Acts 16:19

“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,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when her Masters saw that the hope of their gaines was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the market place, vnto the rulers,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when her masters saw that the hope of their gain was gone, they laid hold on Paul and Silas, and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they took Paul and Silas, pulling them into the market-place before the rulers;
- Basic English Bible

And her masters, seeing that the hope of their gains was gone, having seized Paul and Silas, dragged [them] into the market before the magistrates;
- Darby Bible

And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the market-place to the rulers,
- Webster's Bible

But when her owners saw that their hopes of gain were gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them off to the magistrates in the public square.
- Weymouth Bible

But when her masters saw that the hope of their gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas, and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.
- World English Bible

And he wente out in the same our. And the lordis of hir siyen, that the hope of her wynnyng wente awei, and thei token Poul and Silas, and ledden in to the `dom place, to the princis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And her masters having seen that the hope of their employment was gone, having caught Paul and Silas, drew [them] to the market-place, unto the rulers,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 16:19


16:19 The magistrates - The supreme magistrates of the city. In the next verse they are called by a title which often signifies pretors. These officers exercised both the military and civil authority.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 16:19


Ac 16:19 When her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone. Nothing inflames the rage of men more than to see their hope of ill-gotten gains taken away. In our country more than one man has fallen a victim to the rage of rum-sellers who have seen their hope of gain taken away. Caught Paul and Silas. As the leaders of the missionary band. Drew [them] into the marketplace. The forum, or open square where meetings were held and the magistrates held their courts.

Discussion for Acts 16

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God was the protector and guide of Paul and Silas. He saw them through the thick and thin of their missionary journeys. The Holy Spirit was in hand to tell them where to go and not to go. Wherever they went, coverts were won. Even when jailed, God came to the rescue. It is the same God today and we must look up to him for daily guidance. In turn, we should spread the gospel to lost souls.
  • Ray321
    Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. We must follow his comments for to grow in Grace not for Salvation. We are seal by the Holy Spirit of God in Salvation, we cannot loose it. Praise God
  • Tahj D. Clements
    Amen. Obey and receive. If you believe on Him you will follow His commandments. You cannot just believe and be saved. The Apostles They who said this vers Knew that those who truly believe on Jesus's name will repent and follow the righteous way to The Father which Jesus taught. Read The book of Matthew chapter 5 for the information in what Jesus said and taught. I love you all. May The Good Lord bless you this day and forever as your walk in Him continues. Amen.-Tahj
  • Love for Truth
    Amen to Acts 16;30-31 also please pay attention to everything Jesus and his Apostles taught on believing EX: Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved v17 signs that follow believers speaking with new tongues as mentioned in Acts 2:4 they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and spake in other tongues that were new to them. Believers should receive the Holy Ghost John 7:39





  • Stephen
    AMEN, LadyA!!!!! I too believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!!!!!!!
  • LadyA
    I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

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