Acts 17:9

9 So taking a security bond from Jason and the others, they released them.

Acts 17:9 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 17:9

And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other,
&c.] That is, received satisfaction from them, by the defence which they made for themselves, and the apostles, by the account that they gave of them and of their doctrines; whereby it plainly appeared to the full satisfaction of the magistrates, that their principles had no tendency to move sedition, or to alter the form of their government, or to do anything detrimental to Caesar, as was suggested: the Syriac, and Arabic versions render it, "took sureties"; of them for their good behaviour, and that they would be forthcoming, whenever called for:

they let them go;
about their business, to their own houses, and company, and did not inflict any punishment upon them, or commit them to prison.

Acts 17:9 In-Context

7 and Jason has received them as guests! They are all acting contrary to Caesar's decrees, saying that there is another king-Jesus!"
8 The Jews stirred up the crowd and the city officials who heard these things.
9 So taking a security bond from Jason and the others, they released them.
10 As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas off to Beroea. On arrival, they went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11 The people here were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, since they welcomed the message with eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
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