Acts 17:7
New International Version
and Jason has welcomed them into his house. They are all defying Caesar's decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus."

New Living Translation
And Jason has welcomed them into his home. They are all guilty of treason against Caesar, for they profess allegiance to another king, named Jesus.”

English Standard Version
and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.”

Berean Study Bible
and Jason has welcomed them into his home. They are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king, named Jesus!”

Berean Literal Bible
whom Jason has received. And these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, proclaiming another to be king, Jesus."

King James Bible
Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

New King James Version
Jason has harbored them, and these are all acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king—Jesus.”

New American Standard Bible
and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.”

NASB 1995
and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus."

NASB 1977
and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.”

Amplified Bible
and Jason has welcomed them [into his house and protected them]! And they all are saying things contrary to the decrees of Caesar, [actually] claiming that there is another king, Jesus.”

Christian Standard Bible
and Jason has welcomed them. They are all acting contrary to Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king—Jesus.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and Jason has received them as guests! They are all acting contrary to Caesar's decrees, saying that there is another king--Jesus!"

American Standard Version
whom Jason hath received: and these all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And this is their host, Jason, and these all oppose the commands of Caesar, while they are saying that there is another King, Yeshua.”

Contemporary English Version
and Jason has welcomed them into his home. All of them break the laws of the Roman Emperor by claiming that someone named Jesus is king."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whom Jason hath received; and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.

English Revised Version
whom Jason hath received: and these all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

Good News Translation
and Jason has kept them in his house. They are all breaking the laws of the Emperor, saying that there is another king, whose name is Jesus."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and Jason has welcomed them as his guests. All of them oppose the emperor's decrees by saying that there is another king, whose name is Jesus."

International Standard Version
and Jason has welcomed them as his guests. All of them oppose the emperor's decrees by saying that there is another king—Jesus!"

Literal Standard Version
whom Jason has received; and all these do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying another to be king—Jesus.”

NET Bible
and Jason has welcomed them as guests! They are all acting against Caesar's decrees, saying there is another king named Jesus!"

New Heart English Bible
whom Jason has received. These all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus."

Weymouth New Testament
Jason has received them into his house; and they all set Caesar's authority at defiance, declaring that there is another Emperor-- one called Jesus."

World English Bible
whom Jason has received. These all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus!"

Young's Literal Translation
whom Jason hath received; and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying another to be king -- Jesus.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Uproar in Thessalonica
6But when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some other brothers before the city officials, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have now come here, 7and Jason has welcomed them into his home. They are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king, named Jesus!” 8On hearing this, the crowd and city officials were greatly disturbed.…

Cross References
Luke 10:38
As they traveled along, Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.

Luke 23:2
And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this man subverting our nation, forbidding payment of taxes to Caesar, and proclaiming Himself to be Christ, a King."

Acts 17:5
The Jews, however, became jealous. So they brought in some troublemakers from the marketplace, formed a mob, and sent the city into an uproar. They raided Jason's house in search of Paul and Silas, hoping to bring them out to the people.

Acts 17:8
On hearing this, the crowd and city officials were greatly disturbed.

James 2:25
In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute justified by her actions when she welcomed the spies and sent them off on another route?


Treasury of Scripture

Whom Jason has received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

and these.

Acts 16:21
And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.

Acts 25:8-11
While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all…

Ezra 4:12-15
Be it known unto the king, that the Jews which came up from thee to us are come unto Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad city, and have set up the walls thereof, and joined the foundations…









(7) These all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar.--Thessalonica, though a free city, was yet under the imperial government, and the Jews therefore appeal to the emperor's decree, probably to the edict of Claudius (Acts 18:2), as at least showing the drift of the emperor's policy, even though it was not strictly binding except in Rome and the coloniae. This, however, might prove an insufficient weapon of attack, and therefore they add another charge, to which no magistrate throughout the empire could be indifferent. (See Notes on Luke 23:2; John 19:12.) The preachers were not only bringing in a relligio illicita, but were guilty of treason against the majesty of the empire; they said there was "another King." It is clear from the Epistle to the Thessalonians that the Kingdom of Christ, and specially His second coming as King, had been very prominent in the Apostle's teaching (1Thessalonians 4:14; 1Thessalonians 5:2; 1Thessalonians 5:23; 2Thessalonians 1:7-8; 2Thessalonians 2:1-12), and this may have furnished materials for the accusation.

Verse 7. - Act for do, A.V. Received; i.e. as the word ὑποδέχομαι always means "received as a guest" (Luke 10:38; Luke 19:6; James 2:25, etc.). Hence the substantive ὑποδοχή, an entertainment or reception. The insinuation is that, by harboring these seditious men, Jason had made himself a partner in their sedition. That there is another king, etc. (comp. John 19:12, 15).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[and] Jason
Ἰάσων (Iasōn)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2394: Future active participle masculine of iaomai; about to cure; Jason, a Christian.

has welcomed them into his home.
ὑποδέδεκται (hypodedektai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5264: From hupo and dechomai; to admit under one's roof, i.e. Entertain hospitably.

They
οὗτοι (houtoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

{are} all
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

defying
πράσσουσι (prassousi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4238: To do, perform, accomplish; be in any condition, i.e. I fare; I exact, require.

Caesar’s
Καίσαρος (Kaisaros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2541: Of Latin origin; Caesar, a title of the Roman emperor.

decrees,
δογμάτων (dogmatōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 1378: A decree, edict, ordinance. From the base of dokeo; a law.

saying
λέγοντες (legontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

there is
εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

another
ἕτερον (heteron)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2087: (a) of two: another, a second, (b) other, different, (c) one's neighbor. Of uncertain affinity; other or different.

king,
βασιλέα (basilea)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 935: A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

[ named ] Jesus!”
Ἰησοῦν (Iēsoun)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.


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