Acts 16:19-24

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19When the owners of the slave girl realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”

22The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten. 23After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

2 responses to “Acts 16:19-24

  1. They didn’t say “these men cost us money by tossing out a spirit”. And they knew that they couldn’t put the spirit back in. So their actions were motivate by spite and vengeance. When we are attacked for our faith, our accusers are not always going to allege facts or give us a fair chance to respond and defend ourselves. Christ warned of this and said that “so persecuted the ones before Him”, and of course He was so persecuted.

  2. OHHHHHH I like the Law Guy’s perspective –

    I wonder if they were breaking any customs themselves?

    Many times i know I have pointed out others mistakes and ignore mine – the whole plank vs splinter syndrome!

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