Acts 17:1-15 New American Standard Bible

The Uproar in Thessalonica

17 Now when they had traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia , they came to Thessalonica , where there was a synagogue of the Jews . 2  And according to Paul's custom , he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures , 3  explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead , and saying, " This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ ." 4  And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas , along with a large number of the God-fearing Greeks and a number e of the leading women . 5  But the Jews , becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place , formed a mob and set the city in an uproar ; and attacking the house of Jason , they were seeking to bring them out to the people . 6  When they did not find them, they began dragging Jason and some brethren before the city authorities , shouting , "These men who have upset the world have come here also ; 7  and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar , saying that there is another king , Jesus ." 8  They stirred up the crowd and the city authorities who heard these things . 9  And when they had received a pledge from Jason and the others , they released them.

The Apostles at Beroea

10  The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea , and when they arrived , they went into the synagogue of the Jews . 11  Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica , for they received the word with great eagerness , examining the Scriptures daily e to see whether these things were so . 12  Therefore many of them believed , along with a number e of prominent Greek women and men . 13  But when the Jews of Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been proclaimed by Paul in Berea also , they came there as well , agitating and stirring up the crowds . 14  Then immediately the brethren sent Paul out to go as far as the sea ; and Silas and Timothy remained there . 15  Now those who escorted Paul brought him as far as Athens ; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible , they left .

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