Paul and Silas in Thessalonica
Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to g Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
And Paul went in, h as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them i from the Scriptures,
j explaining and proving that it was necessary for k the Christ to suffer and l to rise from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ."
And m some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did n a great many of the devout o Greeks and not a few of the leading women.
p But the Jews q were jealous, and taking r some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd.
And when they could not find them, s they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, "These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also,
and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against t the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is u another king, Jesus."
And the people and the city authorities were disturbed when they heard these things.
And when they had taken money as security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus.
Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again.
1 Thessalonians 1:1
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.
When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them.
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.
Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?
They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?
But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled.
For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
1 Thessalonians 2:1 - 2
For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain.
But the people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews and some with the apostles.
Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men.
The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
1 Thessalonians 2:14 - 16
For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea. For you suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they did from the Jews.
But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.
But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy
And they gave him seventy pieces of silver out of the house of Baal-berith with which Abimelech hired worthless and reckless fellows, who followed him.
Then Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob, and worthless fellows collected around Jephthah and went out with him.
2 Chronicles 13:7
And certain worthless scoundrels gathered about him and defied Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and irresolute and could not withstand them.
Acts 16:19 - 21
But when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.
As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem.
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king.