Paul at Thessalonica

17 Now when they had traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to (A)Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And (B)according to Paul’s custom, he went to them, and for three (C)Sabbaths reasoned with them from (D)the Scriptures, [a]explaining and [b]giving evidence that the [c]Christ (E)had to suffer and (F)rise again from the dead, and saying, “(G)This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the [d]Christ.” (H)And some of them were persuaded and joined (I)Paul and Silas, [e]along with a large number of the (J)God-fearing (K)Greeks and [f]a number of the (L)leading women. But (M)the 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 (N)Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people. When they did not find them, they began (O)dragging Jason and some brethren before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have upset [g](P)the world have come here also; [h]and Jason (Q)has welcomed them, and they all act (R)contrary 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 [i]pledge from (S)Jason and the others, they released them.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 17:3 Lit opening
  2. Acts 17:3 Lit placing before
  3. Acts 17:3 I.e. Messiah
  4. Acts 17:3 I.e. Messiah
  5. Acts 17:4 Lit and a large
  6. Acts 17:4 Lit not a few
  7. Acts 17:6 Lit the inhabited earth
  8. Acts 17:7 Lit whom Jason has welcomed
  9. Acts 17:9 Or bond

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