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--Acts of the Apostles--

But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. (17:5)

And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; (17:6)

Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, [one] Jesus. (17:7)

And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things. (17:8)

And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go. (17:9)

--2 Thessalonians--

Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: (1:1)

Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1:2)

We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; (1:3)

So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: (1:4)

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