22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas,
and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten.
23 After 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.
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying
and singing hymns to God, and the other
prisoners were listening to them.