Paul and Silas in Thessalonica1Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to aThessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2And Paul went in bas was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them cfrom the Scriptures, 3 dexplaining and proving that it was necessary for ethe Christ to suffer and fto rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” 4And gsome of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did ha great many of the devout iGreeks and not a few of the leading women. 5 jBut the Jews ▼
▼Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time; also verse 13lwere jealous, and taking msome wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. 6And when they could not find them nthey dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, 7and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against othe decrees of Caesar, saying that there is panother king, Jesus.” 8And the people and the city authorities were disturbed when they heard these things. 9And when they had taken money as security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.
Paul and Silas in Berea10 qThe brothers ▼
▼Or brothers and sisters; also verse 14immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they swent into the Jewish synagogue. 11Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness texamining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. 12 uMany of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek vwomen of high standing as well as men. 13But when the Jews from Thessalonica learned that the word of God was proclaimed by Paul at Berea also, they came there too wagitating and stirring up the crowds. 14Then the brothers ximmediately sent Paul off on his way to the sea, but Silas and yTimothy remained there. 15 zThose who conducted Paul brought him as far as aaAthens, and after receiving a command abfor Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed.
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