He said, "Why, what has he done that is wrong?" But they shouted all the louder, "Have him crucified!"
But when the tenants saw his son, they said to one another. 'This is his heir! Come on, let us kill him, and get his inheritance!'
But they uttered a great shout and stopped their ears, and they rushed upon him all together,
This offended the Jews and they gathered some unprincipled loafers, formed a mob and started a riot in the town. They attacked Jason's house, to find them and bring them out among the people.
shouting, "Men of Israel, help! This is the man who teaches everybody everywhere against our people and the Law and this place, and besides he has actually brought Greeks into the Temple and desecrated this sacred place."
They had listened to him until he said that, but then they shouted, "Kill him and get him out of the world! A creature like that ought not to be allowed to live!"
As the dispute was becoming violent, the colonel began to be afraid that they would tear Paul in pieces, and ordered the soldiers to go down and get him away from them and bring him into the barracks.
In the morning, the Jews made a conspiracy and took an oath not to eat or drink till they had killed Paul.