The people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews, others with the apostles.(A)

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Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas,(A) as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and quite a few prominent women.

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But other Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city.(A) They rushed to Jason’s(B) house in search of Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the crowd.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 17:5 Or the assembly of the people

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