Acts 16:25

“And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And at midnight, Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises vnto God: and the prisoners heard them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns unto God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But about the middle of the night, Paul and Silas were making prayers and songs to God in the hearing of the prisoners;
- Basic English Bible

And at midnight Paul and Silas, in praying, were praising God with singing, and the prisoners listened to them.
- Darby Bible

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God: and the prisoners heard them.
- Webster's Bible

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,
- Weymouth Bible

But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
- World English Bible

And at mydniyt Poul and Silas worschipide, and heriden God; and thei that weren in kepyng herden hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

And at midnight Paul and Silas praying, were singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were hearing them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 16:25


16:25 Paul and Silas sung a hymn to God - Notwithstanding weariness, hunger stripes, and blood. And the prisoners heard - A song to which they were not accustomed.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 16:25


Ac 16:25 Prayed, and sang praises unto God. Never before had such sounds at midnight been heard from that inner dungeon. Bound, fettered, tortured, the spirit still had liberty, could pray, and praise God.

Discussion for Acts 16:25

  • Waysolbert Hopkins for verse 25
    Paul and Silas gives us an example of the power of prayer and praise. We only need to read down to the next first, verse 16:26 to see results of prayer and praise.
  • If we do God will ,no problem will overcome God's children
  • Michael Areola for verse 25
    Praising God takes you inner tabernacle of God where all things a possible. so when next you find yourself in the chain, praising God is the key.
  • Djala malcolm for verse 25
    Life is Warfare.The Spiritual Armour Against this Warfare is Effectual Fervent Prayer together with Consistent Praises and Adoration to God. Praises and prayer are Spiritual Weapons
  • When facing problems,we should learn how to pray and SING HYMNS OF PRAISE TO GOD.
  • Olujimi ayodeji for verse 25
    Jesus Christ is perfect enough to deliver us from all the afflictions of life if we call on him

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