But the Jews who were not persuaded, becoming envious, took some of the evil men from the marketplace, and gathering a mob, set all the city in an uproar and attacked the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. 6 But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too. 7 Jason has harbored them, and these are all acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king—Jesus.” 8 And they troubled the crowd and the rulers of the city when they heard these things. 9 So when they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go. — Acts 17:5-9.
God’s revelation is resisted by envious Jews who stir up a mob to attack the house of Jason, where Paul and Silas are thought to be staying. Paul and Silas are not found, and Jason is dragged before the city rulers where he has to give security. The rebel-rousers accuse the Christians of rivalling Caesar politically. Jason gives security and is freed. [Source: Bible Panorama]