“And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.”
King James Version (KJV)
16:33 He washed their stripes - It should not be forgot, that the apostles had not the power of working miraculous cures when they pleased, either on themselves, or their dearest friends. Nor was it expedient they should, since it would have frustrated many wise designs of God, which were answered by their sufferings.
Ac 16:33 Washed [their] stripes. They were all covered with bruises, blood and dust. His heart is now changed and filled with the spirit of mercy. Howson suggests that they were washed in the tank or reservoir within the prison court, supplied by the water from the roof. Here also all were baptized . . . without delay. On the baptism of his household, see PNT "Ac 16:15".