Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas,1 as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and not a few prominent women.
But the Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city.2 They rushed to Jason's3 house in search of Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the crowd.a6
But when they did not find them, they dragged4 Jason and some other brothers5 before the city officials, shouting: "These men who have caused trouble all over the world6 have now come here,77
and Jason has welcomed them into his house. They are all defying Caesar's decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus."88
When they heard this, the crowd and the city officials were thrown into turmoil.
Then they made Jason9 and the others post bond and let them go.