Acts 17:10-15

Many people in Berea believe Paul's message

10 As soon as it became dark, the believers in Thessalonica sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. When they arrived in that town, they went to the Jewish meeting place. 11 The Jewish people there in Berea were better people than those in Thessalonica. They were happy to listen carefully to Paul. Every day they also read the Bible. Then they could see if Paul's message was really true. 12 Many of the Jewish people in Berea believed the good news about Jesus. Many Greek men and some important Greek women also believed in Jesus.

13 But the Jews in Thessalonica heard what Paul was doing in Berea. They heard that he was telling people God's message about Jesus. So some of them went to Berea. They said bad things against Paul to the people there. As a result, a large crowd became angry with Paul. 14 Immediately, the believers in Berea sent Paul away to go to the coast. But Silas and Timothy stayed in Berea. 15 When Paul left Berea, some men went with him. They went by boat with him as far as the city called Athens. Before these men returned to Berea, Paul gave them a message for Silas and Timothy. He said, ‘Please come quickly and meet me here in Athens.’

17:15Athens is a city that was in the country called Achaia. Today, Athens is the capital city of Greece.