Acts 17:1-15 Bible in Basic English

The Uproar in Thessalonica

17 1  Now when they had gone through Amphipolis and Apollonia they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Synagogue of the Jews: 2  And Paul, as he generally did, went in to them, and on three Sabbath days had discussions with them from the holy Writings, 3  Saying to them clearly and openly that Christ had to be put to death and come back to life again; and that this Jesus, whom, he said, I am preaching to you, is the Christ. 4  And some of them had faith, and were joined to Paul and Silas; and a number of the God-fearing Greeks, and some of the chief women. 5  But the Jews, being moved with envy, took with them certain low persons from among the common people, and getting together a great number of people, made an outcry in the town, attacking the house of Jason with the purpose of taking them out to the people. 6  And when they were not able to get them, they took Jason and some of the brothers by force before the rulers of the town, crying, These men, who have made trouble all over the world have now come here; 7  Whom Jason has taken into his house: and they are acting against the orders of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus. 8  And hearing these things the people and the rulers of the town were troubled. 9  And having made Jason and the others give an undertaking to keep the peace, they let them go.

The Apostles at Beroea

10  And the brothers straight away sent Paul and Silas away by night to Beroea: and they, when they came there, went to the Synagogue of the Jews. 11  Now these were more noble than the Jews of Thessalonica, for they gave serious attention to the word, searching in the holy Writings every day, to see if these things were so. 12  And a number of them had faith, and no small number of the Greek women of high position and of the men. 13  But when the Jews of Thessalonica had news that Paul was preaching the word at Beroea, they came there, troubling the people and working them up. 14  So the brothers sent Paul straight away to the sea: but Silas and Timothy kept there still. 15  But those who went with Paul took him as far as Athens, and then went away, with orders from him to Silas and Timothy to come to him quickly.


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