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."
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.
Darby Bible Translation
whom Jason has received; and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying, that there is another king, 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.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Whom Jason hath received - Has received into his house, and entertained kindly.
These all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar - The charge against them was that of sedition and rebellion against the Roman emperor. Grotius on this verse remarks that the Roman people, and after them the emperors, would not permit the name of king to be mentioned in any of the vanquished provinces except by their permission.
Saying that there is another king - This was probably a charge of mere malignity. They probably understood that when the apostles spoke of Jesus as a king, they did not do it as of a temporal prince. But it was easy to pervert their words, and to give plausibility to the accusation. The same thing had occurred in regard to the Lord Jesus himself, Luke 23:2.
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Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.
And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a King."
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.
In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?
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