Leave the city (Acts 16:39)

“The magistrates came.

They apologized

To Paul and Silas.

They took them out.

Then they asked them

To leave the city.”

καὶ ἐλθόντες παρεκάλεσαν αὐτούς, καὶ ἐξαγαγόντες ἠρώτων ἀπελθεῖν ἀπὸ τῆς πόλεως.

The author of Acts indicated that the magistrates came (καὶ ἐλθόντες) and apologized or appealed (παρεκάλεσαν) to Paul and Silas (αὐτούς).  Then the magistrates led them out (καὶ ἐξαγαγόντες) of jail.  Then they asked (ἠρώτων) Paul and Silas to leave (ἀπελθεῖν) the city (ἀπὸ τῆς πόλεως).  Thus, the magistrates themselves showed up and tried to appease Paul and Silas.  They personally led them out of jail, but they asked if both Paul and Silas would leave the town so as not to cause any more disturbances.  Paul seemed to be okay with this request, at least he did not complain.  Has anybody ever apologized to you?

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