River near Philippi



By a river near  Philippi a woman named Lydia heard Paul's message and was baptized. Later, a slave girl who had a spirit of divination followed Paul to the river, crying out that Paul was a slave of the Most High God. Paul cast out the demon.

Context: A small river flows near the city of Philippi. Near the river was a place of prayer, which was probably a synagogue. There Paul met Lydia, who was a cloth  merchant from Thyatira in Asia Minor. After coming to faith and being baptized, she invited Paul and Silas to stay in her home.

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