Paul at Thessalonica

1 Now when they had traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to 1Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
2 And 2according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three 3Sabbaths reasoned with them from 4the Scriptures,
3 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."
4 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.
5 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.
6 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;
7 and Jason 17has welcomed them, and they all act 18contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus."
8 They stirred up the crowd and the city authorities who heard these things.
9 And when they had received a pledge from 19Jason and the others, they released them.