17 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to aThessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2 Then Paul, as his custom was, bwent in to them, and for three Sabbaths creasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and demonstrating dthat the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ.” 4 eAnd some of them were persuaded; and a great multitude of the devout Greeks, and not a few of the leading women, joined Paul and fSilas.
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