New International Version
Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.
King James Bible
And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
Darby Bible Translation
And they spoke to him the word of the Lord, with all that were in his house.
World English Bible
They spoke the word of the Lord to him, and to all who were in his house.
Young's Literal Translation
and they spake to him the word of the Lord, and to all those in his household;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And they spake unto him the word of the Lord - Thus, by teaching him and all that were in his house the doctrine of the Lord, they plainly pointed out to them the way of salvation. And it appears that he and his whole family, who were capable of receiving instructions, embraced this doctrine, and showed the sincerity of their faith by immediately receiving baptism. And, by the way, if he and all his were baptized straightway, παραχρημα, immediately, instantly, at that very time, dum ipsa res agitur, it is by no means likely that there was any immersion in the case; indeed, all the circumstances of the case, the dead of the night, the general agitation, the necessity of despatch, and the words of the text, all disprove it. The apostles, therefore, had another method of administering baptism besides immersion, which, if practised according to the Jewish formalities, must have required considerable time, and not a little publicity. As the Jews were accustomed to receive whole families of heathens, young and old, as proselytes, by baptism, so here the apostles received whole families, those of Lydia and the jailor, by the same rite. It is therefore pretty evident that we have in this chapter very presumptive proofs:
1. That baptism was administered without immersion, as in the case of the jailor and his family; and
2. That children were also received into the Church in this way; for we can scarcely suppose that the whole families of Lydia and the jailor had no children in them; and, if they had, it is not likely that they should be omitted; for the Jewish practice was invariably to receive the heathen children with their proselyted parents.
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'And on the sabbath day we went forth without the gate, by a river side, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which were come together.' --ACTS xvi. 13 (R.V.). This is the first record of the preaching of the Gospel in Europe, and probably the first instance of it. The fact that the vision of the man of Macedonia was needed in order to draw the Apostle across the straits into Macedonia, and the great length at which the incidents at Philippi are …
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They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household."
At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized.
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