17:5 But the Jews became jealous, 1 and gathering together some worthless men from the rabble in the marketplace, 2 they formed a mob 3 and set the city in an uproar. 4 They attacked Jason’s house, 5 trying to find Paul and Silas 6 to bring them out to the assembly. 7 17:6 When they did not find them, they dragged 8 Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, 9 screaming, “These people who have stirred up trouble 10 throughout the world 11 have come here too, 17:7 and 12 Jason has welcomed them as guests! They 13 are all acting against Caesar’s 14 decrees, saying there is another king named 15 Jesus!” 16 17:8 They caused confusion among 17 the crowd and the city officials 18 who heard these things. 17:9 After 19 the city officials 20 had received bail 21 from Jason and the others, they released them.
Paul and Silas at Berea
17:10 The brothers sent Paul and Silas off to Berea 22 at once, during the night. When they arrived, 23 they went to the Jewish synagogue. 24 17:11 These Jews 25 were more open-minded 26 than those in Thessalonica, 27 for they eagerly 28 received 29 the message, examining 30 the scriptures carefully every day 31 to see if these things were so. 17:12 Therefore many of them believed, along with quite a few 32 prominent 33 Greek women and men. 17:13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica 34 heard that Paul had also proclaimed the word of God 35 in Berea, 36 they came there too, inciting 37 and disturbing 38 the crowds. 17:14 Then the brothers sent Paul away to the coast 39 at once, but Silas and Timothy remained in Berea. 40