But when her masters saw this and that their profit was in danger, they took hold of Paul and Silas and brought them before the town rulers and judges These men are causing trouble in our town. They are Jews and we are Romans. The people were hostile to them. The judges had their clothes stripped from them and they were flogged... They were thrown in the innermost part of the prison. The gaoler kept close watch on them. But around midnight Paul and Silas prayed and praised God. Suddenly there was a great earthquake. The foundations of the prison shook and straight away the doors opened and the chains loosened.