Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to 1Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
And Paul went in, 2as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them 3from the Scriptures,
4explaining and proving that it was necessary for 5the Christ to suffer and 6to rise from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ."
And 7some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did 8a great many of the devout 9Greeks and not a few of the leading women.
10But the Jews 11were jealous, and taking 12some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd.
And when they could not find them, 13they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, "These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also,
and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against 14the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is 15another king, Jesus."
And the people and the city authorities were disturbed when they heard these things.
And when they had taken money as security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.