6 They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia,
having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.
7 When they had
come opposite Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the
Spirit of Jesus did not allow them;
8 so, passing
by Mysia, they went down to Troas.
9 During the night
Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with
him and saying, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’
10 When he had
seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia,
being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news
11 We set sail
from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following
day to Neapolis,
12 and from there
to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia
and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days.
13 On the sabbath
day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there
was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who
had gathered there.
14 A certain woman
named Lydia, a worshipper of God, was listening to us; she was from
the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened
her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul.
15 When she and
her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, ‘If you
have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home.’
And she prevailed upon us.