and Silas,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he lit a lamp and he leaped and entered, trembling, and he fell before the feet of Paulus and of Shila,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The jailer asked for torches and rushed into the jail. He was trembling as he knelt in front of Paul and Silas.

New American Standard 1977
And he called for lights and rushed in and, trembling with fear, he fell down before Paul and Silas,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he called for a light and came inside and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas

King James 2000 Bible
Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

American King James Version
Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

American Standard Version
And he called for lights and sprang in, and, trembling for fear, fell down before Paul and Silas,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then calling for a light, he went in, and trembling, fell down at the feet of Paul and Silas.

Darby Bible Translation
And having asked for lights, he rushed in, and, trembling, fell down before Paul and Silas.

English Revised Version
And he called for lights, and sprang in, and, trembling for fear, fell down before Paul and Silas,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas;

Weymouth New Testament
Then, calling for lights, he sprang in and fell trembling at the feet of Paul and Silas;

World English Bible
He called for lights and sprang in, and, fell down trembling before Paul and Silas,

Young's Literal Translation
And, having asked for a light, he sprang in, and trembling he fell down before Paul and Silas,
Study Bible
The Conversion of the Jailer
28But Paul called out in a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself! We are all here!” 29Calling for lights, the jailer rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”…
Cross References
Acts 16:19
When the girl's owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities in the marketplace.

Acts 16:28
But Paul called out in a loud voice, "Do not harm yourself! We are all here!"

Treasury of Scripture

Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

and came.

Acts 9:5,6
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks…

Acts 24:25
And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Psalm 99:1
The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.

and fell.

Isaiah 60:14
The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Revelation 3:9
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.







Lexicon
Calling for
Αἰτήσας (Aitēsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 154: To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

lights,
φῶτα (phōta)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5457: Light, a source of light, radiance. From an obsolete phao; luminousness.

[the jailer] rushed in
εἰσεπήδησεν (eisepēdēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1530: To leap into, rush into. From eis and pedao; to rush in.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

fell
προσέπεσεν (prosepesen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4363: From pros and pipto; to fall towards, i.e. prostrate oneself, or to rush upon.

trembling {before}
ἔντρομος (entromos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1790: Trembling with fear, terrified. From en and tromos; terrified.

Paul
Παύλῳ (Paulō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Silas.
Σιλᾷ (Sila)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4609: Silas, a pet-form of the name Silvanus; a Roman citizen and a helper of Paul. Contraction for Silouanos; Silas, a Christian.
(29) Then he called for a light.--More accurately, 'for lights. As St. Luke does not use, as in Acts 20:8, the word for "lamps," it is probable that the lights were torches, and that the gaoler, with one in his hand, leapt into the darkness of the subterranean dungeon.

Verse 29. - And he called for lights for then he called for a light, A.V. (φῶτα is the accusative plural, though not a very common form; φῶς is often used in the sense of "a lamp," or, as we say, "a light"); trembling for fear for came trembling and, A.V. 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.
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