Acts 16:35

“And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when it was day, the Magistrates sent the Sergeants, saying, Let those men goe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now when day came, the chief magistrates sent their policemen, saying, "Release those men."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when it was day, the authorities sent the police, saying, Let these men go.
- Basic English Bible

And when it was day, the praetors sent the lictors, saying, Let those men go.
- Darby Bible

And when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go.
- Webster's Bible

In the morning the praetors sent their lictors with the order, "Release those men."
- Weymouth Bible

But when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, "Let those men go."
- World English Bible

And whanne dai was come, the magistratis senten catchepollis, and seiden, Delyuere thou tho men.
- Wycliffe Bible

And day having come, the magistrates sent the rod-bearers, saying, `Let those men go;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 16:35


16:35 The pretors sent - Being probably terrified by the earthquake; saying, Let those men go - How different from the charge given a few hours before! And how great an ease of mind to the jailer!


People's Bible Notes for Acts 16:35


Ac 16:35,36 The magistrates sent the officers. The lictors are meant. It is possible that the magistrates had, in some way, heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens. They wished, therefore, to quietly get rid of them. The Porcian and Valerian laws exempted all Roman citizens from stripes or torture. They had broken the law.

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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