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 a before the city authorities, b 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.
That very night the believers c sent Paul and Silas off to Beroea; and when they arrived, they went to the Jewish synagogue.
These Jews were more receptive than those in Thessalonica, for they welcomed the message very eagerly and examined the scriptures every day to see whether these things were so.
Many of them therefore believed, including not a few Greek women and men of high standing.
But when the Jews of Thessalonica learned that the word of God had been proclaimed by Paul in Beroea as well, they came there too, to stir up and incite the crowds.
Then the believers d immediately sent Paul away to the coast, but Silas and Timothy remained behind.
Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and after receiving instructions to have Silas and Timothy join him as soon as possible, they left him.
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