and Jason has welcomed them into his house. They are all defying Caesar's decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus."18
When they heard this, the crowd and the city officials were thrown into turmoil.
Then they made Jason2 and the others post bond and let them go.
As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas3 away to Berea.4 On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.511
Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians,6 for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures7 every day to see if what Paul said was true.812
Many of the Jews believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.913
When the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God at Berea,10 they went there too, agitating the crowds and stirring them up.
The brothers11 immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas12 and Timothy13 stayed at Berea.
The men who escorted Paul brought him to Athens14 and then left with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.15
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.
So he reasoned in the synagogue16 with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there.