Ac 17:1And they traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.

Ac 17:2And according to his custom Paul went in to them, and on three Sabbaths he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

Ac 17:3Opening and setting before them that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead, and saying, This is the Christ, the Jesus whom I announce to you.

Ac 17:4And some of them were persuaded and were joined to Paul and Silas, as well as a great multitude of the devout Greeks, and of the chief women not a few.

Ac 17:5But the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some evil men from among the loafers in the marketplace, gathered a crowd and set the city in an uproar; and coming upon the house of Jason, they sought to bring them to the populace.

Ac 17:6But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brothers before the city officials, shouting, These men who have upset the world have come here also,

Ac 17:7Whom Jason has welcomed; and these all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.

Ac 17:8And they stirred up the crowd and the city officials, who listened to these things.

Ac 17:9And when they had taken bail from Jason and the rest, they released them.

Ac 17:10And the brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away during the night to Berea, who, when they arrived, went off into the synagogue of the Jews.

Ac 17:11Now these people were more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

Ac 17:12Therefore many of them believed, and there were not a few Greek women of high standing and men.

Ac 17:13But when the Jews from Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been announced by Paul in Berea also, they came there as well, agitating and stirring up the crowds.

Ac 17:14And immediately the brothers then sent Paul off, to go as far as the sea; and Silas and Timothy remained there.

Ac 17:15And those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as quickly as possible, they went off.

Ac 17:16And while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he beheld that the city was full of idols.

Ac 17:17He reasoned therefore in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.

Ac 17:18And some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also confronted him. And some said, What would this babbler wish to say? And others, He seems to be an announcer of foreign deities — because he was announcing Jesus and the resurrection as the gospel.

Ac 17:19And they took hold of him and led him to the Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new teaching is which is being spoken by you?

Ac 17:20For you are bringing strange things to our ears. We intend to know therefore what these things mean.

Ac 17:21(Now all the Athenians and the foreigners sojourning there spent their time on nothing other than telling or hearing something new.)

Ac 17:22And Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, Men of Athens, I observe that in every way you very much revere your deities.

Ac 17:23For while I was passing through and carefully observing the objects of your worship, I even found an altar on which was inscribed, TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. What therefore you worship without knowing, this I announce to you.

Ac 17:24The God who made the world and all things in it, this One, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;

Ac 17:25Neither is He served by human hands as though He needed anything in addition, since He Himself gives to all life and breath and all things.

Ac 17:26And He made from one every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, determining beforehand their appointed seasons and the boundaries of their dwelling,

Ac 17:27That they might seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, even though He is not far from each one of us;

Ac 17:28For in Him we live and move and are, as even some poets among you have said, For we are also His race.

Ac 17:29Being then the race of God, we ought not to suppose that what is divine is like gold or silver or stone, like an engraving of art and thought of man.

Ac 17:30Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now charges all men everywhere to repent,

Ac 17:31Because He has set a day in which He is to judge the world in righteousness by the man whom He has designated, having furnished proof to all by raising Him from the dead.

Ac 17:32And when they heard of a resurrection of the dead, some scoffed; and others said, We will hear you yet again concerning this.

Ac 17:33Thus Paul went out from their midst.

Ac 17:34But some men joined him and believed, among whom also was Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.

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