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Now 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) 0n 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 worshiper 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. Acts 16:11-15(NRSV