Then they traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue.
As usual, Paul went to them, and on three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
explaining and showing that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead, and saying: "This is the Messiah, Jesus, whom I am proclaiming to you."
Then some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, including a great number of God-fearing Greeks, as well as a number of the leading women.
But the Jews became jealous, and when they had brought together some scoundrels from the marketplace and formed a mob, they set the city in an uproar. Attacking Jason's house, they searched for them to bring them out to the public assembly.
When they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, shouting, "These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too,
and Jason has received them as guests! They are all acting contrary to Caesar's decrees, saying that there is another king-Jesus!"
The Jews stirred up the crowd and the city officials who heard these things.
So taking a security bond from Jason and the others, they released them.