Acts 16:34
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New International Version
The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God--he and his whole household.

King James Bible
And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Darby Bible Translation
And having brought them into his house he laid the table [for them], and rejoiced with all his house, having believed in God.

World English Bible
He brought them up into his house, and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, with all his household, having believed in God.

Young's Literal Translation
having brought them also into his house, he set food before them, and was glad with all the household, he having believed in God.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He set meat before them - They were sufficiently exhausted, and needed refreshment; nor had the apostles any such inherent miraculous power as could prevent them from suffering through hunger, or enable them to heal their own grounds. As they were the instruments of bringing health to his soul, he became the instrument of health to their bodies. Genuine faith in Christ will always be accompanied with benevolence and humanity, and every fruit that such dispositions can produce. The jailor believed - brought them into his house - washed their stripes - and set meat before them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

when.

Luke 5:29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.

Luke 19:6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

Philippians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

1 Thessalonians 4:9,10 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another...

Philemon 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by you, brother.

James 2:14-17 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? can faith save him...

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

and rejoiced.

Acts 16:27-29 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword...

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house...

Acts 8:39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more...

Isaiah 12:1-3 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away...

Isaiah 55:12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing...

Isaiah 57:17,18 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth...

Isaiah 58:7-11 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked...

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation...

Luke 15:22-25,32 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet...

Romans 5:2,11 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God...

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

1 Peter 1:6-8 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations...

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Paul at Philippi
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

The Great Question and the Plain Answer
'He brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31. And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved.'--ACTS xvi. 30, 31. The keeper of a Macedonian jail was not likely to be a very nervous or susceptible person. And so the extraordinary state of agitation and panic into which this rough jailer was cast needs some kind of explanation. There had been, as you will all remember, an earthquake of a strange kind, for it not only opened the prison doors, but shook
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Measures to Promote Revivals.
Text.--These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city and teach customs which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.--Acts xvi. 20, 21. "THESE men," here spoken of, were Paul and Silas, who went to Philippi to preach the Gospel, and very much disturbed the people of that city, because they supposed the preaching would interfere with their worldly gains. And so they arranged the preachers of the Gospel before the magistrates of the city, as culprits, and charged
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion

The Missionary on the Sea Shore.
"And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: There stood a man of Macedonia and prayed him saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us."--Acts 16:9. "Wei schaumt so feierlich zu unsern Fuessen." [65]F. de la Motte Fouque. transl., Jane Borthwick, 1858 Dark mighty Ocean, rolling to our feet! In thy low murmur many voices meet, The sound of distant lands brought strangely near To Fancy's ear. From shores unknown comes the sweet Sabbath bell, New languages the old glad tidings tell, We hear the
Jane Borthwick—Hymns from the Land of Luther

Cross References
Acts 11:14
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'

Acts 16:15
When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. "If you consider me a believer in the Lord," she said, "come and stay at my house." And she persuaded us.

Acts 16:35
When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: "Release those men."

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