Now when they had traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to 1Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
And 2according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three 3Sabbaths reasoned with them from 4the Scriptures,
explaining and giving evidence that the Christ 5had to suffer and 6rise again from the dead, and saying, "7This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ."
8And some of them were persuaded and joined 9Paul and Silas, along with a large number of the 10God-fearing 11Greeks and a number of the 12leading women.
But 13the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of 14Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people.
When they did not find them, they began 15dragging Jason and some brethren before the city authorities, shouting, "These men who have upset 16the world have come here also;
and Jason 17has welcomed them, and they all act 18contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus."
They stirred up the crowd and the city authorities who heard these things.
And when they had received a pledge from 19Jason and the others, they released them.