Bible: Acts 17:4-13

17:4 Some of them were persuaded 1  and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large group 2  of God-fearing Greeks 3  and quite a few 4  prominent women. 17:5 But the Jews became jealous, 5  and gathering together some worthless men from the rabble in the marketplace, 6  they formed a mob 7  and set the city in an uproar. 8  They attacked Jason’s house, 9  trying to find Paul and Silas 10  to bring them out to the assembly. 11  17:6 When they did not find them, they dragged 12  Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, 13  screaming, “These people who have stirred up trouble 14  throughout the world 15  have come here too, 17:7 and 16  Jason has welcomed them as guests! They 17  are all acting against Caesar’s 18  decrees, saying there is another king named 19  Jesus! 20  17:8 They caused confusion among 21  the crowd and the city officials 22  who heard these things. 17:9 After 23  the city officials 24  had received bail 25  from Jason and the others, they released them.

Paul and Silas at Berea

17:10 The brothers sent Paul and Silas off to Berea 26  at once, during the night. When they arrived, 27  they went to the Jewish synagogue. 28  17:11 These Jews 29  were more open-minded 30  than those in Thessalonica, 31  for they eagerly 32  received 33  the message, examining 34  the scriptures carefully every day 35  to see if these things were so. 17:12 Therefore many of them believed, along with quite a few 36  prominent 37  Greek women and men. 17:13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica 38  heard that Paul had also proclaimed the word of God 39  in Berea, 40  they came there too, inciting 41  and disturbing 42  the crowds.

NET Bible Study Environment