After Paul and Silas a had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three sabbath days argued with them from the scriptures,
explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Messiah b to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, "This is the Messiah, c Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you."
Some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women.
But the Jews became jealous, and with the help of some ruffians in the marketplaces they formed a mob and set the city in an uproar. While they were searching for Paul and Silas to bring them out to the assembly, they attacked Jason's house.
When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some believers d before the city authorities, e shouting, "These people who have been turning the world upside down have come here also,
and Jason has entertained them as guests. They are all acting contrary to the decrees of the emperor, saying that there is another king named Jesus."
The people and the city officials were disturbed when they heard this,
and after they had taken bail from Jason and the others, they let them go.
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