But when the Jews of Thessalonica
The unbelieving Jews there,
had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul
which they came at, either by persons that came from thence to Thessalonica, or by letters sent them:
they came thither also;
as the Jews from Antioch and Iconium came to Lystra on a like account, ( Acts 14:19 )
and stirred up the people;
the common people, the natives of the place, against the apostles; suggesting that they were wicked men, and enemies to all laws, human or divine, civil or religious.