Bible: Acts 17:5-14

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 

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