Acts 17

CHAPTER 17

Paul in Thessalonica

1And having traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came unto Thessalonica, where there was the synagogue of the Jews. 2And according to the thing accustomed to Paul, he entered to them, and for [2Sabbaths 1three] he reasoned with them from the scriptures, 3opening and pointing out that [2for the 3Christ 1it was a must] to suffer, and to be raised up from the dead; and that this one is the Christ -- Jesus, whom I announce to you. 4And some of them yielded, and associated with Paul and Silas; both of the worshiping Greeks, a great multitude, [4women 1and 2of the 3foremost] not a few. 5And having taken up with the Jews, the ones resisting persuasion of the advocates, certain [2men 1wicked], and having raised a mob, made a disruption in the city. And having stood by the house of Jason, they sought to lead them unto the people. 6[2not 3having found 1But] them, they dragged Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, yelling that, The ones [2the 3inhabitable world 1overthrowing] are these, and [2here 1they are at hand], 7whom Jason has welcomed; and these all [2contrary 3of the 4decrees 5of Caesar 1act], [4king 1saying 2another 3to be] -- Jesus. 8[7were disturbed 1And 2the 3multitude 4and 5the 6rulers of the city] hearing these things. 9And having taken a fit security from Jason, and the rest, they released them.

The Word is Received in Berea

10And the brethren immediately by the night sent forth both Paul and Silas unto Berea; who, being come, [2into 3the 4synagogue 1went] of the Jews. 11And these were more well-born of the ones in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, by the day examining the scriptures, if these held such things. 12Many indeed then from them believed; and of the [2Greek 3women 1decent], and men, there were not a few. 13But when [5knew 1the 3from 4Thessalonica 2Jews] that also in Berea [4was announced 5by 6Paul 1the 2word 3of God], they came also shaking up the multitudes. 14And immediately then [3sent Paul 1the 2brethren] to go as by the sea. [6remained behind 1But 2both 3Silas 4and 5Timothy] there.

Paul in Athens

15And the ones standing by Paul led him unto Athens; and having received a command to Silas and Timothy, that as quickly as possible they should come to him, they exited. 16But in Athens, [2looking out for 3them 1Paul], was provoked in his spirit, in his viewing [4full of idols 3being 1the 2city]. 17He reasoned indeed then in the synagogue with the Jews, and the ones worshiping, and in the market every day with the ones coming by. 18And some of the Epicureans and Stoics, philosophers, engaged with him. And some said, What ever does [3want 2seed picker 1this] to say? And some said, [4of strange 5demons 1He seems 3an announcer 2to be]; because [2of Jesus 3and 4the 5resurrection 6to them 1he announced good news].

Paul on the Areopagus

19And taking hold of him, [2unto 3the 4Areopagus 1they led him], saying, Are we able to know what this new [3by 4you is 2being spoken 1teaching]? 20[3being strange 1For 2some things] you insert into our hearing. We want then to know what ever these things will to be. 21[3Athenians 1And 2all], and the emigrating strangers, [2in 3nothing 4else 1spend their opportune time] than to tell [3something 1and 2to hear] newer. 22[3having stood 1And 2Paul] in the middle of the Areopagus, said, Men, Athenians, [2in all things 3as 4ones reverent of gods 1I view you]. 23For going through, and contemplating your objects of worship, I found also a shrine in which had been inscribed, To an unknown God. Whom then not knowing you are pious towards, this one I announce to you. 24The God, the one making the world and all the things in it, this one [3of heaven 4and 5earth 2Lord 1being], does not [2in 3handmade 4temples 1dwell], 25nor by the hands of men attending is there any feeling any want, himself giving to all life and breath, and all things; 26and he made of one blood every nation of men, to dwell upon all the face of the earth, having confirmed beforehand times and the boundaries of their dwelling -- 27to seek the Lord, if then perhaps they might grope after him, and might find him, though indeed [2not 3far 4from 6one 5each 7of us 1being]. 28[2in 3him 1For] we live, and move, and are; as also some of the [2among you 1poets] have said, For of him [2also 3a family 1we are]. 29[2a family 3then 1Being] of God, ought we to think gold, or silver, or stone, an imprint of a craft, and thinking of man [3the 4divine 1to be 2like]? 30[3the 1Indeed 2then] times of ignorance [2having overlooked 1God], at present exhorts all men everywhere to repent; 31because he set a day in which he is about to judge the world in righteousness, by a man in whom he confirmed, [2belief 1having furnished] to all, having raised him from the dead. 32And hearing a resurrection of the dead, some taunted; and some said, We will hear you again concerning this. 33And thus Paul came forth from out of the midst of them. 34But some men cleaving to him believed; among whom also was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman, by name Damaris, and others with them.
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