New American Standard Bible
And when they had received a pledge from Jason and the others, they released them.
King James Bible
And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.
Darby Bible Translation
And having taken security of Jason and the rest, they let them go.
World English Bible
When they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.
Young's Literal Translation
and having taking security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And when they had taken security of Jason - This is an expression taken from courts, and means that Jason and the other gave satisfaction to the magistrates for the good conduct of Paul and Silas, or became responsible for it. Whether it was by depositing a sum of money, and by thus giving bail, is not quite clear. The sense is, that they did it in accordance with the Roman usages, and gave sufficient security for the good conduct of Paul and Silas. Heuman supposes that the pledge given was that they should leave the city. Michaelis thinks that they gave a pledge that they would no more harbor them; but if they returned again to them, they would deliver them to the magistrates.
And of the other - The other brethren Acts 17:6 who had been drawn to the rulers of the city.
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But the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people.
They stirred up the crowd and the city authorities who heard these things.
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