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.