AD50 - Acts 16:16-22
Paul in jail again for teaching about Jesus.
Paul a Roman citizen could not be put in prison with out a trial. Not that withstanding Paul had been and would be put in prison with out a legal trial a number of times. The local anchorites having to escort Paul out of prison with many apologizes.
Paul saw it a wonderful place to speak about his Lord and Master Jesus and using song Paul was used to bring the Philippian Jailer and household to faith in Jesus.
Paul and Silas in Prison
16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved." 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!" At that moment the spirit left her.
19 When 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. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice."
22 The 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. 24 Upon
receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their
feet in the stocks.
Roman soldiers could be killed for losing a prisoner.