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,
Darby Bible Translation
And having asked for lights, he rushed in, and, trembling, fell down before 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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Then he called for a light - Greek: lights, in the plural. Probably several torches were brought by his attendants.
And came trembling - Alarmed at the earthquake; amazed that the prisoners were still there; confounded at the calmness of Paul and Silas and overwhelmed at the proof of the presence of God. Compare Jeremiah 5:22, "Fear ye not me, saith the Lord? will ye not tremble at my presence? etc."
And fell down - This was an act of profound reverence. See the notes on Matthew 2:11. It is evident that he regarded them as the favorites of God, and was con strained to recognize them as religious teachers.
LibraryThe Riot at Philippi
'And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, 20. And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, 21. And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. 22. And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. 23. And when they had laid many …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
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Scotland and Ireland
But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market place before the authorities,
But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!"
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