Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians,1 for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures2 every day to see if what Paul said was true.312
Many of the Jews believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.413
When the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God at Berea,5 they went there too, agitating the crowds and stirring them up.
The brothers6 immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas7 and Timothy8 stayed at Berea.
The men who escorted Paul brought him to Athens9 and then left with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.10